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SharePoint 2013: Things to Take into Account when Determining the Version of SQL Server to be Used

SharePoint 2013
Still hesitating between SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and 2012 for your coming SharePoint 2013 deployment? The rule-of-thumb is simple: If you need one of the following feature, go for SQL 2012 , otherwise, you can still delay the leap:

In a nutshell, if the SharePoint 2013 you’re planning is BI-oriented, you’ll definitely have to go for SQL Server 2012 with SP1.

Obviously, even if the SharePoint infrastructure is debuting with SQL 2008 R2 SP1, nothing prevents its upgrade to 2012 later in its life-cycle.

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