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SQL Server Migration

I knew that there was a toolkit to help move an application from Oracle to SQL Server, but I hadn’t appreciated that there was one for Sybase and Access these also now come in two flavours, one to move you to SQL Server 2005, and one for SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server 2005 Migration Assistant for:

SQL Server 2008 Migration Assistant for:

Before you ask, there aren’t any assistants fromMicrosoft to do migrations to these platforms from SQL Server,  although I am sure that Oracle and Sybase will be happy to help with that.  What I can’t understand is why anyone would go this way, so post some comments and enlighten me.