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SQL Server 2016 adds new features like Stretch Database, native JSON support and integration of Microsoft's PolyBase technology for querying external data, plus updates to SQL Server's in-memory processing capabilities, AlwaysOn Availability Groups and other existing features. The latest version of the company's database management system was officially launched on June 1, 2016, but Microsoft had steadily released Community Technology Previews and release-candidate implementations over the previous 13 months, giving SQL Server users a chance to start learning about what's new in SQL Server 2016.
Now that the software has hit general availability, it's time to find out how much you know about some key SQL Server 2016 new features. If you're planning or considering an upgrade to SQL Server 2016, take this short quiz to test your knowledge of the database and get pointers to additional articles about its features and capabilities.
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