Plans for SQL Server for Windows Containers Suspended

The beta program for SQL Server for Windows containers is suspended, and all repos and images were deleted in June 2021. Going forward, customers who need to run SQL Server in containers should use SQL Server for Linux, although hosting in Windows is possible but requires creating custom images. The program provided images that Microsoft supported for development and testing only, but since those images were not heavily adopted and never left beta testing, Microsoft suspended the program.

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