Microsoft SQL Server Product team is pleased to announce the release of SQL
Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3).
As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers,
this upgrade is free and doesnt require an additional service contract. Both, the
Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 contains fixes to issues that have been reported
internally, through our customer feedback platforms, and Hotfix solutions
provided since SQL Server2008 R2 Service Pack 2 up to and including
Cumulative Update 13. It is primarily a roll up of Cumulative Updates as it is the
last Service Pack for SQL Server 2008 R2. It also includes the MS14-044 update.