We've separated out the now-static info about pre-release SQL Server 2016 builds into its own post, primarily to make maintenance easier and the RTM page lighter.
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains some of the nuances of the latest Management Studio preview, with a visual tour through installation.
If you're into data and databases and you have not heard the term "machine learning," may I suggest that you're not reading enough? This technology is hot and hyped, largely because it is the secret ingredient in many successful Big Data projects. READ MORE… Originally Posted January 07, 2016
With the latest build of SQL Sentry software, v126.96.36.199, you will now be able to watch SQL Server 2016 instances. Read on for more details…
In addition to StretchDB and AlwaysEncrypted, there are two more exciting features in the works for SQL Server 2016: dynamic data masking and row-level security. In the case of these two features, they'll be released first to the cloud platform (Azure SQL Database) and, later, to the on-premises version of SQL Server. READ MORE… Originally