SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide - in depth

Microsoft has recently released the SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Whitepaper.

This technical guide takes you through the essentials for upgrading SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 R2 instances to SQL Server 2012.


SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide 
Chapter 1 Upgrade Planning and Deployment
Chapter 2 Management Tools 
Chapter 3  Relational Databases
Chapter 4 High Availability
Chapter 5 Database Security
Chapter 6 Full-Text Search
Chapter 7 Service Broker
Chapter 8 SQL Server Express
Chapter 9  SQL Server Data Tools 
Chapter 10  Transact-SQL Queries 
Chapter 11 Spatial Data
Chapter 12  XML and XQuery
Chapter 13 CLR
Chapter 14 SQL Server Management Objects
Chapter 15 Business Intelligence Tools
Chapter 16 Analysis Services
Chapter 17 Integration Services 
Chapter 18 Reporting Services
Chapter 19 Data Mining
Chapter 20 Other Microsoft Applications and Platforms
Appendix 1 Version and Edition Upgrade Paths 
Appendix 2  SQL Server 2012: Upgrade Planning Checklist

It is a must read - take a closer look to the appendix :-)

I wish you a nice day,


Torsten Schuessler