Microsoft SQL Server 2016 free download. It is an offline installer setup of both express and developer edition of SQL Server 2016 free download for Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10. SQL Server 2016 come with many new features. For commercial use SQL Server 2016 was released on June 1, 2016.
SQL Server 2016 Introduction:
SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server is an RDBMS(Relational Database Management System) developed by Microsoft with the main function of storing and retrieving data from a secure and well-managed storage. From its day of initial development, it is widely used on the back-end of software applications for data storage and retrieval on the same computer or different computer across the network. SQL Server was released in four versions that are SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016. For software development in Net environment mostly SQL Server is used and it has native support for data programming with MS Visual Studio. Most used and known to be successful versions of SQL Server are SQL Server 2012 and 2016. While SQL Server 2016 retired previous 32-bit processors as no one on these days should use 32 bit only processors. You don’t have to panic as including Pentium IV and after, almost all processors are 64 bit. As per policy released in multiple editions, Microsoft introduced SQL Server 2016 with different sets of features to target different categories of users as MS did in many productivity tools.
Although SQL Serve 2016 released in multiple editions but these editions could be categorized into different types, Like Mainstream editions, and Specialized editions while some Discontinued editions. Mainstream editions include Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, The Web, Business Intelligence, Workgroup, and express. In Mainstream editions Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and express will be widely used. Specialized editions include Azure, Compact(SQL CE), Developer, Embedded(SSEE), Evaluation, Fast Track, LocalDB, Analytics Platform System(APS), and Datawarehouse Appliance Edition. While discontinued editions are MSDE and personal editions that are used with SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7. Main editions from these categories are SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard, Azure, Compact, and Embedded. SQL Server 2016 express is free edition like in previous versions of SQL Server while it includes core database engine. It is free but there are no limitations on a number of users or databases support. While Azure is the cloud-based version of SQL Server 2016 and compact is an embedded DB engine, which unlike other editions on SQL Mobile which is initially designed for handheld devices.
SQL Server 2016 features:
- SQL Server 2016 is a latest Relational Database Management System(RDBMS) version of MS SQL Server developed by Microsoft with the main function of storing and retrieving data from a secure and well-managed database upon request of software applications mainly.
- SQL Server is mostly used along with and has native support for data programming with Microsoft Visual Studio.
- SQL Server was released in four versions that are SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016. The latest version is SQL Server 2016 and its release date is June 1, 2016.
- SQL Serve 2016 released in multiple editions and these editions are in different types of categories, Like Mainstream editions, and Specialized editions.
- Main editions from its main categories are SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard, Azure, Compact, and Embedded.
SQL Server 2016 Technical details:
- Software Full Name: sqlserver2016-x64-enu
- Setup File Name: sqlserver2016-x64-enu.iso
- Setup Type: Online Installer file
- Architecture: 32 Bit / 64 Bit
- Added On: 16 oct, 2016
- License: Free Trial
- Developers: https://www.microsoft.com
SQL Server 2016 System Requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10(x64 mostly)
- Memory (RAM): 1 GB of RAM required.
- Hard Disk Space: 6 GB of free space minimum required.
- Processor: Dual Core or later recommended.
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