SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 released

The latest release of the SQL Server CTP has just been released and is available for Download. This recent release covers improvements to both new and existing SQL Server features:

Released in SQL Server 2016:

  • Stretch Database
  • Query Store
  • Temporal

Released in SQL server 2012:

  • Columnstore Index

Together with the release a stand-alone version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now being offered. You can find more information about the standalone version here.



Bent Pedersen
Member since November 20, 2016

I am a Senior Business Analytics Architect at Kapacity A/S, where I have been working with enterprise customers on solutions with SSAS Tabular, Datazen and SQL for the last three years. During the past year, he concentrated on working with devOps, Automation, testing and simplifying development processes for Microsoft BI.


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