Microsoft SQL Server – A bit of History & Introduction

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft early 1980s. The first code was developed in 1980 by Sybase Inc.Later Microsoft teamed up with Ashton-Tate Corp. and developed the first version of Microsoft SQL Server. Later Sybase renamed its version as
Adaptive Server Enterprise leaving the SQL Server name to Microsoft. If you enjoy the features now means lots of efforts are put in and an evolution happened over a period of time.

I am going to share one of my favorite links here that I refer anything related to build versions. (They are very serious and regularly updated and the informations are intact.)

There are multiple editions available in SQL Server and you can find different editions and supporting features for each editions.
Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2019 (15.x)
Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2017
Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2016

SQL Server is developed initially to store and retrive data for applications. SQL denotes as Structured Query Language , a programming language to operate data in a relational database management system. As the time passes, it captured lots of attention and improved a lot and added many more new features to cater the customer expectations. Now, SQL Server is a competitive software for any requirements of multi sized projects, transactional, analytical, integration, reporting etc.

How to download SQL Server

More about Licensing & Pricing
The pricing is very specific and I would recommend to contact a Microsoft sales partner or licensing expert – Call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist.

See also eBook “SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide”

Click to access SQL_Server_2014_Licensing_Guide.pdf

Click to access SQL_Server_2016_Licensing_Guide_EN_US.pdf

Issues & Suggestions connect to Microsoft Team
Microsoft listens you through feedback, so feel free to raise your suggestions and you see some issues in the product you can very well post it through this channel.
Questions & Answers
As a beginner, you might have lots of doubts, clarification etc. You can very well use Microsoft Q&A forum and there would be experts available to help you round the clock around the world.

Hope you enjoyed this post, share your feedback in comment section. Recommending to go through “Microsoft SQL Server – Beginners Guide” series for more information.

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