SQL Server 2012 SP1 Is Now Available!

Dear Customers,

Microsoft SQL Server team is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is free and doesn’t require an additional service contract. Both, the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. This includes new Slipstream installation packages that can be utilized with existing licenses to install (or upgrade to) new instances with SP1 pre-installed.

SQL Server 2012 SP1 contains fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms and Hotfix solutions provided in SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 and Cumulative Update 2. Service Pack 1 also includes supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through the Windows Error Reporting system.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 also contains new functionality and key customer requests as outlined in What’s new in SQL Server 2012 SP1

Customers are highly encouraged to stay on a supported service pack to ensure they are on the latest and most secure version of SQL Server 2012.

To obtain SQL Server 2012 SP1 with its improved security and supportability please visit the links below:

Thanks to all the customers who downloaded Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and provided feedback.


Thank you,

Amit Sheth
Program Manager
SQL Server Sustained Engineering 

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