I need to plan a SQL Server 2012 + SP 1 installation on a new machine.
I've read somewhere that for PowerPivot for SharePoint (2013) it is better to use the slipstream file and not the upgrade file to install after SQL Server 2012 RTM. Certainly using slipstream for a new SQL installation is more comfortable than upgrade, but I've read an explicit difference between them.
In these links I haven't found any references:
Use the Product Updates feature if you want to install SQL Server 2012 + SP1. Please read the following article:
Hope this helps.
Hi Alberto, thanks for your reply.
However, the SP 1 is downloaded separately.
I've read (and I don't remember where!) an explicit reference to use the slipstream for PowerPivot for SharePoint or other Business Intelligence feature, because with slipstream having SP 1 is to be able an architecture and this isn't possible with the update file.
Unfortunately, I don't remember where I've read a such article.