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From the Database Cafe - A Table with a View Susan Richards

Hard to believe I haven't posted in a year.  I really intended to make this place a priority but a new job and life changes took over.

A great deal has happened in the SQL world in the last year and I must say that I missed most of it.  I have busily been working in a purely SQL 2005 windows 2003 environment without need to upgrade.  I think this happens to many DBAs.  You learn your systems, you tune your servers, business hums along and nothing earth shattering occurs.

When a new version of the DBMS comes out there must be a compelling reason to upgrade.  In fact the time required to investigate, test, and deploy the new version is usually a deterrent to upgrade.  You don't have the time or resources to change.  These are the things that make the new release cycle for SQL difficult.  I know many companies that just recently went to 2005 from 2000.  Never mind that they ignored 2008 and that 2008 R2 wasn't even on their radar. 

I guess the question for us all is this.  How do I stay current in the DBMS version when I can't keep up with the pace of Microsoft development due to my business's requirements?   How can Microsoft understand my needs with their heads in the cloud?





Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:29 AM | Back to top

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