Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation

SQL Server for Linux hits public beta, and Azure App Service now supports Linux

Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation
James Niccolai

After a long campaign against open source and Linux, Microsoft has for the past few been pushing its love of the popular operating system. On Wednesday, the company made that even more official by joining the Linux Foundation, an organization that shepherds development of the operating system’s kernel and provides funding for open source projects.

Microsoft also launched the public beta of SQL Server on Linux, the much-anticipated port of the relational database software that was first announced in March. Linux developers can also start working with a beta of Azure App Service, which is designed to take away the work of managing infrastructure for cloud-based apps.

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