SQL Server Versions

SQL Server versions and support end dates.

SQL Server Versions

The following table shows the version numbers of SQL Server since it was released for Windows platforms in 1993.

Year Version Release Name Code Name
2017 14.0 SQL Server vNext(not released yet) Helsinki
2016 13.0 SQL Server 2016
2014 12.0 SQL Server 2014 SQL14
2012 11.0 SQL Server 2012 Denali
2010 10.50 SQL Server 2008 R2 Kilimanjaro
10.25 Azure SQL database CloudDB
2008 10.0 SQL Server 2008 Katmai
2005 9.0 SQL Server 2005 Yukon
2003 8.0 SQL Server 2000 64-bit Edition Liberty
2000 8.0 SQL Server 2000 Shiloh
1999 SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Tools Palato mania
1998 7.0 SQL Server 7.0 Sphinx
1996 6.5 SQL Server 6.5 Hydra
1995 6.0 SQL Server 6.0 SQL95
1993 4.21a SQL Server 4.21a SQLNT

SQL Server Version Lifecycle

Year Edition Start Date End Date
2016 Developer, Enterprise, Standard, Web, Express 6/1/2016 1/9/2018
SP1 11/16/2016 7/13/2021
2014 BI, Developer, Enterprise, Standard, Web, Express 6/5/2014 7/12/2016
SP1 4/14/2015 10/10/2017
SP2 7/14/2016 7/9/2019
 2012 BI, Developer, Enterprise, Standard, Web, Express, Embedded  5/20/2012 1/14/2014
Parallel Data Warehouse 7/12/2013 10/9/2018
SP1 11/7/2012 7/14/2015
SP2 6/10/2014 1/10/2017
SP3 12/1/2015 7/11/2017
 2010 Datacenter, Developer, Enterprise, Standard, Small Business, Web, Workgroup, Express, Embedded 7/20/2010 7/10/2012
 Parallel Data Warehouse 11/9/2010 7/8/2014
 SP1 7/12/2011 10/8/2013
SP2 7/26/2012 10/13/2015
SP3 9/26/2014 ??
2008 SP3 10/6/2011 10/13/2015
SP4 7/7/2014 7/9/2019

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