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SQL Server 2016 Resources


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

SQL Server 2016 is the biggest leap forward in Microsoft's data platform history with real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.

Other benefits include enhanced in-memory performance, stretching OLTP data to Microsoft Azure, and simplified management of relational and non-relational data.

For information about the new features in SQL Server 2016, see What's New in SQL Server 2016, October Update.


  • To download SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP 3.0), go to Evaluation Center.

  • Have an Azure account? Then go Here to spin up a Virtual Machine with SQL Server 2016 already installed.

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