As a jr. SQL dev, I had never gotten the chance to use some of the redgate tools. Earlier this month I checked out SQL Search (http://bit.ly/e6JRtf
), and wow, just wow! Hopefully in the future I will get to be able to use some of their non-free stuff
Also, starting up my own company with some buddies of mine we had a need for free project collaboration/management (startup with no angel fund... just yet!). So after scoping and exploring for something that was so easy a dingo could do it (buddies are not tech savvy), I came across two sites that rock!
For coordination of tasks, schedules, events, files, etc, we started using www.hitask.com
. It is fantastic and free! Very user friendly. Never once did I have to read the help page except for a few advanced stuff recently.
For collaboration we found www.vyew.com
. Thanks to the kids at berkely on this one! Simple, awesome, and amazing whiteboard-style meeting web app. Not only can you do mic/webcam for meetings, but also import files, pics, screenshots, or webpages and doodle/write on them. Plus the awesome whiteboard and... its free.