A selection of development tools for database and data warehouse work.  I have tried to indicate where uac elevation is required to install them.

SQL Server

Analysis Services

  • Dax Studio essential for analysing DAX queries   (uac)
  • BISM Normalizer   Visual Studio extension.  Schema compare and merge for SSAS Tabular models. Rationalises the JSON hell. (no uac)
  • Tabular editor  will appear as a menu in PowerBI.  More useful for overcoming limitations of PowerBI than for tabular models designed in VS. (uac)


  • Greenshot. Screen capture with annotation and obfuscationfeatures.  (no uac – normally)