We’ve collected a set of articles and resources to help you evaluate a move to SQL Server 2008 R2, plan and execute your migration of existing services, and manage the database engine. But lest we get ahead of ourselves, you could still be deciding whether an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 is the right move for your organization. So we’ve also put together a set of articles and resources to help you understand the capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2, including a free eBook from Microsoft Press.
For a limited time, you can download the 10-chapter eBook Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. And be sure to read eWeek‘s review of SQL Server 2008 R2 to learn about the enhancements and new management capabilities.
There are many potential scenarios you may encounter during an upgrade where you’ll want to migrate a SQL Server installation. The TechNet Library article “Migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2” describes the migration process and provides how-to information on migrating specific services.