SQL Server 2022 (16.x) Preview release notes

Applies to: SQL Server 2022 (16.x) Preview

This article describes requirements, limitations and known issues for the SQL Server 2022 (16.x) Preview release candidate (RC) 1.

Complete details about licensing are in License Terms folder on the installation media.

Hardware and software requirements

This release has the same hardware and software requirements as SQL Server 2019, except as noted below:

Feature notes

This section identifies known issues you may experience with this product:

  • Query Store for secondary replicas is available for preview. It isn't available for use in production environments.

Build number

Preview build Version number Date
RC 1 16.0.950.9 September 22, 2022
RC 0 16.0.900.6 August 23, 2022
CTP 2.1 16.0.700.4 July 27, 2022
CTP 2.0 16.0.600.9 May 20, 2022

Next steps

For related information about new features and capabilities in this version of SQL Server, see:

What's new in SQL Server 2022 (16.x) Preview.