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Latest service pack - how to be alerted


Latest service pack - how to be alerted

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SQLmountain
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Having been a DBA for quite some time I am aware of the need to obtain and install the latest service pack, and do know where to find it. My question is this:

Is there a way to receive automatic alerts when a service pack has been distributed?
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I setup a recurring Outlook Task to remind me to check for new versions every two weeks. I will typically plan to roll out relevant updates to a Dev server first, then bring them through the environments until they make it to Prod.

You can also subscribe to Aaron Bertrand's or Glenn Berry's newsletters. They typically send out notices.

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Thanks! Both those names look familiar. I've been away from the forums/blogs for a while, and just getting to the point where I want to take my DBA skills to the next level.
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Also... since you did advise on installing, would you have any tips for applying a service pack to a production server running SharePoint? We are a small shop with no sandbox running SharePoint 2010 in this instance.
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You're most welcome.

I have to admin, I have very little experience with SQL Server admin as it relates to SharePoint (not since 2007 and only a very small install). You may get some responses on this thread, or go ahead and post a new thread. There is bound to be someone qualified in SharePoint admin perusing this site that can and will provide some solid guidance.

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Stick this into your favourite RSS reader http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/rss.aspx

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GilaMonster (9/5/2012)
Stick this into your favourite RSS reader http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/rss.aspx

Very cool, thanks for sharing *adds to rss reader* It looks like they've fallen a little behind though. No new posts since 8/1 Ermm

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Placed your rss link in my Live Bookmarks. I think staying tuned in (reading SQL ServerCentral, blogs, etc.) as well as the rss feed I will be all set.

Thanks!
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