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Resources for Upgrading to SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008

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Use these resources as aids in upgrading to SQL Server 2008. These references are from the downloadable white paper:

SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

The categories in the following list correspond to chapters in the white paper.

  • General Upgrade Issues
  • Relational Engine Components
  • Business Intelligence Components
  • Other Microsoft Applications and Platforms

If there are no links for a particular section, the section is empty. As new links become available over time, those links will be added to the relevant sections. These updates will be made on an occasional basis.

General Upgrade Issues

Use these sources to support upgrade planning and deployment and upgrading the SQL Server Management Tools.

Upgrade Planning and Deployment (Chapter 1)

Management Tools (Chapter 2)

Relational Engine Components

For upgrading relational engine components, use the following references:

Relational Databases (Chapter 3)

High Availability (Chapter 4)

Failover Clustering (4.1)

Log Shipping (4.2)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

Database Mirroring (4.3)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

Replication (4.4)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

Other References (4.5)

Database Security (Chapter 5)

Full-Text Search (Chapter 6)

Service Broker (Chapter 7)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

Transact-SQL Queries (Chapter 8)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

Notification Services (Chapter 9)

SQL Express/MSDE (Chapter 10)

Business Intelligence Components

You can use the following links to support upgrading business intelligence (BI) components to SQL Server 2008:

Analysis Services (Chapter 11)

Data Mining (Chapter 12)

Integration Services (Chapter 13)

Other References (13.1)

Reporting Services (Chapter 14)

Other Microsoft Applications and Platforms

SQL Server is used in other Microsoft applications and supported by other Microsoft platforms. You can use the following links to support upgrading to these other applications and platforms.

Upgrade Considerations for Other Microsoft Applications and Platforms (Chapter 15)

Microsoft Small Business Server (15.1)

Microsoft Office Communications Server (15.2)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 (15.3)

Microsoft System Center 2007 (15.4)

Microsoft Dynamics (15.5)

Information will be added here as appropriate.

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