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Additional SQL Server training resources

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Demos

Example voting application

See how you can run SQL Server on Linux with Node.js and Python web apps all in a Docker container. View now

Columnstore

Review a simple Java-based command line application that shows how to use a clustered columnstore index to improve performance. View now

SQLVDI for Linux

View the latest files and samples required to build a SQL Server VDI based backup/restore application for Linux. View now

Node and SQL Server in Docker

Learn how checking in code to GitHub can automatically trigger a build in Red Hat Open Shift to deploy the changes as pods (containers). View now

ASP.NET Core App

Learn how to build ASP.NET Core applications with SQL Server on Linux in Docker containers using Docker Compose. View now
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Presentations

SQL Server 2017 Overview

Review the slide deck presented at Microsoft Data Amp 2017.Download now

SQL Server in DevOps

Understand the current challenges of using SQL Server in Linux containers, including integration with Red Hat Open Shift, and how to overcome them. Download now

Demos

Example voting application

See how you can run SQL Server on Linux with Node.js and Python web apps all in a Docker container. View now

Columnstore

Review a simple Java-based command line application that shows how to use a clustered columnstore index to improve performance. View now

SQLVDI for Linux

View the latest files and samples required to build a SQL Server VDI based backup/restore application for Linux. View now

Node and SQL Server in Docker

Learn how checking in code to GitHub can automatically trigger a build in Red Hat Open Shift to deploy the changes as pods (containers). View now

ASP.NET Core App

Learn how to build ASP.NET Core applications with SQL Server on Linux in Docker containers using Docker Compose. View now
Presentations

SQL Server 2017 Overview

Review the slide deck presented at Microsoft Data Amp 2017.Download now

SQL Server in DevOps

Understand the current challenges of using SQL Server in Linux containers, including integration with Red Hat Open Shift, and how to overcome them. Download now
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