TLS 1.2 Support for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of (Transport Layer Security) TLS 1.2 support in all major client drivers and SQL Server releases. The updates made available on January 29th, 2016 provide TLS 1.2 support for SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. The client drivers that have… Read more

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 is now Available!

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3. This service pack provides updates to help workloads from a performance, scalability and diagnostics perspective. The key updates are listed below. Improvements for performance and scalability Trace flags 1236 and 9024¬†were introduced in SQL Server 2012 to address lock contention and… Read more

SQL Server 2012 with SP2 Slipstream ISO images fixed.

Hi all,   just to let you know that we have fixed the issue that I was referring to couple days ago (SQL Server 2012 with SP2 Slipstream ISO images do not install SP2). The new ISOs have been posted on their respective release channels (MSDN…) and are now available. The associated KB article is here…. Read more

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) RTM has released.

Dear Customers,       Microsoft SQL Server team is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2).   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… Read more

Update on the Service Pack plans for SQL Server.

Dear Customers,     We would like to share some updates on our planning for SQL Server Service Packs. We have seen the feedback on Connect (feedback IDs 814658, 814656, 814600) and the number ofvotes they each have received. We will continue to keep you posted on updates as our planning evolves.   For SQL… Read more

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

Dear Customers, The 4th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 4 contains all the SQL Server 2012 SP1 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2012 SP1. To learn more about the release or servicing model,… Read more

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 7

Dear Customers, The 7th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 7 contains all the SQL Server 2012 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2012. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#7 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823247… Read more

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2012

Dear Customers, The 6th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 6 contains all the SQL Server 2012 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2012. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#6 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728897… Read more

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1

Dear Customers, The second cumulative update release (CU2) for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. NOTE: In addition to new fixes introduced in CU2, SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 contains a rollup of all fixes previously released in SQL Server 2012 RTM CU5. For customers upgrading to… Read more

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2012

Dear Customers, The 5th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 5 contains all the SQL Server 2012 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2012. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#5… Read more