19 April 2016

19 April 2016

Why you have to do your own competitor comparison

People evaluating our software often ask us to send them an analysis document showing how we stack up against our competitors. It’s a very reasonable request, but because it’s one I always turn down I thought it would be worth sharing why I don’t think they’re meaningful. They’re selective During elections, politicians spend a... Read more

5 April 2016

5 April 2016

SQL Monitor v5.1 – is it a big deal?

The simple answer is yes, yes, and, um … yes! While on the surface it may look like nothing much has changed in v5.1 of SQL Monitor, in reality we’ve completely overhauled the core engine to make it more scalable, stable, and smarter. The latest version is the culmination of all the minor releases... Read more

27 January 2016

27 January 2016

Octopus Deploy and ReadyRoll in under 5 minutes

When it comes to deploying SQL Server databases, Octopus Deploy and ReadyRoll make a great team. And with our new plugin you can get set up in record time! You can use Octopus Deploy Step Templates to provide a user interface for common tasks. We’ve created a ReadyRoll step template you can drop into... Read more

15 December 2015

15 December 2015

Not all feedback is good feedback

There is no doubt about it: feedback is essential fuel for designers. When we become blinkered towards the work we’re doing, it can help us get another perspective. When we’ve run out of ideas, it can help us explore new directions. Given the potential benefits, it’s well worth spending a bit of time designing... Read more

7 December 2015

7 December 2015

Smaller software releases are big news too

This has been a good year for Redgate customers. Major software releases of SQL Prompt, SQL Compare, SQL Monitor, and SQL Source Control have introduced new features, added support for the latest versions of SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio, and made them even easier and more intuitive to use. SQL Monitor v5,... Read more

16 November 2015

16 November 2015

Infographics: communications on steroids

I am eager to share with you some of the challenges my team faced in the last few months and how infographics helped us to solve them, optimize our internal communications, and ultimately increase our productivity. My name is Andrea Angella and I am a Software Engineer in the SQL Monitor team in Redgate Software. It’s... Read more