With Windows Server 2016 just been released, now is the perfect time to build an Azure VM with SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. In a matter of minutes you can be playing and learning both platforms. Below I will document the steps I took to build the VM along with the additional software I installed. This is a fully-loaded VM that I use for demo’s and to build small projects:
(Software updates as of 11/4/2016)
There’s a lot of good software here. And Java.