Microsoft has announced today that SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.3 (Community Technical Preview) is now available for download. While Microsoft does call this build a preview, they did say that they have already deployed the build into production in the SQL Azure database.
The company says that this release is part of their new rapid preview model and that they made enhancements to several features which are listed below:
In addition, this release also has improvements to SQL Server Integration Service, Query Execution, and DBCC CHECKDB.
SQL Server 2016 offers a rich set of improvements over prior versions including real-time operational analytics, improved visualizations on mobile devices, advanced analytics, and improved security technology.
The preview is available now and you can download it from the link below.