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SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Technical Guide

If you plan to upgrade to SQL Server 2014, then this technical guide is a must. With 429 pages, it is a complete book, yet still available as a free download here. It covers all products and features in the SQL Server suite, and upgrades from versions 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. It supplements the information available in Books Online. Besides the actual upgrade, the white paper also covers planning and pre- and post-upgrade tasks.

This is the fourth upgrade technical guide I coauthored – all together, I was involved in versions 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2014. This is the complete list of authors: Ron Talmage, Richard Waymire, James Miller, Vivek Tiwari, Ken Spencer, Paul Turley, Danilo Dominici, Dejan Sarka, Johan Åhlén, Nigel Sammy, Allan Hirt, Herbert Albert, Antonio Soto, Régis Baccaro, Milos Radivojević, Jesús Gil, Simran Jindal, Craig Utley, Larry Barnes, Pablo Ahumada. Thanks to everybody for a smooth process of writing and editing!

Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:43 AM by Dejan Sarka

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CJ said:

I found out the download link is for SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide. I'm guessing it also applies for SQL Server 2014 environment? Either way, thanks for sharing the resource.

March 2, 2015 1:45 PM

Dejan Sarka said:

When I click the link from the post, it drives me directly to the 2014 guide and opens a PDF. Are you using the same link?

March 2, 2015 2:23 PM

CJ said:

Yes, I used the same link. But this time I have 2014 guide. Thank You!

March 2, 2015 4:12 PM

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About Dejan Sarka

Dejan Sarka, MCT and SQL Server MVP, is an independent consultant, trainer, and developer focusing on database & business intelligence applications. His specialties are advanced topics like data modeling, data mining, and data quality. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. Dejan Sarka is the main author or coauthor of fourteen books about databases and SQL Server. Dejan Sarka also developed and is developing many courses and seminars for SolidQ, Microsoft and Pluralsight. He is a regular speaker at many conferences worldwide for more than 15 years, including conferences like Microsoft TechEd, PASS Summit and others.

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