SQL Server 2016 introduces big new features, but it also includes small improvements as well. Many of these features are described in the “It Just Runs Faster” series of blog posts by Bob Ward and Bob Dorr.
One article in this series explained that new databases created in SQL Server 2016 will use “Indirect Checkpoint” by default. Indirect checkpoint was added in SQL Server 2012, but has not previously been enabled by default for new databases. The article emphasizes this point:
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