[Video] Help! SQL Server 2008 is Still Here!

Your company is ignoring the news: SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 are officially out of support as of today, but nothing’s changing at your company. You still have SQL Server 2008 in production, and you’re a little nervous. How should you approach the conversations with management? Brent Ozar will help: he’s been there too, fighting managers who want to leave an old server hiding in the corner. We’ll role play: you be the manager, and Brent will show his techniques for convincing management to take the plunge and move to a newer SQL Server version.

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  • I practiced on my dog first, then made the case to management.

    I think the dog gets it.

    • Wise Old Men
      August 2, 2019 4:47 am

      That because dogs are usually smarter than management. It’s great that their man’s best friend or they’d probably be running the world.

  • 1 – License Cost (with SA) exceeds 3 year anticipated revenue (not profit)
    2 – Replacement, Cloud-based, NoSQL application will be ready “soon”
    3 – License Cost
    4 – No developer resources for regression prior to upgrade
    5 – License Cost
    6 – License Cost
    By the way, did I mention the license cost 🙂


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