Let’s get your development and testing platform ready to drive the Service Pack 3 for SQL Server within your data platform.
As SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 released and once it is applied successfully the version number (build number) will be 11.0.6020.0.
It is important to get information about what fixes and new features are added with this SP3 release, as you may be aware service packs are cumulative updates. SQL Server 2012 SP3 upgrades all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2012 SP3. Not only that there are number of fixes and list of Cumulative Updates up to listed in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update 9 (CU9).
Finally to obtain the Service Pack fix see the links below from Microsoft Download Center websites.
|SQL Server 2012 SP3||Download the package now.|
|SQL Server 2012 SP3 Express||Download the package now.|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Feature Pack||Download the package now.|