We are delighted to announce the availability of a migration cookbook for the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12)! The cookbook describes various approaches you can use to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12). The cookbook can be viewed and downloaded here.

This latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12) brings near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility, even more Premium performance and marks the first step in delivering the next generation of the SQL Database service. Improved T-SQL compatibility with SQL Server 2014 makes it easier to migrate most on-premises databases to the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12) using tools that you already use today (e.g. SQL Server Management Studio) with a single-click. The cookbook has details on using these updated tools and other approaches based on the features you use in your on-premises database.

In order to use the recipes in the migration cookbook, please make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the latest tools from the links below:

SQL Server Management Studio 2014 Cumulative Update 5

SQL Server Database Tooling Preview for the latest Azure SQL Database Update V12

SQL Database Migration Wizard

Download the migration cookbook and updated tools today and let us know what you think!

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