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  • Blog Post: Beware: Compatibility Level 90 is no longer available in SQL 2014

    This is a quick, perhaps Level 200 post – a rarity on my blog but I am seeing this so often that I think it important to get this out there. Those who are running databases with compatibility level 90 in SQL Server 2008 / 2012 need to be aware that there is no more support for level 90 in SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Extra T-SQL checks to complement SQL Upgrade Advisor

    Background More and more customers are looking to upgrade to SQL Server 2012, which offers some exciting features like AlwaysOn Availability Groups, ColumnStore Indexes and much more. As part of my job in the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering team, we are called upon by customers to assess their readiness...
  • Blog Post: Where can I download SQL 2012 Upgrade Advisor?

    This post is a really quick one… Let’s say you are planning to check your SQL Server and T-SQL code for any potential breaking changes in SQL 2012. So you use Upgrade Advisor. Let’s say you want to download it, rather than get it from the installation media (the MSI can be found under \Servers\redist...
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