Category Archives: Upgrade

How to upgrade SQL Server? Step by Step Guide – Screen Shots

Microsoft has planned to come up with new version of SQL Server on every 3-5 years time frame. The current release of SQL Server is SQL Server 2012. Upgrading a SQL Server is critical activity which a DBA has perform to continue to get Microsoft support. This weekend, I was performing a SQL Server upgrade [...]

What DBA should do after SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and CU1 patch release?

Microsoft has recently released some patches and Service Packs for SQL Server. Lets see what are these. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – This service pack contains the cumulative updates of SQL Server 2008 R2 cumulative update packages 1 to 6. Once you installed SQL Server R2 Service pack 1, your version [...]

How much a SQL Server 2008 R2 License Cost ?

SQL Server Licensing is depends on which edition your are buying and under which licensing scheme your are buying. Microsoft do have special rate for special customers, but actual pricing you need to contact your Account Manager / Sales representative only. But in general, here is the standard rate card for SQL Server 2008 R2 [...]

SQL Server 2012, Denali CTP3 has been been released

Today SQL Server Serve Team has released  and it’s now available for download. Download SQL Server "Denali" CTP3. Release notes are also available at Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named "Denali" CTP3 Release Notes Microsoft SQL Server Denali, CTP3 requires, download manager to download Note : Please wait while the Download Manager begins your download. If you [...]

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (CTP) Available

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 CTP(Customer Technology Preview) is available now for testing. Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 includes product improvements based on requests from the SQL Server community, and hot fixes solutions provided in SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Cumulative Update 1 to 6. Some of the major Key [...]

Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2

Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 has been released on Apr-18-2011.  Cumulative Update 7 contains a roll-up of hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2. After the installing this CU#7 SQL Server version will be upgraded to 10.50.1777.0 Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 can [...]

What is SQL Server Feature Pack ?

What is SQL Server Feature Pack ? The Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server. It includes: Latest versions of redistributable components for SQL Server Latest versions of add-on providers for SQL Server Latest versions of backward compatibility components for SQL Server What are the latest [...]