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Tutorials for SQL Server 2016


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

SQL Server 2016 introduces many new technologies and features. Three new or significantly updated tutorials are available to help you get started quickly with SQL Server 2016.

There are plans to plans to provide additional tutorials in the future. Meanwhile, you can continue to learn from the SQL Server 2008 R2 tutorials. In some cases, you might find minor differences between the user interface in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and there might be subtle differences in tutorial prerequisites. If a tutorial uses one of the Adventure Works databases, you should download and use the SQL Server 2016 version.

If you are using a SQL Server 2016 server, you have the SQL Server 2016 data providers installed. In order for the tutorials to work, you will either need the SQL Server 2016 sample databases that work with those providers, or you need the SQL Server 2008 R2 data providers that work with the SQL Server 2008 R2 version of the sample databases.

  • To download SQL Server 2016 samples to use with tutorials, go to Samples for SQL Server on CodePlex.

  • To download a Power Pivot workbook and Power View reports to use with Power View tutorials, go to Power View Samples for SQL Server 2012.


    Power View is a feature of SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition.

  • To download SQL Server 2016 versions of Adventure Works databases, go to AdventureWorks2012 for SQL Server on CodePlex.

  • To see a list of SQL Server 2008 R2 tutorials, go to Tutorials in MSDN library.

Tutorials are available for these SQL Server 2012 technologies.



Analysis Services Tutorials (SSAS)

Learn how to develop and deploy Analysis Services tabular or multidimensional models. Also learn how to use tools such as PowerPivot to analyze the data in the models.

Reporting Services Tutorials (SSRS)

Learn how to create basic reports and subscriptions.

Integration Services Tutorials

Learn how to create and deploy SSIS packages.

Database Engine Tutorials

Learn how to connect to an instance of the database engine and then build and run Transact-SQL statements.

Replication Tutorials

Learn how to set up and run replication topologies using SQL Server Management Studio.

Enterprise Information Management Tutorials

Learn how to manage information in an enterprise using Microsoft EIM technologies.

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