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Clinic 10258: SQL Server 2008: Upgrade and Application Compatibility

Self-Paced
Course
Audience(s): Developer
Technology: Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Language: English
Published: 20-Oct-2009
Completion Time: 2 Hours
Available Offline: Yes
Introduction
This modular 12-hour clinic allows you to skip to the tracks which are most relevant to you. This clinic will help you understand how to exploit the enhancements to SQL Server 2008 with little or no changes to existing applications, how to test SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 applications for compatibility with SQL Server 2008, and how to plan upgrades to SQL Server 2008.

This clinic covers the following topics.
  • SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Value Proposition
  • Anatomy of an Upgrade
  • Upgrade Advisor
  • Application Compatibility Testing
  • Planning Your Upgrade

The prerequisites for this clinic are as follows:
  • Participants must have real-world SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 administration experience
  • Participants must have basic operational familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Participants are encouraged to have real-world experience installing and supporting SQL Server applications
Objectives
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Learn all the essential elements of SQL Server 2008 upgrades and application compatibility testing in an interactive instructor-led format
  • Learn how to leverage important new features of SQL Server 2008 with little or no application changes
  • Deep and intensive 200-300 level technical training custom-designed for quality assurance professionals, service professionals, application developers, database administrators and IT Pros
  • Courseware developed by Joe Yong and his team from Scalability Experts (scalabilityexperts.com), pre-eminent experts in enterprise SQL Server upgrades and performance
  • Get hands-on experience with SQL Server 2008 upgrades and application compatibility testing (not available in all locations)