To work through the recipes in this book, you will, of course, need 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 at:
or use the shortcut:
In addition, you will want a copy of the brand-new SQL Server 2016 sample database, WideWorldImporters. Specifically, the data warehouse version of the sample, WideWorldImportersDW, was used for the examples in this book. You can find the samples on GitHub, at: