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Download SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition for Free

Introduction

Microsoft announced the release of the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of SQL Server 2016 on June 1, 2016. The good news is that you can download SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition for Free. Different editions of SQL Server 2016 which are available are Enterprise, Standard, Web, Developer and Express Edition.

  • SQL Enhancements in SQL Server
  • Always Encrypted
  • Query Store
  • Row Level Security
  • Temporal Table
  • Dynamic Data Masking
  • Stretch Databases
  • PolyBase
  • R Built-in T-SQL
  • JSON Support
  • TempDB Configuration Changes

How to Download SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition for Free

You can download SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition for Free if you become the member of Visual Studio Dev Essentials.

How to Download SQL Server Developer Edition for Free

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How to Download SQL Server 2016 from MSDN Subscription

If you have a valid MSDN subscription then you can download any version of SQL Server 2016 from Subscribers Download Section of MSDN as shown in the snippet below.

How to Download SQL Server 2016 from MSDN Subscription

Conclusion

This is indeed a great move from Microsoft to allow Developers to Download and explore SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016 along with other Microsoft Developer Products to members of Visual Studio Dev Essentials.

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