Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download.

The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server. Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers is complete. We are continuing to work on performance and stress testing of SQL Server 2017 to get it ready for your most demanding Tier 1 workloads, as well as some final bug fixes.

We invite you to test out RC2 today, and to let us know how its working for you. If you have questions, you can join the discussion of SQL Server 2017 at MSDN. If you run into an issue or would like to make a suggestion, you can let us know through Connect. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get started with SQL Server 2017 RC2 today!

Try the release candidate of the SQL Server 2017 today! Get started with our updated developer tutorials that show you how to install and use SQL Server 2017 on macOS, Docker, Windows, and Linux and quickly build an app in a programming language of your choice. For more ways to get started, try the following:



Source: SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available | SQL Server Blog