SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1

The new SQL Server 2016 Community Technical Preview 3.1 has just been released. Below is a brief overview of some of the great improvements:

Analysis Services
– Upgrade a Tabular model to compatibility level 1200
– JSON Syntax colouring and validation for the model editor
– Roles for Tabular models

Reporting Services
– SharePoint mode is supported (SharePoint 2016 Beta 2)

Database Engine
– Stretch databases is now supported by AlwaysOn

You can read more about SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 release here or download the release 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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