SQL Server Timeline

The latest version of SQL Server shipped in Sept. 2017. Future SQL Server releases (shown here as SQL Server 2019 and 2021) will probably deliver changes in all areas of the product, as the team attempts to deliver a new version every 18 to 24 months instead of the two- to three-year cycle of previous releases.

SQL Server 2016 reached general availability on June 1, 2016, and received its latest service pack, SP2, in Apr. 2018. Customers should have applied SP2 by July 9, 2019, to continue receiving support.

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