SQL Server 2016 Tutorial

Learn how to use SQL Server 2016, starting with the basics.

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This tutorial uses SQL Server 2016

This tutorial is for anyone who wants to learn how to use SQL Server 2016. It assumes a basic understanding of databases and how they work, but it does not assume any prior experience with SQL Server 2016 or previous editions.

If you don't know how databases work, start with the basic database tutorial first.

The examples in this tutorial are all done using the free Developer edition of SQL Server (free for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members). If you don't want to become a Visual Studio Dev Essentials member, the free SQL Server 2016 Express edition is fine too. Of course, you can also use the Standard or Enterprise edition if you already have it.

This tutorial contains plenty of screenshots, so if you don't yet have SQL Server, you can still follow along.

Tutorials for other versions of SQL Server