In Novemeber Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsfot SQL Server 2016. It is very good a step forward for all companies in my opinion.
The main reason is that Microsoft decided to open up a few features that were previously available only in the Enterprise Edition.
It means that several Enterprise features are now available in Standard, Web, Express and LocalDB.
- ColumnStore Index
- In Memory OLTP
- Always Encrypted
- Change Data Capture
- Create or Alter
Here is the complete list of new features available in SP1!
IMHO, this change forces a lot of companies to upgrade their old version of SQL Servers to SQL Server 2016.
You can find more information on MSDN Blog
See you later guys!