SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 available

[German]Microsoft has released Service Pack 4 for den SQL Server 2012 – the KB article is dated October 5, 2017. Here are a few details.


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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates. SP 4 contains improved and new functions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web, and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.

SQL Server 2012 SP4 updates all version sand service levels from Server 2012 to SQL Server 2012 SP4.

Improved and new functions

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 provides additional updates to improve performance, scalability, and monitoring. Key updates include:

  • Scalability and performance improvements for the storage engine
  • Improvements in consistency check performance
  • Query hints to provide granular control while using Resource Governor
  • Additional monitoring capabilities through enhancements in DMV, Extended Events, and Query Plans
  • Improved performance while opening and reading XEL files by using the XEvent Linq reader
  • Improved performance for spatial queries

For more information about some of these enhancements that are included in SQL Server 2012 SP4, see the article linked with the release information in Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article.

SQL Server 2012 SP4 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 Express and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 Feature Pack need to be download and installed manually.

SQL Server 2012 SP4: Download

SQL Server 2012 SP4 Express: Download

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 Feature Pack: Download


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