Migrating to SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2 Project Plan

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Planning


SQL Server 2008 R2 Requirements

SQL Server Version Build Numbers

SQL Server 2008 R2 New Features

Migrating


Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2

Migrating to SQL Server 2008

How to Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 from SQL Server 2000

Tools for Migrating Access to SQL Server

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 8: How Do I Upgrade

Fine Tune Your Migration


Database Administration

Top 10 SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips

Configuring SQL Server 2008’s Resource Governor

Set Up a SQL Server 2008 Cluster

Upgrading a SQL Server 2005 Cluster to a SQL Server 2008

Compression in SQL Server 2008

An Overview of SQL Server High Availability Options

3 Log Shipping Techniques

Efficient Data Management in SQL Server 2008, Part 1

Efficient Data Management in SQL Server 2008, Part 2

Build a Policy-Based Management System for SQL Server 2008

Synchronizing Disparate Data with Master Data Services

Introducing the SQL Server Utility

Tips for Using SQL Server Management Studio 2008

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 2: Under the Hood

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 5: Knowing Your Data

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 6: 64 Bit and You

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 7: Ready for your Environment

SQL Server 2008 R2: Enterprise Data Access for Mission-Critical Applications

Backup and Recovery

Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008

Advanced BACKUP and RESTORE Options

Step-by-Step Approach to Differential Backup and Recovery

Security and Auditing

Hardening SQL Server

SQL Server 2008 Boosts Built-in Encryption

SQL Server Ecryption

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 1: How Can I Secure Data

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 3: Protecting Your Data

Virtualization

Optimizing SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment

7 Best Practices for Running SQL Server on Hyper-V

T-SQL

Upgrading Clusters to SQL Server 2012 When AlwaysOn Availability Groups Will Be Used

Planning and Implementing a SQL Server Cluster

More SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Improvements

SQL Server 2008’s T-SQL Development and Debugging Features

Parallelism Enhancements in SQL Server 2008

Date and Time Support in SQL Server 2008

Using SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM Storage

Using SQL Server 2008's FILESTREAM Data Type

Simplifying Spatial Data

SQL Server 2008 - Episode 4: What About Developers

Business Intelligence

Introducing PowerPivot for SharePoint

SQL Server 2008 Change Data Capture

SharePoint and SQL Server Integration

5 Considerations for Setting up a SQL Server 2008 Backend for SharePoint 2010

SSRS 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010 Integration

PowerPivot and Excel

How to Create PowerPivot Applications in Excel 2010

A Walkthrough of PowerPivot for Excel 2010

A Walkthrough of PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Integrating SQL Server 2008 Spatial Capabilities with Microsoft Virtual Earth

Managed Self-Service BI

SQL Server Reporting Services

Unlock the Secrets of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

A Candid Look at Report Builder 3.0

SQL Server Reporting Services

Use Checkpoints to Restart Failed SSIS Packages

SSIS Novices’ Guide to Data Warehouses: Moving Data into the Data Warehouse

SQL Server Reporting Services

Backup Basics for SQL Server Analysis Services

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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

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Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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