SQL Server vNext

Microsoft has announced the availability of the next version of SQL Server Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.2 on both Windows and Linux. The SQL Server vNext CTP 1.2 introduces bug fixes and adds support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

The support for SUSE Linux Enterprise is one of the key CTP 1.2 enhancement.

In SQL Server v.Next, a key design principle has been to provide customers with choice about how to develop and deploy SQL Server applications: using technologies they love like Java, .NET, PHP, Python, R and Node.js, all on the platform of their choosing. Now in CTP 1.2, Microsoft is bringing the power of SQL Server to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, providing more deployment options and a streamlined acquisition process.

Said Kristin Kinan, Global Alliance Director, Public Cloud at SUSE, “We’re thrilled that Microsoft is announcing support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux. SQL Server and SUSE customers will now be able to run performant, secured SQL Server applications with reliable, cost-effective infrastructure from SUSE.”

Microsoft is also organizing a webinar on February 15, 2017 that will shed some light on how SQL Server runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and container platforms, and you can register for this upcoming webinar on this page right here.

To get started with SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2, visit the installation directions on this page.

For additional detail on CTP 1.2, visit What’s New in SQL Server vNext, Release Notes and Linux documentation.