Microsoft Releases SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v.5.0

Microsoft announced today the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.0, a family of products to further simplify the user experience in automating the migration of Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and Microsoft Access databases to SQL server or SQL Azure. Microsoft announced today v5.0 release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) family of products.  It contains a refresh of SSMA family of products for Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and Access.


What’s New in this Release?

With this wave of release, customers can now migrate to any edition of SQL Server including the free Express edition.



Migrating To:

Migrating From:

Using SSMA Tool:

SQL Server all editions
(2008 R2, 2008, 2005, “Denali”)

SQL Azure


SSMA for Sybase

(New in SSMA 5.0)


SSMA for Oracle





SSMA for Access



·         Support for migrating to SQL Server “Denali”

·         Multi-thread data migration for improved scale and performance.

·         Globalization support for migrating non-English databases to SQL Server.

·         Support for installation for SSMA Extension Pack on clustered SQL Server environments.

·         Sybase migration enhancements:

o   Support for migration to SQL Azure

o   Extended data access connectivity to Sybase ASE ADO.NET and ASE ODBC providers

o   Support for conversion of case sensitive Sybase database to case sensitive SQL Server

o   Extended support for conversion of Non-ANSI joins for DELETE and UPDATE statements

o   Removed dependency on separate SYSDB database on target SQL Server

·         Report use of Oracle’s User Defined Type in the database object and inside PL/SQL



Free Downloads:

1.       SSMA for Access v5.0

2.       SSMA for MySQL v5.0

3.       SSMA for Oracle v5.0

4.       SSMA for Sybase v5.0


Customers and partners can provide feedback or obtain free SSMA product support from Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) at



By: SSMA product support team

Comments (2)

  1. Alan Cossey says:

    SSMA for Access says it requires, "Microsoft SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) version 10.5 and above for migrating to SQL Azure. You can install SNAC from Microsoft SQL Server web site as part of SQL Server Feature Pack." However, I cannot find this anywhere. Would you please direct me to it.  I have found a SAL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack but it gives no details, as far as I can see, for how to get SNAC version 10.5.


  2. ajaykumarks says:

    Hi Alan,

    You can download the SNAC 10.5 from this location :

    x86 version –

    x64 version –



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