Free Tools for the Data Platform Professional

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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