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Posted Apr 20, 2010

When is the Right Time to Upgrade to SQL Server 2008?

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Determining when the right time to upgrade to a new release of technology is is not always simple.  You want to make sure you get a good return on your investment.  Sometimes migrating just does not make sense, and other times you need the value of the new features that a new release has to offer.   When is the right time to upgrade to SQL Server 2008?

In order to determine when is the right time you need to look at what SQL Server 2008 has to offer.  SQL Server 2008 has been out for some time now.   Many people have adopted it for their database platform, so it is rock solid from a stability perspective.    To decide whether SQL Server 2008 is right for your organization, you need to determine where you are going and how SQL Server 2008 can get you there.  

In this white paper there are seven different reasons identified for why you should upgrade now.  Possibly your organization needs one, or more of the new features that SQL Server 2008 has to offer. By understanding these reasons you should be able to better understand whether to upgrading or not.  Make sure, prior to finalizing your SQL Server 2008 migration decision, that you understand all the rationale behind upgrading to SQL Server 2008.

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