I’ve learned that SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions no longer provide 32-bit. But I do wonder about SQL Server 2016 Express Edition. It’s different in that it’s free, and mostly geared toward lightweight usage, people who are learning, etc. So perhaps it still offers 32-bit?
After some upgrade work to one SQL Server 2008 R2 Express 32-bit, I can tell you with real experience that SQL Server 2016 Express does NOT have 64-bit either.
So the latest Express edition that has 32-bit is SQL Server 2014. Like Allan Hirt, I also say good riddance. It’s time to move on.