This is a great little tool that has been in beta for a long time :). I haven’t seen its release been discussed in any blogs (or at least the ones that I read).

It covers a lot of the low hanging fruit, those small little things that can creep into a DB by accident and can go unnoticed for a while.

e.g. Database File compression, file placement, configuration options, naming conventions of objects of certain types etc....

I look forward to seeing how it evolves.

You can download it from here Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 1.0