SQL Server 2017 (Linux and beyond)

Session Abstract:Microsoft has leveled the RDBMS playing field, with SQL Server 2017 (formerly vNext), allowing you to deploy and run SQL Server on a variety of operating systems and container solutions.In this session, we will look at the background of SQL Server’s move to non-Windows platforms, cover how to install using package deployment on Linux and image-containers with Docker.  Focus will cover administration and tools that you can leverage while running SQL Server on non-Windows platforms, as well as demo other new features, from TSQL language enhancements and lots of new DMVs.

Biography:Andrew Loree is a Data Insights consultant with Microsoft, and  over  eighteen years of database experience with roles in architecture, design, development, and implementation of enterprise-scale SQL Server data solutions, supporting industries from legal e-discovery to manufacturing. His primary areas of expertise since SQL Server 2000 include data migrations, disaster recovery planning, high-availability service design, licensing and virtualization.  Andrew holds thirteen Microsoft certifications, has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University, and continues his life-long learning journey working to finish his Masters of Science from the same alma mater.  Andrew contributes regularly to the SQL Server community through speaking at SQLSaturday events to helping others on Stack Exchange and #sqlhelp.