Upgrade SQL Server
Updated: April 13, 2016
You can upgrade instances of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2016. Before running SQL Server Setup to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the following topics about the upgrade process and the release notes.
For information about upgrading from SQL Server 2005, see Are you upgrading from SQL Server 2005?.
This section contains the following topics:
Upgrade Database Engine
Upgrade Analysis Services
Upgrade and Migrate Reporting Services
Upgrade Integration Services
Upgrade Replicated Databases
Upgrade Master Data Services
SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer