Upgrade How-to Topics


The topics in this section describe how to upgrade a SQL Server stand-alone instance.

Upgrade to SQL Server 2014 Using the Installation Wizard (Setup)The procedural topic to upgrade a stand-alone instance of SQL Server to SQL Server 2014.
Upgrade a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (Setup)The procedural topic to upgrade an instance of a SQL Server failover cluster to SQL Server 2014.
Install SQL Server 2014 from the Command PromptProvides sample syntax for installing SQL Server 2014 at a command prompt.

Minimize Downtime for Mirrored Databases When Upgrading Server Instances
Supported Version and Edition Upgrades
Backward Compatibility