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SQL Server 2016 Developer edition is now free

Build any kind of application on top of SQL Server. Use the full feature set of SQL Server 2016 Enterprise edition to cost-effectively build, test, and demonstrate applications based on SQL Server software in a non-production environment.

Download SQL Server 2016 Developer edition for free

Developers can now leverage for free the full capabilities of SQL Server 2016 Enterprise software for their data solution. This is another step in making SQL Server more accessible. SQL Server 2016 Developer edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV now compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 released in June this year with many new and interesting capabilities. For further information, please take a look at the product information at this location:

Over the last few months, the Dynamics NAV team has been testing compatibility with this new version of SQL Server, and we are now proud to announce that

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016,
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015,
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, and
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

are compatible with the SQL Server 2016 database engine. This applies to the following editions of SQL Server:

  • Express Edition
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 will be compatible with SQL Server 2016 at launch.

Note: For reports, please do not install the SQL Server 2016 SSRS components, as these currently will not work with Dynamics NAV RDLC reports. For more information, see the system requirements for reports in Dynamics NAV 2016.