What's new for SQL Server on Linux

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This article describes the major features and services available for SQL Server 2017 running on Linux.

SQL Server 2019 preview has been released. This article does not cover SQL Server 2019 preview releases. To learn about SQL Server 2019 preview, see What's new in SQL Server 2019 preview for Linux.


In addition to these capabilities in this article, cumulative updates are released at regular intervals after the GA release. These cumulative updates provide many improvements and fixes. For information about the latest CU release, see https://aka.ms/sql2017cu. For package downloads and known issues, see the Release notes.

SQL Server Database Engine

SQL Server Agent

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Other improvements

Next steps

To install SQL Server on Linux, use one of the following tutorials:

To see other improvements introduced in SQL Server 2017, see What's New in SQL Server 2017.


For answers to frequently asked questions, see the SQL Server on Linux FAQ.

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