Tag Archives: upgrades

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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Waking Up to No Support

When you wake up on July 10, SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be out of support. Microsoft has been talking about this for some time, there’s been a Migration Tour from PASS with live events in quite a … Continue reading

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