SQL Server – v2019 – OS Requirements

Background

We are 3 months into 2019, and it is way past time to start evaluating SQL Server v2019.

Product Development Cycle

In terms of community participation, the product engagement cycle is :-

  1. Community Technology Preview ( CTP )
  2. Release Candidate
  3. Release To Manufacturing
  4. Cumulative Updates

Within each of this cycle, there will be tiered releases.

For instance :-

  1. Community Technology Preview ( CTP )
    • CTP 1
    • CTP 2
    • CTP 3
  2. Release Candidate
    • RC 1
    • RC 2
  3. Release To Manufacturing
    • RTM
  4. Cumulative Updates
    • CU 1
    • CU 2
    • CU 3
    • CU [n]

 

Where are we ?

As of today, we are at “SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.3 Evaluation Edition”.

 

Requirements

Blocking issue

Will love to download, install, and start playing and planning along.

But, for this issue :-

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My OS is MS Windows 2012, but I need to be on at least MS Windows 2016.

Official

Link

hardwareANDsoftwareRequirements.20190304.0635PM

 

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