SQL Server Upgrade Recommendations and Best Practices Part 1: Upgrade Overview and Project Planning


1  Successful Project Management for Database Administrators – Jeremy Kadlec – http://www.edgewoodsolutions.com/resources/presentations.asp – November 2002 – SQL PASS 2002 Seattle Community Summit – Accessed 01.28.2003

2  SQL Server 2000 Books Online – Microsoft Corporation – Published January 2003 – Accessed 01.28.2003

3  Upgrading to SQL Server 2000 – Microsoft Corporation – http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/Upgrade_to_SQL_Server_2000.doc – Published September 2000 – Accessed 01.28.2003

About the Author – Jeremy Kadlec

Jeremy Kadlec serves as the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions. He has been building technical solutions for the last five years primarily focused on SQL Server 6.5, 7.0 and 2000. Mr. Kadlec has set and implemented a number of SQL Server standards to include Upgrades to SQL Server 2000, EMC Migrations, Unattended Installations, Hardware/Software Configurations, Disaster Recovery, Database Security, Server Maintenance and System Performance Tuning. Mr. Kadlec has been able to implement these solutions as a Project Manager and Lead DBA by standardizing a project management methodology which can be used across projects and passed on to new team members.

Edgewood Solutions

Edgewood Solutions (http://www.edgewoodsolutions.com/) is focused on enhancing the Microsoft SQL Server platform and delivering database solutions to further benefit the investments companies have already made based on this product platform. We recommend and implement processes that are often overlooked, but should be part of every database installation. We have partnered with additional companies we feel enhance the SQL Server platform to include: Lumigent, DBAssociates and Precise Software Solutions.

In addition, our employees have taken an active role in the SQL Server community. We are members of PASS and one of our employees is the Vice Chair of the PASS DBA Special Interest Group. We had the distinct opportunity to provide two presentations at the PASS Summit in Seattle, ‘Change Management for SQL Server’ and ‘Successful Project Management for Database Administrators’.

Edgewood Solutions delivers the following SQL Server services:

  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Security Strategy
  • Performance Analysis and Tuning
  • Data Modeling and Database Development
  • Database Maintenance
  • System Upgrades
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Customized Training

Learn more about how Edgewood Solutions can deliver ‘databases at their finest’ at http://www.edgewoodsolutions.com/.

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