Released: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.3

Overview Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.3  for Oracle, MySQL, SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), DB2 and Access lets users convert database schema to Microsoft SQL Server schema, upload the schema, and migrate data to the target SQL Server (see below for supported versions). What is new in v7.3? Improved quality and conversion…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v6.0.1 is now available

Microsoft has released an update to SSMA 6.0 for Oracle, DB2, Sybase ASE, MySQL and Access. SSMA simplifies the database migration process by automating all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema conversion, SQL statement conversion and data migration. SSMA also includes migration testing to reduce the cost and risk of database migrations. Version 6.01 of SSMA includes the…

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Latest Update – Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v6.0 is now available.

SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce risk of your database migration project.    The new version of  SSMA,…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.3 is now available.

SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce risk of your database migration project.  The new version of SSMA -…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 is Now Available

Automating Database Migration to SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to…

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Announcing SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v.5.1

Automating database migration from Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, and Access database to SQL Azure and SQL Server “Denali”. Microsoft announced today the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v.5.1, a family of products to automate database migration to all edition of SQL Server (including SQL Server Express) and SQL Azure. What’s New in this Release?…

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How SSMA Estimates Manual Conversion Time

SSMA automates conversion of most statement. There are a few features and syntax which SSMA is unable to migrate. In such situation, SSMA issues a migration error and for each error, SSMA provides estimated manual conversion time. I often asked how do we come up with the time. Those manual estimation time was calculated based…

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"End of Support" announcement for SQL Server Migration Assistant v4.2 family of products (support ends on July 15th, 2012)

Microsoft would like to inform customers that support for SSMA v4.2 family of products (including SSMA Extension Packs) is going to end on July 15th 2012. Following are the products in SSMA v4.2 family of products for which this “End of Support” notice is applicable: SQL Server Migration Assistant 2005 for Access v4.2 SQL Server…

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Using SSMA Project Setting to Customize Database Migration

SSMA provides a project setting that allow you to customize how the conversion is done. This post describes the project setting options available for you as well as scenarios where you want to customize the setting.   SSMA project setting options are categorized into the following:   Project Information:  provides project name and location where…

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To Schema or Not To Schema

One of the first decisions you need to make when migrating to SQL Server is to decide whether to migrate to a schema or to a database. There may be different concept of schema between your source database product and SQL Server. Unlike Oracle, for example, schema in SQL Server is not necessarily linked to…

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