SQL Server 2000 Support Ending

Almost 13 years after it was released on 30th November 2000, SQL Server 2000 will be coming out of extended support from the 9th of April 2013 (next week). This means that SQL Server 2000 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. To find out more about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle refer to here. What…

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Detailed SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide Now Available

This document takes you through the essential technical details for planning and testing an upgrade of existing SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 instances to SQL Server 2012. You will be presented with best practices for preparation, planning, pre-upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. All the SQL Server components are covered, each in its own…

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Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 now available

The new Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 from our partner Scalability Experts is now available to download and use. It is a free web-downloadable tool.  It performs application compatibility testing and detects potential functional and performance issues that may impact a database upgrade from an earlier version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2005, SQL…

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Update: New SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade reference manual available

  The almost 500 page Upgrade Technical Reference guide for SQL Server 2008 R2 is available at the dedicated upgrade site. This guide not only covers upgrading from versions prior to 2008, it also covers considerations (minimal) for upgrades between SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. If you are looking for reasons to upgrade to…

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Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 – Technical Reference Guide

Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008,Upgrade,Technical Reference Guide A common request from customers is for information about upgrading from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008. In conjunction with Solid Quality Mentors, Microsoft has published a great technical reference guide covering most upgrade scenarios. At almost 500 pages you better hope it does :). Following is…

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