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When: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 2 p.m. EST

With each new release of SQL Server, DBA managers across the world ask themselves, “Is it time to upgrade?” If your answer is “Yes” then you are faced with a myriad of considerations.

Is it time to upgrade? Watch our webinar Upgrading SQL Server to 2012 and Beyond now on demand to find out more.

You’ll need to think about socket vs core licensing, side-by-side vs in-place upgrades, and resource provisioning. Perhaps your SQL instance is a good candidate for cloudification? What new functionality, like SQL’s new cardinality estimator or a database’s Target Recovery Time setting, might be an advantage? What new features, like Always-On Availability Groups or Buffer Pool Extensions, might be leveraged?

All this to plan around and more… SQL Server has definitely not been standing still during the last decade. If you feel “stuck” on an older SQL version, this webcast, presented by Andy McDermid, Principal SQL Server DBA at Datavail, will provide a comprehensive overview of what you need to consider before, during, and after making the move. You’ll get a clearer picture of the planning required and the projected benefits to help justify upgrading your current instance to SQL Server 2012 and beyond. All attendees will receive a checklist, a link to the playback and the slides used in the presentation for future reference.

andy_blogAbout The Presenter:

Andy is a MCITP certified MS SQL DBA who delivers and manages delivery of DBA services to many diverse clients. He enjoys helping his clients by finding and deploying pragmatic and practical solutions for their database issues. Andy is always working to improve and expand his DBA skills and he likes to share the experience via writing. You can read more about his work here.

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When: 20150917

Time: 8:00 am