SQL Server Data platform upgrade techniques
Why Upgrade? This is the big question that every SQL Server user will be asking, from my experience I say not just for shiny new features but increase your productivity and do-more with-less practices.Data Platform Upgrade topic has been a popular session that I've presented in major conferences like Microsoft Tech-Ed (North America, Europe & India) and SQLbits since 2008. In this session, we will overview end-to-end upgrade process that covers the essential phases, steps and issues involved in upgrading SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012 (with a good overview on 2014 too) by using best practices and available resources. We will cover the complete upgrade cycle, including the preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. Real-world examples from my Consulting experience expanding on why & how such a solution is offered.
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SQL Server MVP and Subject Matter Expert with consulting & technical expertise for Databases, Business Intelligence & Architecture solutions with over 23+ years of experience. My work experience inclduesa wide range of industries, including the stock exchange, insurance, tele-communications, financial, retail, and manufacturing sectors, among others.
A regular Speaker and SME volunteer at major technology conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed (Europe, India and North America), SQL PASS (Europe and North America), SQL Bits – UK and manages Scottish Area SQL Server user group based in Scotland. A moderator in majority of web based SQL Server forums (Microsoft Technet & www.sql-server-performance.com), writer, contributing editor & blogs at www.sqlserver-qa.net, www.sql-server-performance.com and www.beyondrelational.com websites.
Author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration cookbook (released May 2011) - www.packtpub.com
Author - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services Cube Security How-to - www.packtpub.com
Co-Author of MVP Deep Dives SQL Server Volume II from Manning Publications.
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