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SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 Released

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 Now Available Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2000 is now available from the Microsoft Web site. The SQL Server 2000 SP1 download is provided in three parts for the Database, Analysis Services, and Desktop Engine (MSDE) server components. All three parts can be downloaded at: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2000/sp1.asp. According to Microsoft, the following areas are updated with...

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XML for SQL Server 2000 Web Release 2

XML for SQL Server 2000 Web Release 2 now in Beta Beta 1 of XML for SQL Server 2000 Web Release 2 is now available from the Microsoft Web site. This release requires the US English version of SQL Server 2000 (Version 8.00.194) to be installed before the installation can be run. From Microsoft: "SQL Server 2000 introduced several new features for querying database tables and receiving the results as an XML document. Web...

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SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) Released

Service Pack 4 (SP4) for SQL Server 7 is now available from the Microsoft Web site. The latest service pack addresses specific issues that were discovered in SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0 since their ship date. Because SQL Server Service Packs are cumulative, SP4 includes all fixes from the previously released service packs; however, SP4 does not include any updates for the online analytical processing (OLAP)...

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New SQL Server 7.0/2000 Buffer Overrun Vulnerability Security Patch

Microsoft recently released a SQL Server 7.0/2000 security patch for a buffer overrun vulnerability in some SQL extended stored procedure functions. The "SQL Extended Procedure Functions Contain Unchecked Buffers" vulnerability exists due to a common flaw in several of the Microsoft-provided extended stored procedures, in which they fail to perform input validation correctly and are susceptible to buffer overruns as a...

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SQL Server CE 1.1 Service Pack 1 Update

Microsoft recently released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Windows CE Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SQL Server CE) v1.1. The new Service Pack offers support for Windows CE .NET devices. Other additions include support for the new Pocket PC 2002 Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Handheld PC 2000 SDK, as well as integrated extensions of enterprise applications, which are now recognized as part of the SQL Server CE setup...

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SQL Editor 4.3 Released

Version 4.3 of SQL Editor, a combination explorer and code editor for use with SQL Server databases, was recently released by its author, Bill Neal. SQL Editor makes it easy to find and change code, as well as create release scripts, all from a single Windows-based application. New features and enhancements in the 4.3 release include an Object History browser feature, enhanced Windows XP support, a new option to hide system...

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SQLXML 3.0 Now Available

SQLXML version 3.0 is now available from Microsoft. SQLXML, also know as XML for SQL Server, extends the built-in XML capabilities of SQL Server 2000 with technology to create XML Web services from SQL Server stored procedures or server-side XML templates. SQLXML 3.0 also includes extensions to the .NET Framework that provide SQLXML programmability to the languages supported by Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, including C# and...

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SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC Beta 2

Microsoft recently released beta 2 of the SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides highly scalable and reliable connectivity for the enterprise Java environment. The SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC provides JDBC access through any Java-enabled applet, application, or application server. It delivers high-performance point-to-point and n-tier access to SQL Server 2000 across the Internet and intranets. The...

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MySQL 4.0.1 Now Available

MySQL 4.0.1 is now officially available for RedHat Linux and is available in alpha (beta) release for all other major operating systems (including Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, HP-UX, AIX, and SGI Irix). MySQL is a fast, reliable, easy to use database server that consists of a multi-threaded SQL server that supports different backends, several different client programs and libraries, administrative tools, and several...

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SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 Beta Program

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 Beta Program Microsoft is seeking testers to evaluate SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 before it's released it to the public. Registered and active members of the beta program will also be given early preview access to "Yukon", the "next major milestone in the evolution of SQL Server." You can apply now at the Microsoft SQL Server Beta site to download the SP-2 release, receive access to private...