Azure

Portal
https://portal.azure.com

Azure Migration Center
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/migration/

Azure Migration White Paper
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/choosing-your-database-migration-path-to-azure/


Supported Version & Edition Upgrades

2017
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/install-windows/supported-version-and-edition-upgrades-2017

2016
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/install-windows/supported-version-and-edition-upgrades

2014
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393(v=sql.120).aspx

2012
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393(v=sql.110).aspx


Supported Features

2017
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/editions-and-components-of-sql-server-2017

2016
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/sql/sql-server/editions-and-components-of-sql-server-2016

2014
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(v=sql.120).aspx

2012
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(v=sql.110).aspx

2008-R2
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc645993(v=sql.105).aspx

2008
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(v=sql.100).aspx


Build Versions

https://sqlserverbuilds.blogspot.co.uk/

https://sqlserverupdates.com/


Anti-Virus Exclusions

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/309422/choosing-antivirus-software-for-computers-that-run-sql-server


Test Databases

AdventureWorks
https://github.com/Microsoft/sql-server-samples/releases/tag/adventureworks

Stack Overflow
https://archive.org/details/stackexchange

Wide World Importers
https://github.com/Microsoft/sql-server-samples/tree/master/samples/databases/wide-world-importers


Tools

Statistics Parser
http://statisticsparser.com/

Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Solution
https://ola.hallengren.com/

sp_whoisactive
http://whoisactive.com/

SP_Blitz & First Responder Kit
http://public.brentozar.com/FirstResponderKit.zip

Glen Berry’s Diagnostic Scripts
https://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/glenn/category/dmv-queries/

Max the CPU!
https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2018/09/one-hundred-percent-cpu/


Blogs & Forums

SQL Server Central
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/

SQL Skills
http://sqlskills.com

Brent Ozar
https://www.brentozar.com/blog/

StackExchange
https://dba.stackexchange.com/

SQLBlog
http://www.sqlblog.com/

Red-Gate Simple Talk
https://www.red-gate.com/simple-talk/sql/

Thomas LaRock
https://thomaslarock.com/blog/

Grumpy Old DBA
https://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/

Kendra Little
https://littlekendra.com/

SQL Times
https://sqltimes.wordpress.com/

GroupBy
https://groupby.org/

SQL Undercover
https://sqlundercover.com/


Podcasts & Videos

Brent Ozar’s Office Hours
https://www.brentozar.com/office-hours-podcast/

GroupBy
https://groupby.org/watch-past-sessions/

Away From The Keyboard
http://awayfromthekeyboard.com/

Channel9
https://channel9.msdn.com/