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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Step by step installation SQL Server 2012 Express (The Cloud-Ready Information Platform).

SQL Server 2012 is on the go and there are many beneficial features are available now.

Most beneficial feature to use in SQL Server 2012 is Cloud ready platform. It means if you want to use SQL Azure through SSMS on your machine you need sql server 2012 on your machine first.

Another beneficial feature for me is to use SQL Azure Express with Advance features through which you can use most of the new features and reporting services as well.

All SQL Server service packs are cumulative, meaning that each new service pack contains all the fixes that are included with previous service packs and any new fixes.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Builds

BuildFile versionKB / DescriptionDate UpdatedAvailability

11.00.30002011.110.3000.0SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)November 6, 2012Downloadable

11.00.21002011.110.2100.60SQL Server 2012 RTMMarch 6, 2012Downloadable (MSDN/TechNet subscribers only)

A complete list of updates available on this link
sql server builds

Lets see how can we install SQL Server 2012 Express with Images (Step by step).


Start Planning Installation
Starting New Stand alone SQL Server setup
Check for updates
Installing setup files
Features selection
Services settings
Set security mode
SSRS configuration options
Distribution directories 
Installation summery
Installation successful. Ready to use

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