How to keep end users happy during migration to SQL Server 2008

Written by Sadeesh Poovalur, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, based in Canada. To achieve a smooth and seamless transition when upgrading versions of your SQL Server database(s), appropriate planning is required or you risk having unhappy users and/or malfunctioning database applications. There are two fundamental upgrade methods: an in-place upgrade and a side-by-side upgrade.  The…