SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #2 is available!

Today the SQL Server Release Services Team has released the second Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2012. The KB article is at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703275. The build number is: 11.0.2325.0. There are 37 fixes publicly documented at the time of writing.

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

While I joked earlier this month that SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released on the same day as General Availability (hey, it's Microsoft's fault since they decided to GA on April 1), this time it isn't a joke. Today Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server […]

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: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35575 And read about the fixes in the following KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674319 And new features are detailed here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb500435 The build # appears […]

Installing Windows Server 8 & SQL Server 2012

Microsoft recently released Windows Server "8" Beta for download. When you launch setup you'll be asked if you want to install Server Core or Server with a GUI:   While I will definitely be leaning toward Server Core for production, I chose the GUI installation for now just to feel […]

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 with Lock Pages in Memory

During SQL Server 2012 RC0 setup (specifically when upgrading), you may have noticed upgrade rules regarding Lock Pages in Memory (LPIM): However, for most folks, these rules always pass, whether or not they are actually using LPIM. I wanted to run a few tests to demonstrate why this is – […]

SQL Server 2012 : A couple of notes about installing RC0

If you're going to install Distributed Replay Controller I've posted about this on twitter a few times, but I thought I should put it down somewhere permanent as well. When you install RC0, and have selected the Distributed Replay Controller, you should be very careful about choosing the "Add Current […]

SQL Server 2012 : Changes to system objects in RC0

As with every new major milestone, one of the first things I do is check out what has changed under the covers. Since RC0 was released yesterday, I've been poking around at some of the DMV and other system changes. Here is what I have noticed: New objects in RC0 […]