SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server

 

Updated: July 23, 2016

SQL Server is the foundation of Microsoft's data platform, delivering mission-critical performance with in-memory technologies and faster insights on any data, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

This page is the landing page for the SQL Server technical documentation library. Under this page is the technical documention for all supported versions of SQL Server.

Technical documentation includes:

Documentation for the current version of SQL Server includes documentation that applies to SQL Database and SQL Data WarehouseAzure services.

See the SQL Server marketing page for descriptions of new features, comparison of editions, links to case studies, resources for planning, data sheets, virtual labs, and more.

info_tip See the SQL Server Update Center for links and information for all supported versions of SQL Server.

SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission critical performance, deeper insights across any data on many devices, and enables the power of hyperscale cloud to unlock new hybrid scenarios.

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