I am very pleased to see that version 5.0 of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) was released on April 28th, 2011. This release will reduce the time to do a migration significantly. Some of the new features include:
If you are running your ISV offering on MySQL, Sybase or Oracle, you may wish to try a migration on a test system without any software costs. This is happening more and more often. Welly Lee, from the SSMA group, tells me that SSMA downloads are regularly exceeding 100K downloads/month.
Downloads are available below:
For free SSMA product support just email firstname.lastname@example.org (they often respond in just a few hours).