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Matt Hilbert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Lost Time

For century upon century, scientists, academics and plain argumentative sods have been debating, shouting and occasionally bashing each other over the heads about one of the biggest questions the galaxy faces: what came first – the sloth or the Silmarillions? You’ve probably pondered the very same question and it’s one of the many monumental... read more

Redgate tools help bring database DevOps to Visual Studio 2017

DevOps has gained a lot of attention in recent years, but it has yet to touch database development to any great extent. Database DevOps is far from the mainstream. That could change in the SQL Server world, as new tools from Redgate bring more database development and deployment capabilities to Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017. read more

Databases are the hidden bottleneck to DevOps, says Redgate

Databases are often excluded in the drive to adopt DevOps. In the excitement of developing applications more quickly by standardising and automating the production pipeline, the harder-to-change databases are much more difficult. “It’s the secret we don’t talk about,” said Tom Austin, pre-sales engineer at Redgate, speaking at the Computing DevOps Summit. read more

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, refining the fundamentals

It is now a full 20-years since Microsoft first offered its Visual Studio software development product to the market. Still then, with a new release in 2017, the focus is very much on how the firm can provide productivity-focused refinements for the programmers who will use it to create the apps that we use... read more

Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 gets Redgate DevOps tools

Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 just got more useful for programmers thanks to newly-included DevOps tools from Redgate Software that can be easily installed along with the suite. The Redgate Data Tools, previously available only as a separate add-on for Visual Studio users, are now included by Microsoft out of the box. read more

Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017

Today during the Visual Studio launch event at Microsoft, we announced that we’ve partnered with Redgate to include Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017. Redgate Data Tools includes three components that extend DevOps practices to SQL Server and Azure SQL databases and increase your productivity while doing database development. read more

Database provisioning just got a lot easier – and a lot smarter

Today, we released our long awaited database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, which allows copies of SQL Server databases and backups to be created in seconds, using only around 40MB of disk space per instance. The release resolves two big concerns DBAs face, and completes the suite of Redgate tools that enable true Database DevOps. read more

Redgate Software introduces new database provisioning tool

Redgate Software has released a new database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, which allows copies of SQL Server databases and backups to be created in seconds, using only about 40MB of disk space per instance. According to the vendor, the release aims to resolve two key concerns that DBAs face. read more