Clinic 10258: SQL Server 2008: Upgrade and Application Compatibility

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Introduction This modular 12-hour clinic allows you to skip to the tracks which are most relevant to you. This clinic will help you understand how to exploit the enhancements to SQL Server 2008 with little or no changes to existing applications, how to test SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 applications for compatibility with SQL Server 2008, and how to plan upgrades to SQL Server 2008.

This clinic covers the following topics.
  • SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Value Proposition
  • Anatomy of an Upgrade
  • Upgrade Advisor
  • Application Compatibility Testing
  • Planning Your Upgrade

The prerequisites for this clinic are as follows:
  • Participants must have real-world SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 200…

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Introduction This modular 12-hour clinic allows you to skip to the tracks which are most relevant to you. This clinic will help you understand how to exploit the enhancements to SQL Server 2008 with little or no changes to existing applications, how to test SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 applications for compatibility with SQL Server 2008, and how to plan upgrades to SQL Server 2008.

This clinic covers the following topics.
  • SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Value Proposition
  • Anatomy of an Upgrade
  • Upgrade Advisor
  • Application Compatibility Testing
  • Planning Your Upgrade

The prerequisites for this clinic are as follows:
  • Participants must have real-world SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 administration experience
  • Participants must have basic operational familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Participants are encouraged to have real-world experience installing and supporting SQL Server applications
Objectives At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Learn all the essential elements of SQL Server 2008 upgrades and application compatibility testing in an interactive instructor-led format
  • Learn how to leverage important new features of SQL Server 2008 with little or no application changes
  • Deep and intensive 200-300 level technical training custom-designed for quality assurance professionals, service professionals, application developers, database administrators and IT Pros
  • Courseware developed by Joe Yong and his team from Scalability Experts (scalabilityexperts.com), pre-eminent experts in enterprise SQL Server upgrades and performance
  • Get hands-on experience with SQL Server 2008 upgrades and application compatibility testing (not available in all locations)
Modules & Lessons SQL Server 2008: Upgrade and Application Compatibility Overview Module Overview SQL Server 2008: Upgrade and Application Compatibility Overview SQL Server 2008 Upgrade and Application Compatibility - Introduction SQL Server Upgrade Technical Value Proposition Introduction and Module Overview Performance, Scalability, Availability, Secruity, and Managability Improvements Demo: SQL Server 2008 auditing improvements Demo: SQL Server 2008 backup compression Demo: SQL Server 2008 Transparent data encryption vs. column level encryption Demo: SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor Reducing support costs with SQL Server 2008 Demo: Using Policy Based Management to reduce support costs Improving Solutions with new SQL Server 2008 features Demo: Using Change Data Capture with SQL Server Integration Services Targeting new solutions and markets with SQL Server 2008 improvements Important trends affecting SQL Server usage and deployments - Module review Planning An Upgrade Module introduction, upgrade methodology overview, pre-upgrade considerations Sizing your upgrade testing effort Deciding on an upgrade strategy Pre-upgrade tasks, backward compatibility Pre-upgrade tasks, preparing for an upgrade Pre-upgrade tasks, analyzing external factors Immediate post-upgrade tasks Short-term post-upgrade tasks Long-term post-upgrade tasks Performing your upgrade Module summary Anatomy of an Upgrade Module overview, review of upgrade options, upgrade resources Upgrade path considerations Upgrade options and considerations for in-place upgrades Upgrade options and considerations for side-by-side upgrades Upgrading failover cluster databases Upgrading mirrored databases Upgrading replicated databases Upgrading analysis services Upgrading log shipped databases Upgrading Integration Services and DTS Upgrade Advisor, Upgrade Assistant Known compatibility issues Upgrading Reporting Services Module summary Upgrade Advisor Upgrade Advisor overview Demo: Using Upgrade Advisor Upgrade Advisor system requirements, running upgrade advisor Understanding the Upgrade Advisor analysis wizard Module summary Application Compatibility Testing Overview of application compatibiliy testing process AppCompat Testing Process: Preparing environment for testing, restoring playback Demo: SQL Server Upgrade Assistant Running Upgrade Advisor, upgrading to SQL Server 2008 in-place, preparing 64-bit Demo: Performing a side-by-side upgrade using backup/restore AppCompat Testing Process: Replaying your trace Demo: Replaying your Trace using SQL Server Upgrade Assistant Comparing trace results, understanding common failures Demo: Comparing trace output results with SQL Server Upgrade Assistant AppCompat Testing Process: additional notes and issues Module summary System Requirements To view this course, you need:
  • A Pentium II, 256 MB RAM with a processor speed greater than or equal to 400 MHZ
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 7.0 or higher (1MB disk space needed to install)
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 or higher
  • A Super VGA monitor with minimum screen resolution 1024x768, with 16-bit color.
  • A sound card, and either speakers or headphones (for multi-media audio).
  • Internet bandwidth of 56K or faster. Broadband internet access is recommended.
For courses containing Virtual Server-based labs (courses in the IT Professional and Developer Catalog), you will need:
  • Microsoft Virtual Server ActiveX control (1MB disk space needed to install)
Test your computer's capabilities to see if it supports this course. Accessibility Requirements The following software must be running on your computer in order to access this course with Screen Reader Software:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Window-Eyes from GW Micro
  • JAWS from Freedom Scientific
  • MSAA enabled
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