This is first post in the multi post series for running a SQL test lab on laptop. To begin we need to enable hyper-V feature in windows. Hyper-V is shipped along with windows 10 but is not enabled by default. To enable HyperV we can use GUI, PowerShell or cmd line.
Setting a Lab in this day and age is like re-inventing the wheel, with Cloud at our disposal and plethora of virtual Labs available. Both Azure and AWS offers free credits up to tune of $150/mo or $100/mo to test their products, (MSDN subscription, AWS free credits , other offers) but sometimes your want of building from ground up takes control and you jump in without giving a second thought