Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 R2 (SSRS related)

  • Tomorrow I plan to do an in place upgrade of a SQL Server (standard) 2008R2 instance to 2014 R2.

    Among a couple of other things this server also hosts reporting services. Is there anything I need to take into consideration regarding SSRS? Will the report server continue to run as normal? Will new/edited reports be ok?

  • Strongest possible consideration, completely ignoring your SSRS question, don't do it. Don't upgrade to 2014. It introduces problems without good solutions. 2016 or better is the way to go. It's because of the new cardinality estimation engine. 2016 has Query Store and DATABASE SCOPED CONFIGURATION settings that help. 2014 has nothing.

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