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When Will You Upgrade to SQL Server 2012? Expand / Collapse
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Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:25 AM


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Brad M. McGehee
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Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:22 PM
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We have just upgraded one of our dev server.. still exploring the 2012.. Nice article thanks.
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Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:36 PM
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We are upgrading a data warehouse to 2012 at this very moment because...we are almost in production (june) and I'd rather bite the smaller impact of regression testing now prior to production than the much larger impact afterwards, we are already running beta 2012 MDM due to the limitations of the 2008R2 MDM, and I expect we will make use of many of the latest features such as DQS and significant SSIS improvements.
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Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:19 PM
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I upgraded a test server using the RTC version. Very few code changes were required. SQL 7 to SQL 2000 was difficult and SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 was difficult. SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 was easy and SQL 2008 to SQL 2012 was even easier.


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Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:32 PM
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Our plan is to wait until we have the hardware (planned move to new datacenter later this year). Right now we just don't have the machines to do the upgrade from 2005 in a manner where we'd feel comfortable and able to roll back if something happened. Add to that the fact that we haven't even tested on 2008 yet and we've got a fun time ahead of us. Still, at least there's a plan to start the upgrade process. Getting our Dev/QA servers upgraded will help us start testing and find any bits that break. It will be great to finally use some of the features that have been added since 2005.


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Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:05 AM


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Waiting for the first service pack :D

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Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 5:40 AM
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When there are 30 hours in the day we will upgrade our infrastructure to 2012. We have 15 heavily used servers on 2008 R2 - anyone want to help me push the orbit of the Earth out by a few hundred KM's? Yeah, lots of servers in DEV, put PROD will take a while ... been teaching all about new features for the last 6 months or so, no time to do real work on it though - doh!
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Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 8:35 AM
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We just completed upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 last year. (The process included upgrading 2 databases that were in 6.5 compatibility mode - which was no longer supported under SQL Server 2008 R2.)

I never want to upgrade more than 1 version level again. Having to figure out all of the changes that each version required was problematic. We waited to upgrade as long as we did for all of the reasons that were listed in the original post for this discussion. We had to upgrade because we wanted more options for hosting our data.

We plan on waiting for the full release of Visual Studio 2012 before trying to move to SQL Server 2012. When we were doing the upgrade to 2008 R2, we examined the BOL for Denali to identify and fix any issues that we'd hit when we upgraded to 2012 - so I'm hoping the process will go as smoothly as possible.

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Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:00 PM
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Hah! We're still trying to find time and resources to migrate our existing SQL 2005 apps to SQL 2008, which we recently purchased to my amazement...
There's still one application running on SQL2000 due to a 3rd-party app that nobody wants to replace.

Even when we completely migrate, I will need to keep SSIS 2005 running somewhere due to the lack of 64-bit ODBC drivers for Domino.
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Bob Barrows (4/29/2012)
Hah! We're still trying to find time and resources to migrate our existing SQL 2005 apps to SQL 2008, which we recently purchased to my amazement...
There's still one application running on SQL2000 due to a 3rd-party app that nobody wants to replace.



+1.

My guess is I'll actually work on 2012 in production around 2020.



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