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SQL Server database administrators and deveopers can now download Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC (Release Candidate 0).
The latest beta version of next SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) is published and links for SQL Server 2012 download release is available at Download SQL Server 2012.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM release

For SQL exams and SQL Server certifications please refer to SQL Server 2012 Certification Exams guide.


SQL Server 2012 Download, Installation and Tools


Download SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SQL Server 2012 SP1)
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 download for database administrators and developers is now available for free download. Adminstrators can download SQL Server 2012 SP1 standalone or bundled with SQL Server 2012 named as Slipstream download

Free Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Download aka SQL Server Denali
The latest version of SQL Server 2012 Denali is relased on 13th of July, 2011 for SQL Server Data Platform professionals. The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Denali CTP3 (Community Technology Preview 3) can be downloaded from Microsoft Beta Experience for free.
The previous CTP version of SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP1 was released on on 8th of November,2010. SQL Server database professional also downloaded Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Denali CTP1 for free.

How to Install SQL Server 2012 Denali CTP3
Microsoft released SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP3 (Community Technical Preview) version of next version of Microsoft's Data Platform application SQL Server. I hope installation guide will help SQL Server administrators and SQL Server developers during their SQL Server 2012 installation process

SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Installation
SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB is a light-weight version of SQL Server Express especially targeting application developers. This document is showing SQL Server Express LocalDB installation step by step.

How to Install SQL Server 2012 - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Installation Guide
Microsoft has released the next version of SQL Server, code-name SQL Server Denali, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 CTP 1 recently. I also download SQL Server 2012 CTP1 from Microsoft downloads and while installing SQL Server 2012 I tried to take some notes. I hope SQL Server database professionals like administrators and t-sql developers find my SQL2011 setup notes useful.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Requirements
During Microsoft SQL Server 2012 installation, in order to install SQL Server 2012 without a problem and an interreption please take care to the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Requirements list. It is better to install the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 requirements before starting MS SQL2011 installation or before you download SQL Server 2012 Denali Setup files

Download Sample Database AdventureWorks for SQL Server 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database administrators and T-SQL developers can download sample database AdventureWorks for SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP3. A sample database like AdventureWorks will be very helpful to demonstrate the capabilities of SQL Server Database Engine, and other database components in action

Download SQL Server 2012 Sample Databases including AdventureWorks Database
Microsoft has released the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 CTP1, the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of next version of MS SQL Server. The release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 CTP1, and the the coming closer of the RTM release date SQL Server 2012 sample databases are being more required for SQL Server administrators and T-SQL programmers. In order to apply the enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, a sample database like AdventureWorks or Northwind is preferred by SQL Server professionals.

SQL Server Books Online Download for SQL Server 2012, Denali
SQL Server Books Online (BOL) includes reference data about installation requirements, setup process and upgrade topics. SQL Server 2012 administrators and T-SQL developers can download SQL Server Books Online for SQL2011 from Microsoft Downloads portal.

There was a failure to validate setting CTRLUSERS in validation function ValidateUsers
SQL Server Setup failure while SQL Server Distributed Replay Client service permissions configuration
There was a failure to validate setting CTRLUSERS in validation function ValidateUsers

WindowsUpdate 80072EE2 Error Code during SQL Server 2012 Setup
During the SQL Server 2012 installation, I got the following Windows Update error (WindowsUpdate_80072EE2) while the setup wizard was checking the latest updates that will enhance the SQL Server 2012 security and performance before processing to the setup steps





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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Features
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, code name SQL Server Denali has some new enhancements and improvements as well as totally new features for sql developers, SQL Server administrators and Business Intelligence (BI) professionals. Let's check Microsoft SQL Server 2012 features and what is new in SQL Server 2012.

How to Add SQL Server Linked Server on SQL Server 2012
This SQL Server 2012 tutorial shows how to add linked server to SQL Server 2012 instance

What is SQL Server Express LocalDB introduced with SQL Server 2012
Microsoft has introduced SQL Server Express LocalDB with SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP3 release to especially application programmers who do not want to deal with SQL Server administration

SQL Analytic Functions new in SQL Server 2012 for T-SQL Developers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 introduces Analytic Functions for T-SQL developers with SQL Server Denali CTP3 version. Analytic functions in SQL Server is a new enhancement for tsql programmers with SQL Server 2012, aka Denali

New T-SQL Functions in SQL Server 2012 for T-SQL Developers
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 introduces new built-in functions for T-SQL developers with SQL Server Denali CTP3 version

T-SQL Intellisense and SQL Code Snippets Manager in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Denali
SQL Server Code Snippets tool is one of the enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Denali. Code Snippets is especially a valuable SQL Server tool for t-sql developers and SQL Server database administrators. Code Snippets enables rapid coding in sql and makes t-sql programming easier with its well-structured usage. As a t-sql developer working since SQL Server 7.0 I had the chance to observe the sql intellisense improvements studies in Microsoft SQL Server. And I can easily say that T-SQL intellisense has never been so much easier with any third-party sql intellisense tool in Microsoft SQL Server.

Surround With Feature New in SQL Server 2012 Denali CTP 1
SQL Server Management Studio Surround With improvement enables t-sql programmers to enclose a block of sql script with IF conditional statement, WHILE loop block or with BEGIN END blocks.

SQL Sequences and Create Sequence of Numbers in SQL Server 2012
In SQL Server, t-sql developers sometimes require to create sequence of numbers which will be used in more than one sql tables. One of the SQL Server 2012 features and enhancements in t-sql development is Sequence Objects.

How to Create Sequence in SQL Server 2012 using SQL Server Management Studio
In this SQL Server tutorial, I try to demonstrate how to create sequence of numbers using Microsoft SQL Server Managemement Studio GUI screens without using Transact-SQL Create Sequence command.

SQL Paging in SQL Server 2012 using SQL ORDER BY OFFSET and FETCH NEXT
A new enhancement with SQL Server 2012 in SQL Order By clause is Offset n Rows and Fetch Next n Rows enables sql developers easy sql paging.

How to Attach Database in SQL Server 2012
In this SQL Server Attach Database tutorial, I'll use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Sample databases - AdventureWorks.

How to Script Data in MS SQL Server 2012 using Generate and Publish Scripts Wizard
SQL Server database administrators and t-sql developers have first introduced with scripting data in sql tables with Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 has additional Generate Scripts options enable admins and programmers to generate scripts of data in SQL Server tables. The script wizard had some changes after SQL2008, with MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and now with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP 1.

SQL Server 2012 SSMS has Duplicate Instance Names in Connect to Server Screen
When you open SQL12 SSMS, first the Connect to Server screen is displayed. But everytime SQL Server 2012 Denali SSMS screen is opened, the server name list is getting longer and longer with duplicate SQL Server instance names.

Cannot connect to SQL Server 2012 Denali
I'm running SQL Server 2012, aka Denali CTP 1 on my local computer. Yesterday I got an error message "Cannot connect to SQL Server Denali instance" when I tried to connect to SQL Server 2012 instance using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Later I realized that SQL Server 2012 evaluation period has expired.

Default FileStream filegroup is not available in database 'DatabaseName'
Msg 1969, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Default FILESTREAM filegroup is not available in database 'DatabaseName'

Hide Results Pane Shortcut Ctrl+R in SQL Server Management Studio, Denali CTP3
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Hide Results Pane shortcut Ctlr + R is not defined on my SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP 3 installation at home







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