Project Plan

Migrating to SQL Server 2012


SQL Server 2012 includes several groundbreaking new features, such as AlwaysOn and Power View, that customers want to take advantage of in their environments. This Project Plan walks customers through the process of planning for and migrating to SQL Server 2012, and then walks customers step-by-step through the process of implementing each of the key new features in this release.

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Planning


Welcome to SQL Server 2012
by Richard Waymire

The Case to Upgrade to SQL Server Denali
by Michael Otey

SQL Server 2012 Editions
by Michael Otey

Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Editions and Licensing
by Michael Otey

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs
by Michael Otey

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Options
by Richard Waymire

Things You Might Not Know about SQL Server 2012
by Michael Otey

SQL Server 2012’s Hardware and Software Requirements
by Michael Otey

Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services—Still Out of Sync
by William Vaughn

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Migrating


Migrating to SQL Server 2012
by Michael Otey

Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 (UAFS) and SQL Server Upgrade Advisor
by Kevin Kline

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Implementing SQL Server 2012's New Features


High Availability

SQL Server 2012 High Availability
by Michael Otey

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Availability Groups Feature
by Michael Otey

Upgrading Clusters to SQL Server 2012 When AlwaysOn Availability Groups Will Be Used
by Denny Cherry

Planning and Implementing a SQL Server Cluster
by Denny Cherry

Be Invincible with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
by: Brent Ozar

Database Mirroring for Disaster Recovery
by Robert L. Davis

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Power View

Introducing Microsoft Power View
by Tyler Chessman

Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Power View
by Tyler Chessman

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Takes on Big Data with Hadoop
by Michael Otey

What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot
by Tyler Chessman

Improve the Performance of Data Warehouse Queries with Columnstore Indexes
by Benjamin Nevarez

Master Data Services and Data Quality Services
by Michael Otey

SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse
by Derek Comingore & Mark Kromer

Dive into SQL Server 2012 EIM Tools (DQS)
by Derek Comingore & Mark Kromer

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Contained Databases

SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases
by Michael K. Campbell

Using SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases
by Michael Otey

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T-SQL

T-SQL Join Types
by: Steve Stedman

How to Use Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Window Functions, Part 1
by Itzik Ben-Gan

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 2
by Itzik Ben-Gan

SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 3
by Itzik Ben-Gan

Solving Gaps and Islands with Enhanced Window Functions
by Itzik Ben-Gan

Using the New OFFSET and FETCH NEXT Options
by Eli Leiba

Take Advantage of SQL Server 2012's Window Functionality
by D. Yitzhak

SQL Server 2012 Solutions for Median Calculation
by Itzik Ben-Gan

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Database Administration

SQL Server 2012 Keeps Your Data a Little More Secure
by Don Kiely

SQL Server 2012’s INDIRECT CHECKPOINTs
by Michael K. Campbell

SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares
by Denny Cherry

Introduction to SQL Server Data Tools
by Michael Otey

Cool New SQL Server 2012 Metadata
by Kalen Delaney

SQL Server’s Undocumented Changes
by Kalen Delaney

Using Solid State Disks in SQL Server Storage Solutions
by Denny Cherry

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SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server

Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012: Better Together
by Michael Otey

Creating a SQL Server 2012 Installation for Windows Server Core
by Michael Otey

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Development

New Features in SQL Server Data Tools
by Michael Otey

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