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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is now available for all hosted Windows services. Microsoft touts the new release as the “biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history, with real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.”

Some of the key features of SQL Server 2016 include:

  • Up to 30x faster transactions, more than 100x faster queries
  • New Always Encrypted technology¬†
  • Built-in advanced analytics
  • Business insights through rich visualizations
  • Faster hybrid backups, high availability and disaster recovery scenarios¬†

The following editions of the new MSSQL Server 2016 are available:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition ($15 per month license)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express (Free license)

SQL Server is easy to deploy on a Windows VPS instance. To get started, simply choose SQL Server 2016 as an add-on for your Windows VPS service. We offer free installation and assistance for all versions of MSSQL.

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