Create a Virtual Machine Running Linux on Microsoft Azure

Hi all,
In this blog we will talk about Microsoft Azure VMs running Linux OS so let’s get started.

First you need to have azure account to access Azure portal, get a free azure account from

Once you have your account…

  • + New in the bottom bar >> Compute >> Virtual Machine >> From Gallery


  • From Gallery you can choose your VM Os image, in this case we will choose Ubuntu Server and click


  • Now you have to type your VM Name and provide a Password which enable you to log on the VM next.. so i will type the VM Name and Password “Make sure to copy the User Name and Password your credential for this VM” and click 


  • Now you can see your VM cloud service, DNS, storage and other configurations so let’s click → 


  • Finally our VM configuration has been finished click the  mark to finish and let’s wait until the VM is provisioned.


Now our VM successfully created so What’ Next !!?? … ohhh let’s connect to it 😉

You can connect to your VM using SSH or using RDP

Let’s connect using the SSH way

  • First you have to download the  SSH client PuTTY from
    but before you connect to the VM you have to know your SSH Details and Port number to connect
    Go to Virtual Machines >> Your VM >> Quick Start DASHBOARD >> SSH DETAILS and copy it Screenshot (90)
  • After you have your SSH DETAILS go to PuTTY Configuration past your Host Name “Your VM SSH DETAILS ” and click Open7
  • You will be asked to provide a user name and password to log on your VM


Now you can access your Azure VM.

Let’s connect using the RDP way

  • To connect to VM using RDP you have to install Ubuntu desktop to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  • After that you have to the install the RDP access to the VM to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • Once you finish the installation go to the VM and add the ENDPOINTSScreenshot (93)
  • Add A STAND-ALONE ENDPOINT and click →   Screenshot (94)
  • Specify the details of the endpoint Name, Protocol, Public and Private Port then click √ to FinishScreenshot (95)
  • Now you can see the endpoints TCP protocol and Ports Screenshot (96)
  • Go to the VM again and connect to it Connect





SQL Server 2014 top New Features

let’s talk about the Top New Features of SQL Server 2014 SQL14

  1. In-Memory across Workloads Built-in
  2. Scalability Enhancement and Availability
  3. Power BI For Office 365
  4. Backup Encryption
  5. Microsoft Azure Integration

In-Memory across Workloads Built-in

It’s allows you to create memory-optimized database objects that enable more efficient data access **Remember select only Highly Utilized tables to be In-Memory**

that’s will improve performance by as much as 10 times, and improves scalability by 2-5 times.Per

It does this be minimizing the latency it takes to retrieve data.

This feature will be great for applications that need performance, have relatively short transactions, have a high degree of concurrent transactions with many connectionsIn-Memory

Scalability Enhancement and Availability

The number of logical processors has been increased to 640 and memory up to 4 TBs.

If SQL Server running in a virtual environment it’s up to 64 virtual processors and 1TB of memory

If you have a clustered SQL Server environment it’s will support up to 64 different nodes.

ABOUT High Availability the number of secondary Replica maximum from four to eight.


Power BI For Office 365

It’s a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution which provides data navigation and visualization capabilities

Power BI for Office 365 includes Power Query , Power Map , Powerpivot, and Power ViewBI

Backup Encryption

It’s the ability to encrypt database backups. SQL Server 2014 supports several encryption algorithms; including Advanced Encryption Standard You must use a certificate or an asymmetric key to perform encryption for SQL Server 2014 backups.0572.1

More info about Backup Encryption

 Microsoft Azure Integration

It’s the Ability to Automatic/Manual Backup to Azure Environment and Working with Azure Secondary Replica and storage. we can set an Availability Group resides in Azure when the Primary Replica Failure happens we can switch Manual but we can still working and Report to/from databaseAzure