Happy Friday! Need something to get you through your work day? Here's our top SQL Server articles from across the net that we think you'll enjoy!
In this informative article by Jayleen Heft, you'll find five different and free SQL Server tools that help boost your day-to-day productivity, along with tools that help increase database performance and optimization.
Blair Greenwood (@blair_greenwood) covers news emerging from Microsoft's Build developer conference, and also explains newly-announced SQL Server features that integrate nicely with Microsoft Azure.
In this Windows IT Pro article, Rod Trent (@rodtrent) show you how easy it is to back up older versions of SQL Server to Microsoft Azure with these step-by-step instructions.
SQL Server MVP, Denny Cherry (@mrdenny), shows you how to easily spot when it's time to create new SQL Server indexes to improve database performance.
PASS President and SQL Server MVP, Thomas LaRock (@SQLRockstar), wrote a great commentary on how strong the SQL Server community is as a whole, along with suggestions for how to get more involved.
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