Free Tools & Resources

All of the below scripts, applications, and websites are free to use when developing, testing, maintaining, and using SQL Server Express. Using them helps keep underlying database expenses to a minimum and many are an opportunity to support open source software.



SSMS Plugins


Name Type Author
Is It SQL? Monitoring Bill Graziano
DBFit Testing Yavor Nikolov
SchemaZen Scripting Seth Reno
DLM Dashboard Devops RedGate
SQL Fiddle Testing/Sharing Jake Feasel
SQL Job Manager Admin Idera
SQL Code Analyzer Development Manduka
mssql-scripter Scripting Microsoft
DBA Tools Powershell Scripts Admin DBA Tools Team
Flyway Migrations Axel Fontaine
Paste The Plan Tuning/Sharing Brent Ozar Unlimited