SQL Server Database Engine Backward Compatibility

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2016)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Topics in the backward compatibility section describe changes in behavior between versions of SQL Server.

Topic Description
Deprecated Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2017 Deprecated Database Engine features in the 2017 release.
Deprecated Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2016 Deprecated Database Engine features in the 2016 release.
Discontinued Database Engine Functionality in SQL Server 2016 Discontinued Database Engine features in the 2016 release.
Breaking Changes to Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2017 Database Engine feature changes that might require changes to applications.
Breaking Changes to Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2016 Database Engine feature changes that might require changes to applications.