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Aaron is a Product Evangelist for SentryOne, makers of Plan Explorer and a performance monitoring and event management platform for the Microsoft Data Platform and VMware. He has been blogging here at since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features, and also blogs at and; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997; tweets as @AaronBertrand; and speaks frequently at major conferences, user group meetings, and SQL Saturday events worldwide.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #8

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

  • KB Article: KB #3082561
  • 24 fixes total (23 fixes listed publicly at time of publication) 
  • Build number is 11.0.5634 
  • Relevant for @@VERSION 11.0.5058 through 11.0.5633 
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:54 AM by AaronBertrand



Chris Wood said:

So does anybody understand how KB3088480 for data spills in large sorts will work? What is trace flag 7470 going to do?


September 22, 2015 12:44 PM

AaronBertrand said:

Chris, essentially, the only change will be that the up-front memory grant will be larger when the trace flag is enabled. They've updated the wording in the KB slightly, and I've asked them to add more detail, but so far nothing...

October 8, 2015 10:54 AM
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