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SQL Server on Linux
Posted by Mike Preston on March 7, 2017
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There has certainly been no lack of surprises coming from Redmond over the past year or so. As soon as Satya Nadella took the reins of Microsoft it has seemed like a barrage of Microsoft news hitting the wires – but this news does not fall within the traditional line of Microsoft. Open sourcing .net, open sourcing PowerShell, and finally, providing a means to run MS SQL Server on Linux. Don’t get me wrong – this is great news for the IT world. Cross compatibility, platform independent – these words are words that excite me. Microsoft has taken notice of the dominance of the cloud, more so, the dominance of Linux within the cloud. Certainly, releasing the ability to take a Linux instance within the cloud and run our SQL Server on it is a step in the right direction – for Microsoft, and for us as IT professionals.
Just like PowerShell the MS SQL Linux deployment supports a limited number of distributions – more specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Ubuntu Server 16.04.

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on November 22, 2016
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Big news: this year Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.

Microsoft contributed a lot to Linux over the past several years, first of all, with improving support for Hyper-V. The company appears to be a reasonably good open source community member, not just publishing source code repositories that are sporadically updated from an internal development branch, but actually performing development in the open community contributions and being open for discussion and finding consensus regarding new features.

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Ubuntu: Manage your SQL Server from Linux
Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 15, 2016
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We will see how to install and use tools to manage your SQL Servers. We will use the version 13, who is compatible with Ubuntu. You can use these drivers from SQL Server 2008 to 2016, and it’s compatible with Azure SQL Database too.

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Ubuntu: Join a server to an Active Directory domain
Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 14, 2016
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Today, we will see how to join an Ubuntu server (version 16.04) to an Active Directory domain. It could be useful in case of you want that your administrators use their domain account to connect to servers, etc.

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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise introduces new naming convention
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on February 11, 2016
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New Integrity MC990 X is the first server in a line conforming to the new naming convention, with ‘MC’ standing for ‘mission critical’ and ‘X’ standing for ‘Xeon’.It replaces the Proliant DL980 (‘DL’ – ‘density line’). The name changes are implemented in order to meet specific customer needs, e.g., high performance and cloud computing. HP will keep the Proliant name for low-end and mid-range servers, and also keep the BL (blade) designation.

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