But the big thing with this new laptop is that I’ve made a conscious decision about what to install on it. And particularly, what things to NOT install.
For example, I’ve only installed SQL inside docker, not directly on Windows. I’m running the Linux version just because I can.
But today I feel like I’ve compromised.
Today I’ve installed SSMS, instead of persisting with just Azure Data Studio. It only took a week for me to cave, and the reason is Query Store.
Read on to understand why. I ended up having to cave on Docker-only for SQL Server because of PolyBase components that I needed and which aren’t (yet?) supported in the Linux version.