Microsoft gets faster and much more agile than before when it comes to interesting SQL Server downloads. There is no need to mention that many interesting tools and “side applications” will follow the announcement of SQL Server 2016. Here are just few I have spotted this week:
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RC1 Report Builder
Report Builder provides a productive report-authoring environment for IT professionals and power users.
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RC1 PowerPivot® for Microsoft SharePoint® 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot for SharePoint 2016 extends SharePoint Server 2016 to add server-side data refresh processing, collaboration, and management support for PowerPivot workbooks.
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RC1 Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft® Excel®
The Master Data Services Add-in for Excel gives multiple users the ability to update master data in a familiar tool without compromising the data’s integrity in Master Data Services.
I think I will keep an eye on that on a regular basis!