Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SQL Server on Linux is now in public preview

Today, November 16, 2016,  Microsoft announced public preview availability of SQL Server on Linux. On the site, they have listed install instructions for the following distro's:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2   (we tested, it works with CentOS  [1])
  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2 (listed as in-process )
Plus a bit of starter code. To get started, go to:

We've started to take a look.

You can also find a post on how to use SQL Server on Linux via Docker, along with VS and your Mac.  you can find it at SentryOne here:  VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

[1]  CentOS release 7 (1511) is listed as based on RHEL 7.2.
      Reference:  No guarantees, but we tested it, and for us it works.

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