SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Developer, Enterprise, Enterprise Core, Express, Standard, Web

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
SQL Server 2016 2016-06-01T00:00:00.000-08:00 2021-07-13T22:59:59.999-08:00 2026-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 3 2021-09-15T00:00:00.000-08:00 2026-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 2 2018-04-24T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-10-11T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 1 2016-11-16T00:00:00.000-08:00 2019-07-09T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2016-06-01T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-01-09T22:59:59.999-08:00


  • Developer
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Core
  • Express
  • Standard
  • Web