January 2008 release of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer

January 21, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Free, Microsoft, SQL, Utilities)

Microsoft has released a new version of the SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer tool. The tool is from a Database Administrator’s (DBA) perspective and not from an architect nor developer’s perspective.

Check it out here:



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A Free Diff and Merge Utility

January 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm (Free, Utilities)

Sourcegear is offering DiffMerge for free! Kudo’s for also making it cross-platform.

The product offers diff, merge, and folder diff.

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Free File Manager

January 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm (Free, Utilities)

I’ve been using FreeCommander for a while now. It’s a nice file manager that is lightwieght and fast. It also supports two windows side-by-side and multiple tabs in each window. Pretty cool.

I highly recommend it.

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Free Database Compare

January 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm (Free, SQL, Utilities)

I recently came across an interesting looking program by StarInix called Free Database Compare 2.0. The great thing is that is support Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.

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Great utility to determine process for file/folder in use locks

May 18, 2007 at 9:46 pm (Utilities)

I recently had an issue that I couldn’t rename a folder because it was in use. I completely forgot that I had a SQL Server 2005 Express DB file in one of the subfolders.

Anyway, Unlocker is a great utility to help determine what is locking the file/folder and even kill the process if necessary.

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20 Essential Web Utilities

April 23, 2007 at 10:17 pm (Utilities)

DotNetGuts has a pretty good article listing 20 essential web utilties that should be used by web developers and web designers.


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