15 September 2014
15 September 2014

Survey: Using Product Accounts

0
0
Just a quick request from Red to help us by participating in a survey! At Red Gate we’ve set up a project team to look at improving license management for users. This should help users manage which machines they have each license on, and also help account owners with management of users. We’d like to … Read more
0
0
18 October 2012
18 October 2012

Red Gate does Byte Night 2012

0
0
On the 5th of October 2012, a team of nine plucky Red Gaters braved the howling wind and the driving rain to sleep outside. No tents or mattresses were allowed – all we took for protection were sleeping bags, groundsheets, plastic sacks and Colin’s enormous fishing umbrella (a godsend in umbrella-y disguise). Why would we … Read more
0
0
29 March 2012
29 March 2012

World Backup Day

0
0
Here at Red Gate Towers, the SQL Backup development team have been hunkered down in their shed for the last few months, with the toolbox, blowtorch and chamois leather out, upgrading SQL Backup. When we started, autumn leaves were falling. Now we’re about to finish, spring flowers are budding. If not quite a gleaming new … Read more
0
0
02 February 2012
02 February 2012

Red Gate does Burns Night 2012

0
0
Whilst we have our fair share, as a company, of native Scots, somehow none of them managed to attend Red Gate’s recent Burns Night celebration. Troublingly, this didn’t seem to trouble us. A Burns Supper should not, in theory, be hard to organise. We asked our head chef, Big Steve, if he’d put on a … Read more
0
0
27 July 2011
27 July 2011

SQL in the City London

0
0
Last Friday I was made to wake up obscenely early, which is something that I generally avoid. On this occasion, however, I was excited enough to spring out of bed when my alarm went, rather than hitting snooze three times before rousing, as is my usual routine. The reason for my uncharacteristically sprightly behaviour was … Read more
0
0
15 July 2011
15 July 2011

Technology Ventures Conference

0
0
Red Gate attended the Technology Ventures Conference (TVC), held at the Cambridge Student Union on the 8th June, and we had a great day.  The TVC is an event to showcase start-ups in the local area and to allow them to pitch for funding in the style of Dragon’s Den.  Red Gate are one of … Read more
0
0
14 July 2011
14 July 2011

Cooking up a Storm

0
0
I recently moved from Red Gate’s Finance team to The Agency, where the Marketing magic (And all the colouring in), happens. Every year each Red Gate team is given a generous budget and a free day out of the office to go and spend having fun with each other however they please.  In my four … Read more
0
0
18 October 2010
18 October 2010

11 ways to celebrate a birthday

0
0
Another year flies by and Red Gate reaches the grand old age of 11. Here’s what we got up to on our big day: At the crack of dawn we decorated the office. Cara on Reception was then wished a happy birthday by visitors to Red Gate towers for the rest of the day – … Read more
0
0
26 July 2010
26 July 2010

Living the high life at Red Gate

0
0
I think it was the moment when, 1500 metres above the fields of South Cambridge, sitting in the front cockpit of a yellow 1939 Tiger moth biplane in a flying jacket and goggles, the voice of the pilot came through my headphones to tell me “You now have control of the aircraft” that I thought … Read more
0
0
19 February 2010
19 February 2010

Finance: Friends, not foes!

0
0
After reading Phil’s blog post about his experiences of working on reception, I thought I would let everyone in on one of the other customer facing roles at Red Gate… When you think of a Credit Control team, most might imagine money-hungry (and often impolite) people, who will do nothing short of hunting people down … Read more
0
0
22 January 2010
22 January 2010

The Front line of Communication

0
0
There may be a few blog posts around on customer contact from a sales and marketing point of view, but not so many on the other points of contact a company has with their customers, which can be overlooked. Not everyone who deals with customers has a voice to talk about what they do – … Read more
0
0
30 October 2009
30 October 2009

Something Spooky at Red Gate

0
0
It’s not unusual to be sitting at your desk at Red Gate and hear a cheer erupt from a post-lunch game of foosball that has been played with the momentum of an Olympic match, or indeed, the rhythmic patter of a table tennis ball going from one opponent to the next. But the sound of … Read more
0
0
22 October 2009
22 October 2009

Marketing Day Out

0
0
Imagine waking up with the knowledge that the day ahead will be one to remember, but not being entirely sure what to expect. This was certainly the case for the Marketing team who looked forward to their day-out on 15th October 2009. Each of the teams here at Red Gate have the opportunity to take … Read more
0
0
27 July 2009
27 July 2009

Check us out…

0
0
Many of us are cautious before applying for a job, especially in an office. When I was fresh out of University, my only experience of a workplace had been the Coffee House where I’d worked as a waitress serving people their afternoon tea. I wasn’t the only one to worry that I would now find … Read more
0
0
17 July 2009
17 July 2009

CSR. Several days in the life of…

0
0
It’s not every day at work that you are serenaded by Santa Claus* playing a ukulele. It’s not every company in which you find yourself in a jester’s cap being shouted at by the Mad Hatter to swap places with the person sixteen places along from you at a huge, crazy tea party and then … Read more
0
0
24 April 2009
24 April 2009

Splash Screen Psychology

0
0
We don’t generally design splash screens for Early Access Builds. But, with our Memory Profiler coming out as an Early Access Build, one of my developers unleashed his pent-up artistic energy on the ANTS Performance Profiler splash screen in order to create a temporary splash screen for the new Memory Profiler. After some desultory scribbling … Read more
0
0
25 November 2008
25 November 2008

PASS Potpourri

0
0
Our expert team of conference-goers recently returned from PASS, and laughed in the face of jet-lag to fill us in on a varied taste of what went on during these last few non-stop days in Seattle. I’ll open to floor to the lovely Claire, who reminisces about the good times… The SQL Server Central party, complete … Read more
0
0
20 November 2008
20 November 2008

Red Gate’s first Blood Brother

0
0
Being a Community Marketeer can be a tough road some days, but I think the highlight of my career arrived in my inbox today. We like to show love for our friends … and this friend returned the passion in spades, and permanent spades at that! Rodney Landrum, you truly are Red Gate’s first blood … Read more
0
0
14 October 2008
14 October 2008

Being a gorilla rocks

0
0
And I should know… I was a g’rilla back in 2006 and it was beyond brilliant. I even got a medal for it. So when it came to 2008, I was already getting itchy elbows to become a g’rilla again. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of fur against skin, internal thermal irregularities and the … Read more
0
0