Next Version of SQL Server in Public Preview

The next release of SQL Server, currently called vNext, became available for public preview in Nov. 2016. The preview focuses on performance, compatibility, and management improvements for in-memory technologies, machine learning, and integration features. The improvements should simplify migrating existing applications and enable developers to make better use of new capabilities. The preview also can run the database engine on Linux, which may allow customers to standardize on SQL Server across Windows Server and Linux.

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