The Virtualization Virtual Group is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere.

Experience SQL Server on Linux and Containers

Thu, Mar 15 2018 16:00 UTC

Experience SQL Server on Linux and Containers

SQL Server 2017 is all about choice. It now runs on the most popular platforms in the world: Windows, Linux, and Docker Containers. In this session we will focus on the specific features, architecture, and guidance for running SQL Server on Linux and Docker Containers. You will walk away with an understanding of how we built SQL Server on Linux and how it runs in a unique way that allows developers to focus on their applications vs the specifics of the design. We will also look at how Docker Containers work so you can see the unique value proposition this provides to developers using SQL Server. As with any advanced session, we will have demos including debugging sessions to show you how the design works.

Bob Ward

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Database Systems Group, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 25 years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2019 including Azure. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and performance at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ignite. You can follow him at @bobwardms or Bob is the author of the new book Pro SQL Server on Linux available for Apress Media.


The Virtualization Virtual Group is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.  We:

  • Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn't quite working yet.

  • Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback.

  • Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.

Call To Speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation to the group, please send an email along with an abstract.

Scott Shaw                                       Tom Norman
Chapter Co-Leader                           Chapter Leader   



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