SQL Server is releasing a new version of the engine every 12-24 months at this point. That puts pressure on all of us to learn constantly about the changes. Even if we don't look to upgrade all of our existing instances, we can't buy older versions when the new one is released. Often many of […]
You're faced with the task of doing a SQL Server Upgrade? Do you know all the steps, and the right order to do them? You do? Even with interruptions and distractions? Maybe, but it is wise to be able to refer to the Mission-Critical Task checklist.
This article enables DBAs to efficiently upgrade servers by assembling an upgrade team, using an upgrade template, and communicating effectively.
Learn how application and full regression testing can ensure a successful SQL Server upgrade – and save on money and performance headaches.
While SQL Server 2008 offers several new benefits for organizations, the trick is figuring out if those performance and availability advantages are truly worth the upgrade.
If you make the decision to upgrade to 2008, there are a number of tools that make the process easier, but you still need to understand what things you should consider. We have a new article from Arshad Ali to help you understand the process and what you should consider.