SQL SERVER 2019 is released today. You can get started immediately with it. It makes sense to release today as it is the first day of MSIgnite 2019 in Orlando and the first day SQLPASS day in Seattle.
Here is the link for downloading SQL Server 2019.
SQL Server 2019 is available for on-premises as well as on the Azure. I have already downloaded the Development version of SQL Server and will be deployed on my machine, later on, to try out various demonstration which I have built for my presentations at SQLPASS. Please note that even though the Development version is free it is not for commercial use and it should not be installed on your production environment.
You can also run it on Linux and Docker. If you are into docker, here are blog posts that explain to you how you can run this on the docker blog 1, blog 2, and blog 3.
While we are talking about downloading new version of SQL Server, let us download two essentials for the latest version of SQL Server. Here are the link to download the latest version of SSMS and sample database.
To celebrate the SQL Servers release, I am extending my anniversary sale for 1 more day. You can read more about it here: SQL Server Performance Tuning Recorded Class – 40% Discount for 4 Days. The training contains Unlimited Viewing / Unlimited Sharing. Not only that the class is at a 40% discounted rate, but you can also share the login of the account with your colleagues and co-workers at no additional cost till December 31, 2019. Earlier the class was available for 30 days access but instead, you get time till Dec 31, 2019 (which is 63 days from this blog post) to watch the class and also you can share with your co-workers at no additional cost. You can sign up here before it fills up REGISTER HERE for SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
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