SQL 2016 SP1

The recently released service pack(SP1) for SQL 2016 includes very big enhancements. The biggest of all is providing premium features such as inmemory, columnstore to standard edition. Of course, there are some restrictions but it is definitely good news for people using standard edition or looking to upgrade.

One interesting enhancement is support to “Create or Alter” syntax while creating objects such as functions\procedures\triggers.

Sample Syntax :

Create or Alter procedure usp_test
select 1 as id