FIX: A fix is available that improves the manageability of SSMS 2008 R2 to support Spatial Types for SQL Azure

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Article ID: 2285711 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

A fix is available that improves the manageability of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2008 R2 to support spatial types for SQL Azure.

Since SQL Azure Service Update 3, SQL Azure databases support geometry and geography data types and methods. Additionally, SQL Azure databases now support spatial indexing. This fix improves the support for spatial types for SQL Azure databases in SSMS 2008 R2. For example, you can now access spatial data types and functions in Object Explorer. Additionally, you can create spatial indexes in SSMS.

RESOLUTION

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2261464 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about SQL Azure Service Update 3 , visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
What is new in SQL Azure Service Update 3
For more information about data types for SQL Azure Database, visit the following MSDN website:
Data types (SQL Azure Database)
For more information about spatial indexing, visit the following MSDN website:
Create Spatial Index (SQL Azure Database)
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2285711 - Last Review: August 16, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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