Our community

Community software

The basic element of community is community (aka Free) software and ApexSQL offers one of the most comprehensive set of Free SQL tools anywhere. Take a look, download and pass them around. Why not - they are Free!

We offer FREE community editions of our most popular products that include full Windows SQL Azure Database and SQL Server Express support

Get a FREE Single Server instance license of ApexSQL Monitor. Click here to learn more

Community leaders

FREE tools for SQL MVPs

ApexSQL recognizes Microsoft MVPs of all types including SQL Server MVPs, and SQL community leaders, bloggers, etc aka VIPs with Free licenses of ALL of our tools. If you are or have ever been an MVP and/or are currently actively contributing to the SQL Server community, let us know! Learn more

Community service

The SQL Shack is ApexSQL's community content website with articles on various SQL Server related topics like auditing, backup and recovery, performance tuning, and more. There is no registration required on the website. Advertising and sponsored content is very unobtrusive. We welcome you to come visit our humble little shack!

Community collaboration

Let's work together

We are hiring writers for our new SQL Server blog, the SQL Shack. Learn more

We are looking for SQL Server bloggers to write articles about our products. Learn more

We are also looking for Whitepaper authors. Learn more

Community events

ApexSQL sponsors SQLSaturdays


If you are looking for sponsors for your SQLSaturday, give us a shout!


Find our raffle box at one of the events (see below) and get a chance to win a FREE NFR license to ApexSQL Universal

Upcoming events

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