We’ve completely revamped our Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Resource Center. Find links to all our related white papers and Microsoft resources to help you with the SQL Server upsizing process, from deciding why and which Microsoft Access databases to upsize, the different options, and using SQL Server Express.
We have several new and updated resources:
- Microsoft SQL Server Express: Version Comparison Matrix and Free Downloads
For the first time, all the different versions of SQL Server Express from 2005 to 2014 are shown, compared, and referenced with download links. This content required extensive research to document the details of which operating system each SQL Server version supports. Just because Microsoft web pages list the versions they support doesn’t necessarily mean it works when you actually try to install it.
- Automating the Backup of Your Microsoft SQL Server Express Databases
If you’re using SQL Server Express, you still need to create backups of the database. Here’s how to automate it.
- When and How to Upsize Microsoft Access Databases to SQL Server
The original version of this was written for Microsoft when they selected us for a joint national campaign a decade ago to promote Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing. We’ve updated it to better explain why and why not people should upsize their Access databases and an overview of what the options are and what to do.
Hope this helps!