To work through the steps in this book, you will need access to a Windows machine, preferably running Windows Server (but Windows 10 can cope), and a copy of SQL Server 2016. If you don’t have one, Microsoft has now released the SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition as a free download, and it will work just fine for working through the recipes.
You can download the developer edition from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-editions-developers or use the shortcut http://bit.ly/sql2016dev.
To mirror our setup, you also need the AdventureWorks 2014 multi-dimensional database. You can find the samples database at https://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/125550.
You will also need to register an ...