SQL Server 2012 RTM is just announced and recently I wrote about all the SQL Server 2012 Certification on a single page. As feedback, I received suggestions to have a single page where everything about SQL Server 2012 is listed. I will keep this page updated as new updates are announced.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft Excel
The Master Data Services Add-in for Excel gives multiple users the ability to update master data in a familiar tool without compromising the data’s integrity in Master Data Services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports
The SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports are Reporting Services report files designed to be used with the Custom Reports feature of SQL Server Management Studio.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel® 2010
Microsoft PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2010 provides ground-breaking technology; fast manipulation of large data sets, streamlined integration of data, and the ability to effortlessly share your analysis through Microsoft SharePoint.
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server
Download the Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server, a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 and 6.
Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for SQL Server for PHP
The Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for SQL Server for PHP provide connectivity to Microsoft SQLServer from PHP applications.
Product Documentation for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for firewall and proxy restricted environments
The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 setup installs only the Help Viewer…install any documentation. All of the SQL Server documentation is available online.
Here are my few recent videos and I would like to know what is your feedback about them. You can subscribe to my youtube channel here.
- Zoom in SSMS – SQL in Sixty Seconds #153
- Transfer Schema of Table – SQL in Sixty Seconds #152
- Find a Table in Execution Plan – SQL in Sixty Seconds #151
- Transactions and Variables – SQL in Sixty Seconds #150
- Count Table in Cache – SQL in Sixty Seconds #149
- List All Sessions – SQL in Sixty Seconds #148
- Line Numbers for SSMS Efficiency – SQL in Sixty Seconds #147
- Slow Running Query – SQL in Sixty Seconds #146
- Change Database and Table Collation – SQL in Sixty Seconds #145
- Infinite Loop – SQL in Sixty Seconds #144
- Efficiency Trick – Query Shortcut – SQL in Sixty Seconds #143
- SQL SERVER – 16 CPU vs 1 CPU : Performance Comparison – SQL in Sixty Seconds #142
- SQL SERVER – TOP and DISTINCT – Epic Confusion – SQL in Sixty Seconds #141
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
Which .NET Framework does it need?
I guess we should have .Net 3.5 SP1 in order to proceed with Denali installation and the installation setup will install .Net FrameWork 4.0.
Can you provide a link, or write a blog about how to use new SQL 2012 Extended Events equivalent to “Profiler”, I was quite Okk with profiler but I am unable to find some basic info to use Extended Events for simple query performance checking.
You are da Man :)
Hi, thanks for the links but still cannot find a download for SQL Server Management Studio 2012. Any ideas???
I’m using that one – http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/D/D/8DD7BDBA-CEF7-4D8E-8C16-D9F69527F909/ENU/x64/SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe
Hi, yeh thanks mate. I realised after I downloaded it that the WT (with Tools) package includes the Management Studio tools. It’s just that in Australia bandwidth is a premium and downloading 700Mb to test an assumption is not always the best thing. Worked out well though – thanks mate :)
its for 64bt!!! can u give the link for 32 bt for windows7
hi pinal, i have been trying to install the sql server 2012 on my windows 7 vm, but it is showing a message “The application cannot find one of its required files, possibly because it was unable to create it in the folder. Please make sure that the folder in which this application was downloaded is accessible and not read-only”. i downloaded all the 3 files for 62 bit (ENUx64SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Core.box, ENUx64SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install.exe, ENUx64SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Lang.box ) i copied it into one single folder and run the ENUx64SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install.exe, file. but same message, please help
Did you receive an answer to this question, I am having a similar issue I need to resolve
When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now
each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
I am working on Sql Server 2008 Enterprise edition.I tried to download sql server 2008 performance dashboard which i couldn’t downloaded.Later i have installed 2012 performance dashboard on sql server 2008.Will it support?
And please share the link and document for configuring sql server 2008 performance dashboard…
I have installed SQL Server 2012 and it was giving me option to install SSRS Native. After installation doesn’t give me option to open SSRS.
any help? Thanks.
I am looking for separate download link for MSSQL 2012 64 bit standard and enterprise edition.
Is it possible to supply one if that’s ok?
I too am looking for a link to MSSQL 2012 64 bit enterprise edition … did you find a link for this?
Nope I haven’t so far?
Other than Express and Enterperise Evaluation all are paid version. You need to purchase them.
I purchased Microsoft standard edition 2012 and want to install it however unable to find installation source . can i use SQL Server evolution setup to install it.
Yes, you can download the Eval version and enter the license key to get it working.
Hi Pinal, Can u please send me a link of sql server 2012 web edition setup (.exe) file link. I am not able to find from Microsoft official site. Please help.
We have virtual SQL server web edition 2012 64 bit, Now we want to install new report service instance on existing DB server. Web edition I am not able to get. So If i download evolution edition and install it with existing web edition license key is it work? Please guide me.
where can I download the sql profiler?
Can you install SQL 2012 Standard and then just use an Enterprise License to enable the Enterprise features or is there a standalone iso for Enterprise?
you can do edition upgrade. Refer books online to know supported matrix. ENT can’t be downgraded to STD.
Hi Whether Evaluation edition is same as developer edition. Can you please confirm.
Feature wise both are same. There are different in terms on licensing like you can’t use developer edition for production purpose and EVAL will expire after 180 days.
Is there enterprise version trial for SQL server
This should help you – https://blog.sqlauthority.com/2016/06/01/download-sql-server-2016-developer-edition-free/
hi, am looking for sql server 2012 standard version . ? do you knows where can i get an iso file for it ?
I am a new to SQL and I have been provided Enterprise MSDN license
I need to install sql server 2012 enterprise edition. Can you please provide me the link where i can see this version
how can i change compatibility level of sql db 2008 r2 to 2014 any specific script please