What's New in SQL Server 2016
Updated: June 30, 2016
SQL Server 2016 is the biggest leap forward in Microsoft data platform history. Gain real time insights across your transactional and analytical data with a scalable database platform that has everything built in, from unparalleled in-memory performance, new security innovations and high availability, to advanced analytics that make mission-critical applications intelligent.
This topic summarizes links to the detailed SQL Server 2016 component level what's new information.
Try it out:
Download SQL Server 2016 from the Evaluation Center
Have an Azure account? Then go Here to spin up a Virtual Machine with SQL Server 2016 already installed.
To get the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio, see Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
- SQL Server 2016 Release Notes.
- SQL Server 2016 datasheet
- Features supported by Editions of SQL Server
- Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2016
- Install SQL Server 2016 from the Installtion WizardSetup and Servicing Installation