Microsoft’s popular database software SQL Server is coming to Linux and will be available sometime next year. This is the first time that Microsoft has let SQL Server run on a platform other than Windows — it’s a notable shift that means Microsoft is now prioritizing the sale of its database software over the sale of the operating system running beneath it. While that may mean fewer sales of Windows, it speaks to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s services-first approach. “Data is the core asset now,” Nadella tells The New York Times. “Our most strategic asset is not the server operating system.”
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