Windows Process Explorer

Windows Process Explorer is a free diagnostic utility developed by  Sysinternals, a Microsoft subsidiary.  It provides much more information than the standard Windows Task Manager, and can be downloaded from, or run directly from

This is part of the Sysinternals Suite of utilities including Process Monitor, etc.   These are generally for Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 and later versions.



SQLSaturday – Free Training for SQL Server Professionals

SQLSaturdays are free in-person SQL Server training events held in various locations around the world. These events are organized by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Register for an upcoming SQLSaturday event at

PASS also has webinars, podcasts, and other training available at

Update: PASS is ceasing operations as of January 15th 2021.

Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7th 2017

Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2017 on March 7th 2017. This also marks the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio. Microsoft had announced the release of Visual Studio 97 back on January 28, 1997.

Register for in-person Microsoft launch events at various locations around the world at

Online training and web sessions on March 7th and 8th can be found at