Helen Joyce

Helen has been a software tester at Red Gate since 2001. She has been involved in the development of applications from the design stage to release, and has worked on nearly all of the products in the current Red Gate suite. She is currently project managing the development of SQL Backup.

01 May 2007
01 May 2007

SQL Backup 5.0 has been released

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SQL Backup 5.0 is a major upgrade including a complete redesign of the user interface. What’s new in 5.0? Complete redesign of the UI including a timeline feature for monitoring past backup activity and future backup jobs Integrated support for clusters Reporting across multiple servers using a central reporting database New keywords THREADCOUNT (to get … Read more
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21 August 2006
21 August 2006

A new version of SQL Backup

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There are exciting times for Red Gate’s SQL Backup development team at the moment. We have just released a minor version (4.6) which includes support for more keywords. Specifically PAGE level restore is now supported along with the KEEP_REPLICATION keyword. If you are an existing SQL Backup user you can upgrade via Check for updates … Read more
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06 June 2006
06 June 2006

SQL Backup on 64-bit servers

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The server components of SQL Backup have now been compiled to run on 64-bit versions of SQL Server. The beta (which is feature complete) is public and can be downloaded from the Red Gate forums: http://www.red-gate.com/MessageBoard/viewforum.php?f=45. It’s also worth looking at if you have 32-bit servers too by the way, it’s the same download and install … Read more
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15 March 2006
15 March 2006

SQL Backup 4.0 and beyond

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Phew…with SQL Backup 4.1 released attention has now turned to supporting 64 bit versions of SQL Server. There is no let up and testing already underway, with a beta planned for 24th April 2006. Please email me (helen.joyce@red-gate.com) if you want to be part of the beta program and be one of the privileged few to … Read more
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07 December 2005
07 December 2005

Count down to SQL Backup 4.0 release

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We are now ‘feature complete’ and only have a few weeks until we have code lock off. The beta program has in the region of 75 customers signed up, many of which are actively posting feedback on the private forum. The comments have been encouraging. The beta testers have been carrying out some impressive tests, … Read more
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21 November 2005
21 November 2005

SQL Backup 4.0 BETA is ready!

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Phew… on November 15th an email went out to a select group of SQL Server DBA’s, Developers and other potential SQL Backup users to let them know of the SQL Backup version 4.0 beta program. The beta version is pretty much feature complete. It’s a major upgrade from version 3.2. The final release is scheduled for 16th … Read more
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