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SQL Server no Linux – The first steps

Hi everyone,

I might confess that today was actually the very first time that took some courage and created a Linux machine with SQL Server vNext on it. I was a bit curious to see how it was working and to find out how easy it is to install SQL. My knowledge on Linux is near to zero, so I had first to do some searches (mainly in the SQL Server docs and blog posts) the actual steps that was needed to finally connect to an instance running on Linux. Therefore, I hope that I can help someone that is also struggling on this subject 🙂

In all my tests I am using an Azure Virtual Machine, all the steps here described are for this scenario. Read the rest of this entry