SQL Server 2016 SP1 – The game changing release… seriously

SQL Server 2016 SP1, In short with this release Microsoft has enabled many features in Standard, Web and even Express editions which were only previously available in Enterprise.

The following table compares the list of features which were only available in Enterprise edition which are now enabled in Standard, Web, Express, and LocalDB editions with SQL Server 2016 SP1


  • Change Data Capture
  • Database Snapshots
  • ColumnStore Indexes
  • Partitioning
  • Compression
  • In-Memory OLTP
  • Always Encrypted
  • PolyBase
  • Auditing
  • Multiple FILESTREAM Containers



Need I say more … ?

Get more details from Microsoft here


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