Useful Tools from the Web

These are my favourites, used for every day common jobs. This is not a complete review of them (you can find it anywhere…) but just a list with the reason why I choose them.

SQL Script Utility
(http://sqlsrvscrpt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=DBScript%20Utility)

Management Studio is an incredible management tool…but if you need to script massivly indexes it can not help you. I looked for a tool like Script Utility years ago to support a replica scenario. Sometimes the replica had to be re-initialized so the tables and their indexes (created only on the subscriber) where dropped. I needed a good and fast way to script indexes on the subscriber to re-create them after every replica re-initialize.
This tool (completely FREE from ms codeplex) was a good solution to solve this problem.

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Classic Shell
(http://www.classicshell.net)

After the upgrade to Win 8 of my pc I tried for months to work without the start button. No way!  I can not work without it.
It’s not just a link box: it’s the complete list of evertything I have installed on my pc and a fast shortcut to everything (control panel, computer management, common used apps, last opened docs and so on…). Win 8.1 will re-introduce it but with different purposes (just a rapid link to start screen…).

Classic Shell for me was the final solution. Well done, fast, easy to install, no (or just a little…) configuration needed. A great tool for a simple but important job. And it’s FREE.

Note: If you want you can customize the start button  with custom logos or skins. My suggestion is http://www.enkeria.se/download/ClassicShell/Classic_Shell_Buttons_by_Enkeria.zip . It’s a good download to have a mswin-like logo (from release 4 Ms Win logo is not available any more in the product) and other funny alternatives.

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Fermamente convinto che "I predatori dell'Arca Perduta" sia uno dei migliori film della storia del cinema, vive e passa il suo tempo in quel di Milano. Adora i film commercialissimi, tutto ciò che è Marvel, le vecchie avventure grafiche della Lucas e le serie TV. Giocatore (nel poco tempo libero) su Pc e Playstation, con fiducia e speranza, attende dagli anni '80 l'uscita della prossima console Atari. Ha creato questo blog un po' per spirito di condivisione... è un po' per scrivere in libertà di tutto quello che gli piace. Odia leggere i lunghi profili sui blog per questo il resto lo trovate solo su Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolozaboi ------ Firmly convinced that "Riders of the Lost Ark" is one of the best movies in cinema history, he lives and spend all his time in Milan. He loves movies, everything Marvel, Lucas's old graphic adventures and TV series. Player (in leisure time) on PC and Playstation, with confidence and hope, expects the release of the next Atari console from the 1980's. He created this blog (maybe...) for sharing spirit ... or simply to write free about anything he loves. He hates reading long profiles on blogs so all the rest is on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolozaboi

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