FAQ

What is Simple Talk?

Simple Talk specializes in producing interesting and original technical information about the development and administration of corporate IT applications, tools and services, using Microsoft’s leading technologies and any other technologies that are of interest. Our aim is to educate and inform technical people, and help keep them up-to-date with their spheres of work, and be aware of advances in relevant technologies.

Why has the Simple Talk site moved?

As you may have noticed, we’ve made a change to the location of the Simple Talk website, and have moved it to be part of a wider community hub.
We’ve been running Simple Talk here at Redgate since 2005, and have built up a wealth of general technical content that aims to communicate complex ideas clearly and simply. We want to continue to build on this content as a technical education resource, and to additionally extend to users of Redgate products the same wealth and quality of content to help them get the best out of their work with Redgate tools. We’ve chosen to create a new hub that links Simple Talk together with these other resources, which include a forum for users of Redgate’s tools, and a learning center showing how to solve common IT problems. Each of these resources will be separate, but easily accessible in one place with a single ID, so we can provide the best to both our Simple-Talk readers and Red Gate customers.

What does this move mean for the Simple Talk content?

You won’t see any change to the type of content we publish. As always, we will strive to produce highly technical, quality content that addresses the technical issues faced by our readers.

How do I log in?

We want to cut out all unnecessary sign-ins so we have decided to aim for just one. The first time you log in you’ll be asked to use your Redgate ID, or create one if you don’t have one already. If the email address matches your existing account, we’ll link the Redgate ID and the account – you’ll use the Redgate ID to log in from now on. If they don’t match, we’ll set up a new account for you, or you can match your account manually.
If you’re not already opted in to emails from Redgate, you won’t start receiving them now – RGID is just used as an authentication method for your account.
If you use two different addresses, any emails you receive will continue to go to the address you originally signed up with, unless you change it on your account page.

What about email newsletters?

If you currently receive newsletters from us, you will continue to do so, and these will still come from the same newsletter@simple-talk.com address. If you need to update your subscriptions, you can either log in to your account or click one of the links at the top or bottom of every newsletter.

How do I leave a comment?

You can leave a comment at the end of an article. If you’re not already logged in to Simple Talk, you can also log in to comment with Twitter, Facebook, Disqus or Google.

Can I receive notifications for replies to my comments?

Yes – just click the “Subscribe” icon underneath the comments field, and any further comments will send a notification to the email address associated with your login details. You can also unsubscribe from here, or from within the emails.

Why isn’t my comment appearing?

It’s probably gone into our moderation system. You might have used a saltier word than we’re keen on, or advertised medication for gentlemanly complaints. If there’s technical content in there, we’ll put it on the site just as soon as we’ve looked it over.

Can I write for Simple Talk?

We are always on the lookout for new authors to write for Simple Talk. Find out more here.

How can I give feedback on the site?

We always love to receive feedback from our readers, if you’d like to get in touch with us, email team@simple-talk.com.