Modern Migration Tour

Guest Author – Jason Romans

On June 25, 2019 a group gathered at the Nashville Microsoft Office for the Modern Migration Tour 2019. There was no stage diving but lots of learning took place. The session was led by Tamara Clark [  B  |  T  ]and Kerry Tyler [ B  |] who navigated through a pathway for migrating to a modern version of SQL Server. This included coverage of an overview of the migration process and a look at the tools to assist in the migration.

As SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 approach end of life this training was valuable. The marketing for the Migration Tour included images of an animated bird as well as a stuffed version that one lucky person won. The species that was chosen was the crane. As well as being a fun mascot it conjures images of the crane and how they themselves migrate. The main takeaway from this day of training was that we must have a plan in place on how we are going to migrate. We can’t just put our heads in the sand and ignore servers that are reaching end of life. Also, we are not on this journey alone – there are tools that make the process easier and support along the way. I love the SQL Server user group community because it affords the opportunity to talk to others that are going through the same process and you can learn from each other.

 Thank you so much to the sponsors of the event PASS, Microsoft,  Intel and T & K Creative Solutions Group for the food! 

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