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new CTP 2.1 update for SQL Server 2016 available for download

Today Microsoft announced an update of the recently released Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 version of SQL Server 2016, the CTP 2.1.

[Register and Download the CTP 2.1 Evaluation version (180 days) here]


Direct download link:

As per the Microsoft [SQL Server Blog], now people do not have to wait for several months for the release of next CTP versions. Now customers can experience the Rapid Preview models and bits for their dev & test purpose.

–> This rapid release includes some improvements and fixes to the new features added in SQL Server 2016 release, and as follows:

1. Stretch DatabaseDemo video

2. Query Store

3. Temporal Data, added support for computed columns and Period columns with HIDDEN flag – Demo video.

4. Columnstore Index, improved seek/scan performance – Demo video.

Check the [SQL Server blog] for all these updates in detail.


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