Discontinued Database Engine Functionality in SQL Server 2016
Updated: February 2, 2017
THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: SQL Server (starting with 2016)Azure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse
This topic describes the Database Engine features that are no longer available in SQL Server 2016.
SQL Server 2016 is a 64-bit application. 32-bit installation is discontinued, though some elements run as 32-bit components.
Compatibility level 90 is discontinued. For more information, see ALTER DATABASE Compatibility Level (Transact-SQL).
ActiveX subsytem is discontinued. Use command line or PowerShell scripts instead.