There is a lot of buzz around SQL Server 2016. Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2016 at the Microsoft Ignite Conference during the first week of May 2015. Since that time a number of Community Technical Previews (CTPs) have come out. It will not be too long until SQL Server 2016 will be fully baked and ready for shipping. While Microsoft SQL Server development team puts the final touches on SQL Server 2016 I’ve been reviewing some of the new features. As always there are a ton of new features and this article cannot cover all of them. In this article I will be exploring, at a very high level, 10 of those new features.