SQLCAT.Com – eBook Downloads

As of September 1, 2013 we decided to remove SQLCAT.COM site and use MSDN as the primary vehicle to post new SQL Server content. This was done to minimize reader confusion and to streamline content publication.  MSDN SQLCAT blogs already includes most SQLCAT.COM Content and will continue to be updated with more SQLCAT learnings.  You can also… Read more

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.0 just released!

Exciting news as earlier this week the SQL Server Product Group announced the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.0! A product with the goal of further simplifying the user experience in automating the migration of Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and Microsoft Access databases to SQL Server or SQL Azure. In this release, SSMA family of… Read more

Useful links for upgrading to SQL Server 2008

There is plenty of material available to help you upgrade to SQL Server 2008.  This blog is intended as a short list for the most useful guidance that I have found.   And you may have different experiences upgrading from SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 so please take the time to do proper preparation… Read more

FoxPro to SQL Server migration experience

At first I was going to write a detailed white paper about the conversion effort.  But someone has already done it.  There is a very good guide at: http://nationalcom.com/home/download/Conversion-VFP-SQLServer.pdf Since FoxPro is nearing its end of life, the company I was working with needed to convert the system to newer technology.  They chose Microsoft SQL Server… Read more