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TechNet ON: SQL Server 2008 R2 Migration

Evaluate

Still deciding whether an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 is the right move for your organization? We’ve put together a set of articles and resources to help evaluate its capabilities, including a look at moving workloads to the cloud with SQL Azure.

Editor's Note: We have a Tool for That

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2.  Fortunately, your options expand, as do the new capabilities of the latest database platform.

TechNet Magazine: An IT Pro's Introduction to SQL Azure

Realize the benefits of a familiar relational database platform, plus the cost-efficacy, server consolidation, on-demand provisioning, and geographic diversity that cloud computing offers.

eWeek Review: SQL Server 2008 R2 Offers Enhancements, New Management Capabilities

One of the most compelling new features in both Excel 2010 and in SQL Server 2008 R2 is PowerPivot, a new tool that enables spreadsheet-savvy workers to take on larger amounts of data from within a spreadsheet-style interface.

Free e-book from Microsoft Press: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

For a limited time, you can download this 10-chapter e-book: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner.

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Mirgrate & Manage

There are many scenarios during an upgrade where you’ll want to migrate a SQL Server installation.We've collected a series of articles and resources that describe the processes and tools to make the task easier.

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