Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 2:00pm ET

Many organizations are looking at migrating to SQL Server 2014 to take advantage of several of its important enhancements, including the all-new In-Memory OLTP engine, enhancements to AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and Azure integration for backup and DR. Migrating your mission-critical database servers is a vitally important undertaking, requiring proper planning and execution to avoid risk and business disruption.

In this webcast you’ll learn about the important planning required to ensure a successful migration to SQL Server 2014. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • In-place upgrades vs. new installations
  • Data migration strategies
  • Application compatibility testing
  • Replication and Failover clustering considerations
  • Planning to take advantage of In-Memory OLTP
  • Reference architectures for active/active operations

In this webcast you’ll learn about the do’s and don’ts of migrating to SQL Server 2014. You’ll also hear about innovative new technologies that can reduce the work needed to use advanced SQL Server functions that can increase the availability and performance of your apps running on SQL Server.

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Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.


As Chief Technology Officer, Varun Singh leads ScaleArc’s product development and technology strategy. Varun also served as ScaleArc’s CEO from March 2009 to Sept 2013. Varun is a technologist with broad experience in several fields, from running Linux-based BBS systems in the pre-Internet days to writing about technology and open source software at PC Quest, CHIP, Digit, and Network Computing, to creating India’s top online technology brands such as TechTree and Tech2, to hosting technology shows on CNBC, TV18, CNN-IBN and ET Now. He led large web and application development teams as CTO at Network 18's web division and built the highly scalable technology behind large websites like IN.com, MoneyControl.com, and various other portals.