Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.
When I started looking into the upgrade path for this, I saw a couple of notes online about the fact that it was not possible. I turns out there is a Connect item on this issue (https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/709371/no-option-to-upgrade-from-sql-denali-ctp3-to-sql-2012-rc0-version#details). In that item was a work around to use the SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade option. When you [...]