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Step-by-Step Guide: Planning your migration to SQL Server 2005

Before upgrading to SQL Server 2005, you must determine which components you need to upgrade and what steps to take to get there. Edgewood Solutions' Jeremy Kadlec reviews your migration options.

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines! With all of the new features in SQL Server 2005, the race is on and adoption is in full swing. Many organizations are leveraging these features to ease current issues or gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. So how are DBAs accomplishing this task? In this tip I will outline technical options to consider when migrating to SQL Server 2005.

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Migrating to SQL Server 2005

 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: What to upgrade
 Step 2: Upgrade prerequisites
 Step 3: Migration options
 Step 4: Additional considerations

Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. Jeremy is also's Performance Tuning expert.


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This was last published in March 2006

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