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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Microsoft Feature Pack and Upgrade advisor for SQL Server 2012 SP1


The link below it the Microsoft site for additional feature packs that you can install onto your SQL Server 2012 SP1 installation. There are a hand full of excellent features you can add. One of them is the upgrade advisor.

Here is what Microsoft says about the upgrade advisor

"Microsoft Upgrade Advisor analyzes instances of SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 in preparation for upgrading to SQL Server 2012. Upgrade Advisor identifies feature and configuration changes that might affect your upgrade, and it provides links to documentation that describes each identified issue and how to resolve it. "


Upgrade advisors are also available for older versions of SQL Server, just do a search on the link above.

It's a great tool to help you migrate/upgrade your older SQL Servers to the newer version.



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