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Upgrading SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu Linux to RTM in 4 steps

October 2, 2017 Leave a comment

SQL Server 2017 RTM is released and available on Windows, Linux and Docker, in this article, we will see the steps for upgrading SQL Server 2017 CTM Release on Ubuntu to RTM Version

Step 1: Connect to Ubuntu Server using your favorite Shell, I use Bash Shell on Windows, since its built-in Windows 10 now

Step 2: Remove old repository

sudo add-apt-repository "$(curl"

Step 3: Add new repository

sudo add-apt-repository "$(curl"

Step 4: Upgrade SQL Server 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mssql-server

If you are using Availability groups in Linux, Please upgrade the primary machine first and then secondary replica

Have fun with SQL Server 2017


SQL Server 2017 RTM is available

October 2, 2017 Leave a comment

SQL Server 2017 RTM Version is released and ready to download now

Categories: General

Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011

July 28, 2011 4 comments


I am happy to share everyone that I have been awarded Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011.

I am so proud that Microsoft has recognized my contribution to the community and I am really proud to be a member of SQL Server and SQL Azure community.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support on this !!!

Please see the below email which I received from Microsoft


NJSQL Presentation Slides

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Today I presented “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group (NJSQL)

For more information about the presentation visit

I have attached my powerpoint deck to this post so that you can get the links and references that I presented

Be sure to click on the Download Slides link to download the slides.

Please post your comments and questions !!!

Presenting “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I will be presenting at New Jersey SQL Server User Group


Set Focus
4 Century Drive
Parsippany , NJ, 07054, U.S.A

Meeting Time: 6:30 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST

Session Title: “Migrating Data to SQL Azure”

Session Synopsis:

Migrating on-premise data to SQL Azure and vice versa is one of the new challenge for Database Developers and Administrators.

This session demonstrates what data can be moved to SQL Azure and how easily we can migrate data from On Premise SQL Server to SQL Azure and also from other Heterogeneous database environments.

This session includes live demonstrations using SQL Azure DAC Import Framework tools, SQL Server/Azure Migration Tools and will be highly interactive session.

NJSQL User Group Web site

Join NJSQL User Group at

NJSQL Job Posts

I will post the presentation slides tomorrow after the meeting

Microsoft Officially Previews Windows 8 in D9 Conference

June 1, 2011 Leave a comment
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Tech.Ed 2011 Session Videos available online

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Tech.Ed 2011 Session Videos available online for all sessions are available online from

And also from 

Channel 9 has the advantage of downloading the videos as MP4 or WMV.

If you are planning to download multiple videos, the following Silverlight tool will be helpful 

Thanks Yuriy Lyeshchenko for putting together this wonderful download tool !!!

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