Since announcing SQL Server 2022 at Ignite in November 2021, the Early Adoption Program (EAP) has received over 2,500 applications to join the Private Preview. The excitement from data professionals, customers, and the SQL Server community for the next major version of SQL Server is loud and clear!
During the SQLBits 2022 keynote, Level Up with Azure Data, Bob Ward announced that SQL Server 2022 Public Preview is coming by the end of the first half of calendar year 2022. With Public Preview just around the corner, applications to join the EAP are now closed.
So, what’s everyone excited about? Based on EAP applications, the Top 10 features that SQL Server professionals want to try (in no specific order) are:
Of course, there’s much more coming in SQL Server 2022. New capabilities that include built-in Azure enablement and innovations in security, performance, availability, and data virtualization will take SQL Server to the next level. The enthusiasm for SQL Server 2022 so far has been truly overwhelming, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you at Public Preview later this year.