Albany – SQL Saturday #622

Time to travel to the Cradle of the Union to present at SQL Saturday #622 in Albany, NY. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new.

I am really glad that my friend Matt decided to go on the road trip with me. It is really boring driving 350+ miles by yourself!


Here are the details behind the presentation that I gave that day.


Public Preview of SQL on Linux


There was a lot of excitement at the Connect() developer conference in November 2016. Two major announcements were made at the conference.

First, visual studio code now runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Second, SQL Server v.Next is coming to Linux. This means a developer can

develop code against SQL Server in a Window less environment. If you are really passionate about Linux, join the hundreds downloading and testing this preview release.


1 – Core code deployed for multiple environments.

2 – Installs on Red Hat and Ubuntu flavors of linux.

3 – Generate ssh key.

4 – Deploy standard Red Hat image.

5 – Install core engine and tools on linux.

6 – Connect to engine via sqlcmd.

7 – Open firewall for external access.

8 – Create database on Linux via SSMS in windows.

9 – Load data into table via bcp.

10 – Supports docker (container) images.

11 – Current limitations.

12 – Future road map.

Presentation Bundle


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