WSL allows Windows users to develop and run applications within a GNU/Linux environment. Previous to this feature release we needed VM’s or a dual boot setup.
Restarting services is a simple one, although it could be an unfamiliar environment for pre-SQL Server 2017 (only) administrators; which was the edition that allowed SQL Server to run on Linux.
A post on installing SQL Server on Linux, following the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Guide. # Install SQL Server.# Install the SQL Server Command-Line Tools.# Connect to SQL Server Locally.# Connect to SQL Server Remotely.