Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download.
The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server. Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers is complete. We are continuing to work on performance and stress testing of SQL Server 2017 to get it ready for your most demanding Tier 1 workloads, as well as some final bug fixes.
We invite you to test out RC2 today, and to let us know how it’s working for you. If you have questions, you can join the discussion of SQL Server 2017 at MSDN. If you run into an issue or would like to make a suggestion, you can let us know through Connect. We look forward to hearing from you!
Get started with SQL Server 2017 RC2 today!
Try the release candidate of the SQL Server 2017 today! Get started with our updated developer tutorials that show you how to install and use SQL Server 2017 on macOS, Docker, Windows, and Linux and quickly build an app in a programming language of your choice. For more ways to get started, try the following:
- Watch our recent Security and Monitoring, Client Tools, SQL Server Agent or Backup engineering town halls on-demand
- Learn more about DevOps using SQL Server
- Install on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Install on Ubuntu Linux
- Install on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
- Pull and run a Linux Docker container on Linux, Windows, or macOS
- Download the preview for Windows
- Create a SQL Server on Linux virtual machine in Azure
- Active Directory Authentication with SQL Server on Linux
- Sign up for the Early Adoption Program (EAP) – The Early Adoption Program is designed to help customers and partners evaluate new features in SQL Server 2017, and to build and deploy applications for SQL Server 2017 on Windows and Linux.