SQL Server Administration & Maintenance

SQW08 Upgrading to SQL Server 2017


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Thomas LaRock

Manager, Data Engineering


Upgrading to the latest version of SQL Server is often seen as a comprehensive and difficult project. Management often fails to see the benefit for migrating to the latest version and your end users aren't interested in all of the extra testing. As a DBA you need to come up with a plan that earns both management and end-user support.

In this session, we will cover all the information you need to collect and consider before, during and after upgrading to SQL Server 2017. We'll discuss licensing, upgrade approaches and how to build out your own upgrade checklist.

If you feel stuck on an older version of SQL Server, attend this session to understand the features and benefits of SQL Server 2017 that will justify your upgrade project. Come and learn about the tools and methods that will make your upgrade project be successful.

You will learn:

  • Pre-upgrade tasks
  • Upgrade tasks and options
  • Post-upgrade tasks