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Should I upgrade to SQL Server 2017?

Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

You should consider SQL Server 2017 if…
(Remember, there are no more Service Packs, just Cumulative Updates.) You want easier future upgrades – because starting with 2017, you can have a Distributed Availability Group with different versions of SQL Server in it.

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In this way, is SQL Server 2017 stable?

Yes, SQL Server 2017 is stable. But don't take my word for it, go try it for yourself. SQL Server 2017 Developer edition is free. Install and see for yourself it is stable enough for your needs.

Additionally, is SQL Server still relevant? Absolutely, SQL Server is extremely popular. I can also tell you that there is a really large lack of talented folks in the DBA/SQL Dev job market right now, so its a boon for job seekers. Many of the skills you will pick will be transferable from platform to platform.

In this regard, can you restore a SQL 2008 database to SQL 2017?

More Information. When it restores the SQLServer 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 database backup to SQL Server 2016 or 2017, SQL Server has toupgrade the internal version of the databases. One of the version upgrade steps was optimized to shorten the upgrade time.

What version is SQL Server 2017?

SQL Server 2017 cumulative update (CU) builds

Cumulative update name SQL Server product version Release date
CU7 14.0.3026.27 May 23, 2018
CU6 14.0.3025.34 April 17, 2018
CU5 14.0.3023.8 March 20, 2018
CU4 14.0.3022.28 February 20, 2018

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