Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to the SQL Server 2012 platform and review the upgrade strategies available for a smooth and successful move.

We'll cover preparing and reporting for upgrade, upgrade strategies, performing the upgrade, and how to know the upgrade was successful. And we'll explore some advanced scenarios, including SQL Server 2012 on Server Core, preparing for AlwaysOn availability groups, upgrading your SQL failover cluster, and storage migration. After this session, you too can have “moves like Jagger

Presented by Mark Broadbent at SQLBits XI