December last year saw the first release of the SQL Monitor v3 Early Access Program (EAP). This is a way for us to release early builds of what will become the next version of SQL Monitor, and allow people to use it and give us feedback while we’re still developing the software. The comments and suggestions from users can then directly influence the final release.
The first EAP contained a lean implementation of our new ‘Custom Metrics and Alerts’ feature. This gives users the ability to run custom T-SQL against their databases, monitor the data and receive alerts when the data breaches the defined thresholds. We wanted to get the bare bones of the feature out as soon as possible so we could begin getting feedback as we continued to work on the feature.
What’s in the next EAP?
We’ll have an improved version of the Custom metrics and alerts feature in the forthcoming EAP.
We’ve also asked for suggestions on what you’d like to see in v3 via SQL Monitor Uservoice. The most commonly requested feature has been the ability to have multiple levels of user, for example, a “’guest’ user who could review the data that was collected but not modify the settings”. So we’ve been working on this feature and it should also be in the next EAP. Again, we’re interested to hear your thoughts on it.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has given us feedback so far and we’re also grateful for everyone that enabled the automatic error and feature usage reporting which are particularly useful ways for us to receive technical feedback from the EAP without requiring effort from the user.
If you’d like to sign up to the next EAP, please email SQL Monitor and we’ll send you the details.