We’ve just announced the next round on live, online training classes for the first quarter of 2019. Paul has more details about all six classes that we are offering here. I will be teaching IEPUM2017: Immersion Event on Planning and Implementing an Upgrade/Migration to SQL Server 2017 on January 29-31, 2019.
I think this is a very interesting and useful class that is especially relevant during 2019 because of the end of extended support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2, the end of mainstream support for SQL Server 2014, the release of Windows Server 2019, the upcoming release of SQL Server 2019, new processor releases from both Intel and a newly competitive AMD, and many new memory and storage-related developments that affect SQL Server. I wrote about some of these factors here.
Here is the module list:
- Module 1: Upgrade Planning
- Module 2: Hardware and Storage Selection
- Module 3: SQL Server 2017 Installation and Configuration
- Module 4: Upgrade Testing
- Module 5: Migration Planning
- Module 6: Production Migration Methods
This class is relevant for upgrade/migrations to SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017, and SQL Server 2019. I think a lot of organizations are going to be upgrading/migrating to a modern version of SQL Server during 2019-2020, and I want to teach as many people as possible how to avoid doing a “blind migration”, where they don’t do the necessary planning, analysis, and testing, and end up having poor upgrade/migration experience.
You can jump right to the registration page here. I hope to see you in this class!