What is SQL Server v.Next? SQL Server 2017?
SQL Server v.Next is the next version of Microsoft’s popular database, SQL Server. SQL Server vNext is for both Linux and Windows platforms...
SQL Server vNext represents a major step towards making SQL Server a platform that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premises and in the cloud, and across operating systems by bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows.
The (Community Technology Preview) CTP 1.2 version is available to download now, in your MSDN downloads.