Free Tools for the Data Platform Professional

One thing people don’t take enough advantage of is tools, especially free tools.  There’s not much reason, or justification, for building out your own tools, when there’s a free one that is a click away.  Below is a list of free tools, with some resources about using them.  Feel free to use and share this list – if I’m missing something good, let me know in the comments.

Storage Validation/Tools

Monitoring/Troubleshooting

Auditing and compliance

Best Practices Analyzer

SQL Server Load Testing Tools

other Tools