SharePoint 2012 Update

So it seems SP1 is required for Sharepoint to play nice with SQL Server 2012. To install PowerPivot for accessing the Tabular Model database. Hopefully, it fixes the Secure Store issue as well. Or, makes it moot. Either way, documentation on my issue is relatively lacking making me wonder if I'm doing something wrong...

While it seems like updating with all the latest service packs and updates should be a mandatory thing anyway, you know how some organizations can be; obstinate, surly, lazy...