Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Install SQL Server 2016 RC2

I installed SQL 2016 tonight, I thought it would be interesting to record the setup then comment on it...

The video of the server install is here;

I really like the new tempdb section and the instant file initialization tick box.

I've taken this bit from the Microsoft website.

In SQL Server 2016 RC 2, enhancements include:
  • R Services setup – the setup process for R Services is much more integrated into SQL Server setup. There is no longer a need to manually download and install Microsoft R open and R Server if the SQL Server is connected to the Internet; it becomes part of the SQL Server install sequence.
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) – This release of SSMS features an update to the Visual Studio 2015 shell bringing enhancements such as the quick launch toolbar and improved theming support.
  • Mobile reports – Brand Packages will now be downloaded to the mobile report publisher from a server running RC2 and available for use in report creation.  Basic mobile report content migration between servers is now supported.

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