Pittsburgh SQL Server Users Group


Next Meeting: Mon, Nov 26 2012

November 2012 user group meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Upgrade Roadmap: Let’s delve into SQL Server 2012 presented by Craig Purnell

Properly done, an upgrade is 75% project planning and 25% execution. Everyone knows that, right? Actually, no. We will review a checklist of considerations a company would likely encounter coming from SQL Server 2005/2008 or R2. You will learn about the pros and cons of in place upgrade vs. the build out new approach. Craig Purnell will share the many real-world lessons he’s learned from leading dozens of SQL Server upgrades and migrations over the past 10 years. Key takeaways include: when to deploy to new hardware, analysis of SAN versus DAS, usage of and how to gauge the usefulness of the Upgrade Advisor, deprecated features and how to test for them using Extended Events. This presentation is a must for database professionals who need help with the strategic aspects of upgrading SQL Server in an enterprise infrastructure.
Craig Purnell is the Database Administrator with a large law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been in IT for 13 years and holds Microsoft certifications for Systems Engineer, Database Administrator and IT Professional. He has been working with SQL Server since 2002. Craig is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at many SQL Saturday events and code camps.


UTC : Mon, Nov 26 2012 20:00 - 22:00
Event Time : Mon, Nov 26 2012 15:00 - 17:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Mon, Nov 26 2012 20:00 - 22:00


Pittsburgh North Shore
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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