SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available!

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.

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, speak frequently at conferences, and write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips. In real life I am an architect at Wayfair.

16 Responses

  1. Armando Prato says:

    Got me for a second.  But only a second.

  2. Marc Scheuner says:

    haha – good one! πŸ™‚

  3. John says:

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

  4. David Wimbush says:

    Nice one.

  5. cinahcaM madA says:

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

  6. Thomas Rushton says:

    Nice…  had me wondering for a moment, too!

  7. Jimmy Rudley says:

    LOL, this was good, Aaron.

  8. Lucas says:

    Quanta falta do que fazer…É um inútil msm

  9. Thiago says:

    Pq não vai fazer algo mais útil

  10. Scott Newman says:

    Damn you Bertrand!

  11. 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.

  12. kumar says:

    let's wait for SP2.:)

  13. mce says:

    I agree … let's wait for SP2 !

  14. Anil Madan says:

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

  15. Colleen says:

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

  16. 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?