SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available!
March 31st, 201216
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available!
March 31st, 201216

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2012. Though so far it is only being made available for the x64 platform. You can download here:


And read about the fixes in the following KB article:


And new features are detailed here:


The build # appears to be the same as RTM: 11.0.2100 is 11.0.3000. Which may mean it's just a ploy to bring on board all those folks who still think it's necessary to wait for SP1. I haven't tried installing it yet, as I'm still on travel, but please let me know if you have any issues.

Sorry, this was an April Fools' joke earlier this year but apparently it's kind of backfiring now. I talked about this update a little more in my post about the November 7th PASS Summit keynote.

By: Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at Simple Talk, SQLPerformance, and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a husband, a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him.

16 Responses

  1. AaronBertrand says:

    Colleen, that is not Service Pack 1, it is Service Pack 1 CTP 4. It seems you downloaded from here:
    Instead of from here:
    Did you click the link in my post, or did you perform a separate search and download the CTP by mistake?

  2. Colleen says:

    Well I just updated my developer edition to SP1 and the build shows 11.0.2845.  I'm just sayin'

  3. Anil Madan says:

    Microosft added so much functionality in SP1. Excellent!!!

  4. mce says:

    I agree … let's wait for SP2 !

  5. kumar says:

    let's wait for SP2.:)

  6. Alex says:

    i just did a google search for "sql server 2012 service pack". hit THREE was your page. at it is had been released for some months now, i thought there could have been a service pack.
    you got me.

  7. Scott Newman says:

    Damn you Bertrand!

  8. Thiago says:

    Pq não vai fazer algo mais útil

  9. Lucas says:

    Quanta falta do que fazer…É um inútil msm

  10. Jimmy Rudley says:

    LOL, this was good, Aaron.

  11. Thomas Rushton says:

    Nice…  had me wondering for a moment, too!

  12. cinahcaM madA says:

    John: Perhaps they should have just released RTM as SP1 πŸ™‚

  13. David Wimbush says:

    Nice one.

  14. John says:

    Since so many arbitrarily delay implementation until SP1 it may be a really good idea to do this for real.

  15. Marc Scheuner says:

    haha – good one! πŸ™‚

  16. Armando Prato says:

    Got me for a second.  But only a second.