The top 5 reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016

Upgrading your software can be daunting, we know. The fast pace of business makes it easy to tell yourself, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” We get it! But here are five key reasons to make time to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, which was named DBMS of the Year in 2016 by… Read more

SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2: Introducing end-to-end mobile BI

The SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.2 is now available for download! In SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2, part of our new rapid preview model, we made enhancements to several features which you can try in your development and test environments. Additionally, a number of Mobile BI additions and enhancements will be available… Read more

Introducing: SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.1

The SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.1 is now available for download! This release fully embraced the “Cloud First” tenet, as this release build was deployed to SQL Azure Database service first, running in production prior to the release build. In SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1, part of our new rapid preview model,… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.1 is available

The SQL Server engineering team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SQL Server 2016 November public preview release CTP 3.1. To learn more about SQL Server 2016, visit the SQL Server 2016 preview page. To experience the new, exciting features in SQL Server 2016 and the new rapid release model, download the preview… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor Preview and CTP 2.2 now available

Revised on July 28 UPDATE: The issue with the initial release of SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.2 that caused downtime during rolling upgrades across an AlwaysOn Availability Group has been corrected, and the download has been replaced.  The download link now points to an updated build of 13.0.407.1 or higher.  An upgrade to this build is… Read more