Docker is available for Mac and Windows with a simple installation by the defaults.
- Download the correct installation for your OS type.
- Run the installer and keep all the defaults, choosing Linux containers, not Windows containers
- Reboot Windows workstations- Done.
Incredibly Simple MSSQL Container Install
Microsoft has done a great job of creating a very small, (maybe a bit too small, but we’ll get into that later…) image that can be used to create a running Linux container with SQL Server. This grants to student a great opportunity to simulate much of what it would be like to work on a real Linux server.
Click through to read the whole thing. And Kellyn’s not kidding about the image missing basic packages.