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SQL Server 2016 CTP2 is now ready for testing!

Sharing first thoughts

Today Microsoft has announced the CTP2 of SQL Server 2016 (, the long waited public preview of the new SQL Server version. And as one of my friends said some time ago, “I was just about to retire when they release a new version and it became exited again”. Speaking of myself, I am not planning to retire soon, but a first CTP of a new SQL Server version is truly exciting event, like taking a new adventure, it is like getting a new motivation for the job.

So what motivates me in this new version and what I am planning to write and speak about in next few months (years) (and hopefully implement in practice and production environments).

I am rarely doing one of those posts that just targets clicks by fancy title and says nothing but a link that you could find by yourself. So beside giving you links and keywords of the product, let me share with you my favorite features that I am going to test and blog, and some info about how to start your own testing of this newly released CTP2.