SQL Server 2016 will be made available to purchase by the public on 1st June 2016 and if we compare this schedule with Microsoft's plans of a major release every 2 years, this one comes 26 months after SQL Server 2014 which arrived on 1st April 2014. So will the list of new features in SQL Server 2016 persuade businesses to upgrade? This list is by no means complete and … [Read more...] about SQL Server 2016 – What Are The New Features?
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SQL Server Developer Edition - whether you are wanting to learn the product at home to advance your career or you need a copy for your enterprise to test and develop on, it's historically been a good investment for relatively little cost. Personally for home use, I have always downloaded the evaluation versions of SQL Server that expire after 6 months. That's kind of … [Read more...] about How to Get SQL Server Developer Edition for Free
Jamie Thomson is a freelance SQL Server developer in London. I have found his blog to be an extremely valuable resource in the past. You can follow him on Twitter @jamiet He has very kindly made some of the well known "out of the box" SQL Server databases available on SQL Azure for you to try. SQL Azure is not a free service and so he has funded this himself out of his … [Read more...] about If you want to try SQL Azure, then this is how you can do it