Public service announcement!!!!!
SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.0 is now available for download. The download is 2.6 GB, you can get it here SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.0
I am already downloading mine.... what are you waiting for?
The stuff I am most excited about in this CTP is the SQL Server R Services in SQL Server 2016....
To accompany CTP3, the SQL Server team also created an updated version of AdventureWorks, called AdventureWorks2016CTP3, and they have created a number of samples to showcase some of the new functionality in SQL2016. They recommend you download and install the sample databases and play with the sample scripts. Download link: AdventureWorks Sample Databases and Scripts for SQL Server 2016 CTP3