Ok so maybe this top 3 list of SQL Server websites for DBAs are just mine, but maybe these should be yours too. Right?
- Microsoft SQL Server downloads – Get the free editions of SQL Server developer , SQL Server express or Azure SQL database. SQL Server 2019 on-premises editions are now available. Also additional tools and connections can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.
- Microsoft SQL Server Versions – Ultimate list of SQL Server service packs, cumulative updates and SQL Server builds for all SQL Server versions. In their words ‘This unofficial build chart lists all of the known Service Packs (SP), Cumulative Updates (CU), patches, hotfixes and other builds of MS SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005, 2000, 7.0, 6.5 and 6.0 that have been released.’
- Microsoft SQL Server Utilities and Tools – Monster list of 270+ SQL Server goodies both free and commercial from Konstantin Tarano. In their words ‘Useful free and paid Microsoft SQL Server utilities and tools – complete list of 278 SQL Server Utilities’
Bonus is that all three SQL Server websites have links directly to download(s) and/or documentation.
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