Migrating to SQL Server 2012 Project Plan

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Planning


Welcome to SQL Server 2012

The Case to Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 Editions

Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Editions and Licensing

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Options

Things You Might Not Know about SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012’s Hardware and Software Requirements

Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services—Still Out of Sync


Migrating


Migrating to SQL Server 2012

Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 (UAFS) and SQL Server Upgrade Advisor


Implementing SQL Server 2012's New Features


High Availability

SQL Server 2012 High Availability

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Availability Groups Feature

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

Planning and Implementing a SQL Server Cluster

Be Invincible with AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Database Mirroring for Disaster Recovery

Power View

Introducing Microsoft Power View

Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Power View

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Takes on Big Data with Hadoop

What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot

Improve the Performance of Data Warehouse Queries with Columnstore Indexes

Master Data Services and Data Quality Services

SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse

Dive into SQL Server 2012 EIM Tools (DQS)

Contained Databases

SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases

Using SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases

T-SQL

T-SQL Join Types

How to Use Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Window Functions, Part 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 2

SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 3

Solving Gaps and Islands with Enhanced Window Functions

Using the New OFFSET and FETCH NEXT Options

Take Advantage of SQL Server 2012's Window Functionality

SQL Server 2012 Solutions for Median Calculation

Database Administration

SQL Server 2012 Keeps Your Data a Little More Secure

SQL Server 2012’s INDIRECT CHECKPOINTs

SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares

Introduction to SQL Server Data Tools

Cool New SQL Server 2012 Metadata

SQL Server’s Undocumented Changes

Using Solid State Disks in SQL Server Storage Solutions

SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server

Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012: Better Together

Creating a SQL Server 2012 Installation for Windows Server Core

Development

New Features in SQL Server Data Tools

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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