Returns version, processor architecture, build date, and operating system for the current installation of SQL Server.
Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions
The information returned by @@VERSION is similar to the product name, version, platform, and file data that is returned by the xp_msver stored procedure; however, xp_msver provides more detailed information.
The following example shows returning the version information for the current installation.
SELECT @@VERSION AS 'SQL Server Version'