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SQL Server: Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2016

by Glenn Berry

This course will teach you how to correctly prepare for and perform an upgrade/migration to SQL Server 2016. You'll learn how to plan considerations, tools for finding upgrade blockers, and various methods for moving the data.

What you'll learn

When moving to a new version of SQL Server, it's important to plan and test the upgrade process and use a risk-free migration approach that limits application downtime. In this course, SQL Server: Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2016, you'll learn how to do all of these things. First, you'll discover how to choose the correct Edition of SQL Server 2016, install it correctly, and how to use various tools to find upgrade blockers and breaking changes. Next, you'll explore some of the ways to make a migration go more quickly and find problems after the migration. Finally, you'll learn the methods available for migrating databases to SQL Server 2016. When you've finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute an upgrade/migration to SQL Server 2016 successfully.

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About the author

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He has completed the Master Teacher P... more

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