MS SQL 2012 SP1 released

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SP1. This service pack contains SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) and Cumulative Update 2 (CU2).
This download site contains the following packages and service patches for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 release:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Update – this package contains the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 update to be applied to existing SQL Server 2012 installations.
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Slipstream– This package provides the capability to perform new SQL Server 2012 instance installations (or SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrades) culminating with Service Pack 1 pre-installed. The slipstream installation package consists of a compressed self-extracting .exe and a ‘.box’ payload file that contains the original SQL Server 2012 release along with Service Pack 1. The .exe file can be directly executed, or utilized from the command prompt just as SQL Server 2012 Setup.exe would be (See Install SQL Server 2012 from the Command Prompt).

You can download the service pack here.

Office SP1 released for download

Microsoft will announce and release Office 2010 Service Pack 1 on Tuesday.

The software giant is readying the Office 2010 SP1 release alongside the general availability launch of Office 365. Microsoft had previously promised Office 2010 SP1 “by the end of June.” WinRumors understands, from sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, that the SP1 download will be made available at 9AM PST on Tuesday June 28. SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available. All language versions of SP1 will release at the same time. Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update.

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SP1 Diskspace requirements

Hi guys,

Here is the overview of the diskspace requirements for the new service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Disk space requirements

Make sure you have enough free disk space to install SP1 (even though much of that space will be reclaimed after the installation). If you need to create free disk space, go to Strategies for freeing disk space on the Windows website. Continue reading “SP1 Diskspace requirements”

Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1

This guide is for IT administrators who are deploying Windows Server® 2008 R2 or Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). This document includes technical information, procedures, and recommendations for installing SP1 in a business or corporate environment. Although this guide includes some basic operating system information, we assume that you already have a working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and update installations. Continue reading “Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1”

Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 End of Support

everyone, a date has come and passed, and we wanted to make sure readers of this blog were aware of it.  As of January 11th, 2011 ConfigMgr SP1 Support has ended.  The most current Service Pack organizations should be on to remain fully supported is Service Pack 2.  Continue reading “Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 End of Support”