Friends of Red Gate

What is the Friend of Red Gate program?

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The Friends of Red Gate program is aimed at active and influential community members (such as popular blog writers and community site owners) as well as SQL, .NET, and ALM MVPs who are experts in their respective fields and active in the community. They have clear ideas and opinions about the technologies they work with, and know Red Gate and our products.

Why did we start the program?

At Red Gate, we think our relationship with the technical community is incredibly important, so we created the Friends of Red Gate program to show our respect for valued and prominent members of the communities we work closely with.

How do 'Friends' benefit from the program?

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The program allows them to use and review Red Gate's tools through the provision of NFR licenses. Through this, they become better informed about our products' capabilities, and thus more able to help others within the community whose problems could be solved by the use of our tools.

In return, we provide our Friends with regular updates on the latest Red Gate news and often ask for feedback on new products and new versions of exiting products. We also give our Friends the opportunity to speak on our behalf at events and at user group meetings, and to write articles and blog posts for us.

Want more information?

The Friends of Red Gate Program is a yearly initiative. The application process kicks off in early January. For further information, ask a Friend of Red Gate or a Red Gater to recommend you to us. If you have any other questions, you can also drop us a line at If you're in time for the application process for 2015, we'll send you our survey to fill out. If you’re not, we'll put you on the waiting list for 2016.

Snaps of some of our Friends of Red Gate and the team

Ike Ellis & Carly

Mickey Stuewe, Sebastian Meine, & Carly

Friends of Red Gate and the team having dinnner at PASS 2014

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