In the assessment, you will inventory SQL Server instances, document hardware specifications, operating system, software, disk space, what SQL Server functionality is being used, extended stored procedures, custom dlls., what other applications are on the box, and downstream dependencies.After you have an inventory, you will then continue to run Best Practices Analyzer if exists for your current version of SQL Server.By scanning for best practices, you avoid upgrading bad practices.If bad or questionable practices exist, you should address them before the upgrade, moving the fixes through test and into production.Unless you have a personal instance, most real-world SQL Server environments can be complex to upgrade.If you are having a tough time getting planning time, send your manager a copy of the 429 page SQL Server Technical Upgrade Guide to review.(I am not, however, expecting other companies like Oracle to be excited about sharing the same details. Second, the updated privacy statement states that usage information is collected by default.In some cases, such as during the installation process, the collection is not something you can disable.
Another good reading I had was Seabastian’s blog post on MSDN “How to install or upgrade SAP Systems to SQL Server 2016“.
Microsoft introduced a CDC related fix in below mentioned releases (see section, affected releases): KB 3030352.
As part of the fix, a new column was introduced to the change tables to correctly order the operations within the change table.
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