Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 now available

The new Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 from our partner Scalability Experts is now available to download and use. It is a free web-downloadable tool.  It performs application compatibility testing and detects potential functional and performance issues that may impact a database upgrade from an earlier version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2) to SQL Server 2012. Comparing to the early version of Upgrade Assistant tool, it significantly enhances replay scalability and performance by building on top of SQL Server 2012 Distributed Replay (D-Replay) feature. In addition, this version provides a user-friendly configuration interface as well as enhanced reporting and analysis features.

Report Highlights

· Statistic Info: Summary info in the report provides user an intuitive knowledge of the playback success rate and performance diff between Baseline Server & Test Server

· Enhanced filter capability: Filter & error category enable user to narrow down the playback resultset and improve analysis efficiency

· View events: Locate the same event sequence to allow user to do 1:1 comparison and analysis.


Resource Link

Tool Download link: http://www.scalabilityexperts.com/tools/downloads.html

Tool Wiki page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/sql-server-upgrade-assistant-tool-for-denali.aspx

Feedback to the product development teams via http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver

Ask questions about this tool or upgrades in general at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlsetupandupgrade/threads