SQL Server containers are hot right now and if you are trying to understand the technology better, get to your nearest PC and get started with containers. I’ll be posting guides on working with SQL Server containers in the future, but first we’ll need an operating system to work with. Since Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 is the latest LTS, that is where we will begin.
Today, I am building a simple lab environment. A friend of mine recently picked up his own server (welcome to the club) and asked for some guidance on setting up a lab for testing out some of the new things he's learned.
Since there is no known way to receive SQL Server First Responder Kit patches automatically, I contrived a plan to keep my local repository and SQL Server up to date.
After returning from my first PASS Summit, I was inspired to find new ways to connect with the SQL Server community while continuing to grow as a database professional.