Monday, August 15, 2016

SQLArtBits: Free Online SQL Services

Three years ago, back in 2013, I founded the "SQLArtBits" community initiative.

Under the SQLArtBits initiative we develop simple yet powerful data tools for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. The majority of our tools mainly interact with SQL Server, thus providing a richer user experience and enabling the user to get the most out of the world's more powerful data platform.

Since 2013 we have developed 6 free tools for SQL Server and 2 enterprise tools which however have also Community Editions which are free.

Free Tools

Enterprise Tools
You, our fellow SQL Server community members embraced my efforts and supported my work by downloading my software tools along with providing valuable feedback.

That's why, now, we are further expanding this initiative by also including free online SQL Server services! These services are all free and provide useful information about different SQL Server topics on a demand-basis. 

Currently there are three online SQL services available:

SQL Server Supported Operating Systems, takes as user input a version of SQL Server and returns the supported Operating Systems for the specific SQL Server version.

SQLArtBits Free Online SQL Server Services
Free Service: SQL Server Supported Operating Systems

SQL Server Latest Service Pack Info, takes as user input a version of SQL Server and provides info about its latest service pack along with download links and more.

SQLArtBits Free Online SQL Server Services
Free Service: SQL Server Latest Service Pack Info

SQL Server Backward Compatibility Checker, takes as user input a version of SQL Server and returns the SQL Server versions that are backward compatible!

More free online SQL Server services will be keep on constantly added, thus making Artemiou Data Tools not only your main SQL Server tools hub, but also your hub of online SQL Server services!

Thank you for your support! 

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Reference: The SQL Server and .NET Hub (

[Updated: 2016-12-06]

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DBA Security Advisor for SQL Server by SQLArtBits
DBA Security Advisor was developed by SQLArtBits. The tool was being carefully developed for an entire year and it contains comprehensive security checks and recommendations based on proven SQL Server security best practices. Feel free to download and use the Community Edition which is free and if you find it useful, you can consider upgrading to the Enterprise Edition!

Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

Author & Editor

Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

Reference: The SQL Server and .NET Hub (