Microsoft Ignite is currently happening in Chicago, IL and there’s already been a some rather interesting news coming in. For us who work with the SQL Server the datasheet for SQL Server 2016 release is now available online. I spotted some rather delicious improvements listed there, especially when it comes to high availability and security (multiple synchronous replicas, round robin load-balancing, always encrypted data and tables “stretched” to cloud!). It was also announced that the public preview for SQL Server 2016 will be coming available this summer.
But you don’t have to take just my word for it, go and check it out yourself!
If you’re not attending Ignite personally one way to keep up with the news is to follow the On Demand recordings from various sessions that can be found from here