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.
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 Database – Demo 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.