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SQL Server 2016 Launch Date Announced - Be Ready


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Problem

Microsoft has officially announced the release of SQL Server 2016 as June 1, 2016.  Learn how to get ready with more than 60 tips from the team at MSSQLTips.com.  Know the new features, see how you can better support your organization and hit the ground running.

Solution

With the release of SQL Server 2016 less than a month away, now is a great time to build your educational plan to begin learning about SQL Server 2016, get the product installed and reap the benefits from the new features as well as the unparalleled performance gains.  Let's jump in...

 

SQL Server 2016 Official Release

This week on the SQL Server Blog Microsoft announced the release date (i.e. June 1, 2016), product features and touted some pretty amazing performance gains (7x faster throughput, 34x faster queries and 3.6x faster reporting).

>>> Read the post.

 

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 3

Since the production release is a few weeks away, you can begin learning about SQL Server 2016 with the current release candidate which is a 180 day evaluation version.

>>> Download now.

 

Build Your SQL Server 2016 Plan

  • First, educate yourself on the new features that are shipping with SQL Server 2016 based on the edition.
    • Take a few hours each week to educate yourself on the features and how they apply to your organization.
    • Share a resource per week with your team to keep them in the loop.
    • Formalize your training plan as you learn all that SQL Server 2016 has to offer.
  • Second, think about the needs (performance, availability, security, flexibility, etc.) your organization has and how SQL Server 2016 can help.
  • Third, setup a testing environment for your team to learn and build a proof of concept with the new features.
  • Fourth, demonstrate the business and technology value of SQL Server 2016 to your organization.
  • Fifth, get SQL Server 2016 on the roadmap to upgrade critical systems and/or for new application needs.

 

SQL Server 2016 Learning Resources

The MSSQLTips.com Team has been very excited about the SQL Server 2016 release and has been publishing tips since Release Candidate 0.  Check out how the MSSQLTips.com Team can help you learn SQL Server 2016.

 

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Next Steps
  • Be ready for the SQL Server 2016 release on June 1, 2016 with the resources from this tip.
  • Show your value to the organization as a SQL Server Professional by leveraging the new opportunities available with SQL Server 2016 to address critical business and technology issues.


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MSSQLTips author Jeremy Kadlec Since 2002, Jeremy Kadlec has delivered value to the global SQL Server community as an Edgewood Solutions SQL Server Consultant, MSSQLTips.com co-founder and Baltimore SSUG co-leader.

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