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Upgrading SQL Server Central

The decision to upgrade database servers can be a complicated one that involves features, costs, and support requirements. While I think many people would love to run database systems for ten years, often there are concerns about support, which effectively … Continue reading

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The Slow Upgrade of SQL Server Versions

Every so often Brent Ozar releases a report of his Constant Care customers, showing the versions in use. While I don’t know this client group is representative of the overall SQL Server customer base, I do think it’s close enough … Continue reading

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Compatibility Level Confidence

SQL Server databases have had a compatibility level in them for a long time. This is a number that essentially corresponds to a version. We had 70 for version 7.0, and then we went to 80 for SQL Server 2000, … Continue reading

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Upgrades are Hard

I think the people that run StackOverflow are pretty sharp. They’ve built a well performing site, they’ve worked on some useful open source projects, and they think through their projects. They still have issues with upgrades. Taryn Pratt, from Stack … Continue reading

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