Darshan Singh

Darshan Singh works at Scalability Experts researching, writing, and promoting an awareness of SQL Server 2005 among DBAs and database architects. He contributed to the Scalability Experts-authored book Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (Sams, 2005).

Articles by Darshan Singh
Leverage the Upgrade Advisor Tool 1
To improve your experience in upgrading to SQL Server 2005, Microsoft provides Upgrade Advisor tool to report potential problems that might occur during or after the upgrade.
Head Off Compatibility Problems
SQL Server 2005 includes architectural overhauls that mean complete backward compatibility with earlier SQL Server releases isn’t possible. Here are some deleted and deprecated features.
Monitoring the Upgrade
Here's how to monitor the progress of your SQL Server 2005 upgrade.
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