SQL Server Resources


Updated: August 3, 2016

This article provides links to videos, samples and community resources for SQL Server 2016.

Learn about new SQL Server 2016 features in What's New in SQL Server 2016.

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.

  • Download SQL Server 2016, from the Evaluation Center.

  • Have an Azure account? Spin up a Virtual Machine here with SQL Server 2016 already installed!

AdventureWorks Sample Databases and Scripts for SQL Server 2016 CTP3

SQL Server videos on Channel 9

The SQL community is strong and offers an amazing number of resources from education to connection. See what the SQL Server community is up to.

SQL Server 2016 Release Notes

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 Product page on microsoft.com

Community Additions