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Scalability Experts Announces SQL Server Upgrade Assistant to Support SQL Server 2008™

Dallas, TX, January 10, 2008 --( Scalability Experts announced today its plans to release a new version of the SQL Server Upgrade Assistant that will provide support for the upcoming release of SQL Server™ 2008. The release is targeted to be available from their website by the end of February.

The SQL Server Upgrade Assistant originally was made available in conjunction with Microsoft’s release of SQL Server 2005™. The SQL Server Upgrade Assistant combines tools and intellectual property that are part of a Microsoft internal tool suite called SQL Database Upgrade Test Tool (SQLDUTT). In a licensing and distribution agreement with Microsoft, Scalability Experts made SSUA available as a free download from their website. Today’s announcement by Scalability Expert signifies an extension of this agreement resulting in a new release of the tool to support the upcoming release of Microsoft SQL Server™.

“The SQL Server Upgrade Assistant is a vital tool in helping SQL Server™ customers observe and compare their database applications on their current platforms as well as new versions of the Microsoft database platform,” commented Raj Gill, Chief Technology Officer of Scalability Experts, Inc. “This new version of the upgrade assistant will expand support for all supported in place upgrade paths to SQL Server 2008™.”

The original release of the SQL Server Upgrade Assistant, available for download at Scalability Experts website at, included application compatibility logic derived from a research and development project and approximately 360 ISV labs conducted by Scalability Experts for Microsoft around the release of SQL Server 2005™. Scalability Experts was chosen to execute similar work for the release of SQL Server 2008 and will be updating the upgrade assistant with relevant knowledge gathered as a part of this work.

In conjunction with this announcement, Scalability Experts has released information via its SQL Server 2008 Application Compatibility Blog and Podcast series which can be found at or directly at iTunes or Zune.

Scalability Experts is a consulting, training, and software development company focused solely on Microsoft SQL Server™. A Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, Scalability Experts is recognized in the industry as a world leading practitioner in advanced SQL Server™ technologies and has received Microsoft's Global Excellence Award for Advanced Infrastructure in 2005. Scalability Experts recently won Partner of the Year for Data Management Solutions for Database Infrastructure at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.


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