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Powering mission-critical performance with SQL Server 2016 

Data has become the lifeblood of the enterprise. It’s the foundation for keen insight and effective decisions that lead to business growth. One of our primary design goals for SQL Server 2016 was to provide the performance, security, availability and business intelligence that are critical to helping companies manage their data and identify new opportunities....Read more

Limiting access to data using Row-Level Security 

To satisfy compliance standards, internal regulations or basic security principles, applications often need to limit a user’s access to only certain rows of data in a database. For example: An oil and gas exploration application might restrict an analyst’s access to well production data based on the analyst’s region and role. A healthcare application might...Read more

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2.2 is available 

The SQL Server engineering team is committed to SQL Server 2016 monthly public preview release rhythm. Following CTP 2.1 release last month, we are excited to announce the immediate availability of SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.2 release for download. This incremental release includes new capabilities for query store, stretch database, core engine, temporal, MDS, reporting...Read more