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Things You Need to Know for a Painless Upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - Peter Ward
Author: Brian H. Madsen Date Posted: 12/07/2007 10:38:16 PM
It's that time again and we're ready for another round, this time with Peter Ward.

One of the many questions that's come about when facing an upgrade has been how to make it painless.

We all know the platform we use on a daily basis, but what about upgrading to a newer version?

SQL Server 2005 came with a lot of new features and the upgrade path isn't always just pressing next, next, next, finish - Especially not when you deal with business critical applications.

So what do we look out for? what's the pitfals you have to take into consideration.

Peter Ward is going to answer exactly some of those questions.

*** Event Details ************************
Presenter: Peter Ward - www.wardyit.com | http://wardyit.com/blog/
Title: Things You Need to Know for a Painless Upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Venue: Excom Training, Level 2, 23 Barrack St Perth
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Date: 19th of July, 2007

The new features of SQL Server 2005 are well worth the upgrade effort, but how do you upgrade your existing systems painlessly? This session drills into the necessary upgrade planning: preparing to upgrade, choosing the best upgrade strategy, and identifying incompatibility issues. Learn tips and techniques on how to reduce your upgrade down-time and how to best utilize the upgrade tools. The session has live demos of Upgrade Advisor and in-place upgrade features of SQL Server 2005.

About the Speaker
Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions Chief Technical Architect. Peter is an active member in the Australian SQL Server community and President of the Queensland SQL Server User Group. Peter is a highly regarded speaker at SQL Server events throughout Australia and is a sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer, providing solutions for some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter is a regular author for several SQL Server websites and has published numerous articles in the monthly SQL Server newsletter that he produces along with the highly acclaimed WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server Blog. Peter has been selected as a Spotlight speaker for the 2007 SQL Pass Community Summit, the largest SQL Server event in the world and has recently been awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his technical excellence and commitment to the SQL Server Community.
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Venue: Excom Training, Level 2, 23 Barrack St Perth | Duration 1 1/2hours | On: Thursday, 19 July 2007