Monday, August 22, 2016

xSQL Compare v9 w/ support for SQL 2016 and SQL Azure v12 now available

We are excited to announce the release of version 9 of our SQL Server Schema and Data Compare tools with full support for SQL Server 2016 and latest features of SQL Azure v12! The new version includes support for security policies, encrypted columns, stretched databases, system-versioned tables etc. A complete list of the new and improved features included in this version can be found at .

Here are a few important things to note:

  • if you have an active Silver or Gold subscription you can simply download and install the latest build from our site and you are set. The new build will install over the exiting one and the license will remain intact, support for SQL 2016 will be included.
  • if you have a perpetual license with an active maintenance agreement, you should have received a new license via email last week. Please note that the new license was sent to the email address that was used when purchasing the original license. Once you activate the new license the tools will then support SQL Server 2016.
  • if you have a perpetual license but no active maintenance you will need to purchase an upgrade license of the same "class" as the original license in order to be able to compare SQL 2016 databases. You may also switch from a perpetual license to a subscription if you wish. Note that you can download and use version 9 with your old license but SQL 2016 comparison and synchronization will not be supported.
  • if you are a lite edition user you may download the latest build to take advantage of the improvements and fixes that the new version brings, but unfortunately you will not be able to compare and synchronize SQL Azure databases.

Please send all questions and / or suggestions to