SQL Server 2016 Availability

Microsoft announce that SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on 1 June, 2016.

There’s not much detail on any licensing changes – so far we just know that the editions are confirmed as Express, Standard, Enterprise, and Developer and so we say farewell to the Business Intelligence edition.

The announcement is here: http://bit.ly/24iTI29 and you can download a datasheet about the editions here: http://bit.ly/21qiTdT.

Licensing SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft announced in early March that SQL Server is to be available on Linux (http://bit.ly/1Y1LSlS) but how will it be licensed?

The answer’s easier than you might expect – if you buy a SQL Server licence then you’ll be able to use SQL Server on Windows Server or Linux.

Find this and some other useful SQL 2016 questions here: http://bit.ly/1RLZG2j.