Pre-Installation Details for Microsoft SQL Server 2016

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Recently Microsoft has made an announcement about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2 ). There has been great enthusiasm about features that will be released with the new SQL Server 2016 and the enhancements that are made to the new SQL Server 2016. To test out the new features we need to download and install new SQL Server 2016, so below are the details you would need to know before installing SQL Server 2016 which are referred to as SQL Server 2016 CTP2 Pre Installation Details.

Installation Guidelines for SQL Server 2016
– Make sure that you have an account that has local administrative rights on the computer where installing SQL Server 2016 CTP2.
– SQL Server 2016 CTP2 DVD Image: You can use this ISO image from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2016 and then burn it to your own DVD. Download the following .ISO file from the Evaluation Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2016
SQLServer2016CTP2-<architecture>-<language>.iso
Using your DVD-burning software, select the options to burn a DVD from an .ISO image. When you are prompted for a file to use, select the image file that you downloaded. After burning the DVD, locate and double-click Setup.exe on the DVD to begin the installation.
SQL Server 2016 CTP2 CAB file:
– Download the following files from the Evaluation Center to a temporary directory on your device:
SQLServer2016CTP2-<architecture>-<language>.box
SQLServer2016CTP2-<architecture>-<language>.exe
Once the download has completed, extract the zip files then double click on the SQLServer2016CTP2-<architecture>-<language>.exe to begin the installation process.

Instructions for installing SQL Server 2016 CTP2 on Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure has been in news of recent and many DBAs and developers want to try installing on Microsoft Azure too. For instructions on how to install SQL Server 2016 on Microsoft Azure, please go to the Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services Page.
Some important Notes About SQL Server 2016 CTP2:
– The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 CTP2 release is NOT supported by Microsoft Customer Services and Support (CSS). Meaning, if you encounter any issues, you cannot open a support case with Microsoft, instead you can post it on any popular community forum which will be addressed if it is a critical issue.
– The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 CTP2 release is made available by Microsoft mainly for testing purposes only and should NOT be installed and used in production environments.
– Side-by-Side installation with down-level production SQL Server instances as well as in-place upgrades of down-level production SQL Server instances, is supported for SQL Server 2008 and higher.

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SQL Server 2016

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Latest Update on SQL Server 2016

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The following release of Microsoft’s well known SQL Server database programming will get to be accessible as an open see this mid year, Microsoft declared today at its undertaking focused Ignite meeting. The following real arrival of Microsoft’s leader database and examination stage gives leap forward execution to mission-discriminating applications and more profound bits of knowledge on your information crosswise over on-premises and cloud.

The discharge will accompany a few new highlights, incorporating encryption of information in movement and very still and a combination with the R programming dialect, taking after Microsoft’s securing a year ago of R appropriation supplier Revolution Analytics. SQL Server 2016 will likewise accompany Stretch Database, a highlight that permits organizations to “extend” certain information that isn’t regularly gotten to into Microsoft’s developing Azure open cloud.

Microsoft has been concentrating on its half breed cloud procedure recently as an approach to separate itself from other significant cloud suppliers, including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Other Microsoft items declared at Ignite today, similar to Azure Stack and Operations Management Suite, show that.

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Latest Developments on New SQL Server 2016

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Microsoft has made an announcement regarding the new and latest plans about next release of SQL Server which is SQL Server 2016. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced SQL Server 2016, as an intelligent platform for a mobile first, cloud first world. The significant arrival of Microsoft’s lead database and examination stage gives achievement execution to mission basic applications and more profound bits of knowledge on your information crosswise over on-premises and cloud. Some of the latest features that may come up with SQL Server 2016 are as mentioned below which are reported in the technet blog.

Always Encrypted – With Always Encrypted, SQL Server can perform operations on encrypted data and best of all, the encryption key resides with the application in the customers trusted environment. Encryption and decryption of data happens transparently inside the application which minimizes the changes that have to be made to existing applications.

Stretch Database – This technology allows you to dynamically stretch your warm and cold transactional data to Microsoft Azure, so your operational data is always at hand, no matter the size, and you benefit from the low cost of using Microsoft Azure. You can use Always Encrypted with Stretch Database to extend your data in a more secure manner for greater peace of mind.

Real-time Operational Analytics & In-Memory OLTP – For In-Memory OLTP, which customers today are using for up to 30x faster transactions than disk based systems, you will now be able to apply this technology tuned for transactional performance to a significantly greater number of applications as well as benefit from increased concurrency. With these enhancements, we also introduce the unique capability to use our in-memory columnstore delivering 100X faster queries with in-memory OLTP for in-memory performance and real-time operational analytics.

Built-in Advanced Analytics, PolyBase and Mobile BI – SQL Server 2016 expands its scope beyond transaction processing, data warehousing and business intelligence to deliver advanced analytics as an additional workload in SQL Server with proven technology from Revolution Analytics. Building PolyBase into SQL Server, expanding the power to extract value from unstructured and structured data using your existing T-SQL skills. With this wave, you can then gain faster insights through rich visualizations on many devices including mobile applications on Windows, iOS and Android.

visit the SQL Server 2016 preview page(valid URL) to read about the capabilities of SQL Server 2016 and sign-up to be notified once the public preview is available.

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