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SQL Server 2012: RTM now available

The so called Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of SQL Server 2012 now is available.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM

The RTM version usually is one of the last versions prior to product commercialization. The RTM version of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (11.0.2100.60) is available since 6 March 2012.

It is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian for European countries. Other languages are Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
You can download this new version here

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack

The Feature Pack is for specific SQL Server Services or generic ones like Microsoft SQL Server 2012 LocalDB (see my article about this topic here) or Microsoft SQL Server StreamInsight v2.0.

Some features of the Engine:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL Compiler Service
  • Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Remote Blob Store
  • Microsoft SQL Server Service Broker External Activator for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports

Some features of Analysis Services:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ADOMD.NET
  • Microsoft Analysis Services OLE DB Provider for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Management Objects
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Viewer

Some features of Reporting Services:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint 2010

And more other features…:roll:
You can see and download the Feature Pack here.

SQL Server Data Tools

Here is an overview from the download site:

“SQL Server Data Tools is a tool for on and off-premise database development within Visual Studio. The SQL Server Object Explorer in VS gives you an SSMS-like view of your live database objects.”

You can download the SQL Server Data Tools here.

Conclusion

For more information on these 3 topics, follow this link.
Even if it sounds like an April fool’s trick, the final version will apparently be released on 1 April 2012:-D

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Stéphane Haby
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