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SQL Monitor’s data repository

As one of the developers of SQL Monitor, I often get requests passed on by our support people from customers who are looking to dip into SQL Monitor’s own data repository, in order to pull out bits of information that they’re interested in. Since there’s clearly interest out there in playing around directly with the [...]
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SQL Monitor 3.1 released

We’ve just released SQL Monitor 3.1 – here’s a look at the new features and how we developed them… Next we would like ‘Next’… For version 3 of SQL Monitor we used UserVoice so people could tell us what they wanted to see in the next version of SQLMonitor. The most requested feature was to [...]
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Win a trip into space

Red Gate Software has teamed up with Space Adventures to offer one lucky DBA a ticket into space. Complete our video quiz, and you could be the winner. Aside from the grand prize, there’s a discount on Red Gate tools available for anyone who enters, rewards for the finalists, and a free eBook for everyone [...]
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SQL in the City – London

On July 15th is Red Gate’s SQL in the City, ‘an awesome day of SQL Server training the Red Gate way.’ That is, served with a healthy dose of hot sauce and washed down with Ingeniously Pale Ale. There are presentations by Grant Fritchey, Brad McGehee, Steve Jones, Buck Woody, Mladen Prajdić, Jonathan Allen, Neil [...]
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SQL Bits 8

Some of our team are heading over to SQL Bits in Brighton, so please come to the Red Gate stand to talk to us about all things SQL Monitoring! We’re interested to discuss what you need from a monitoring tool and you can give us your feedback on SQL Monitor 2.2. There’ll also be prize [...]
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Best practices clinic

If you were the DBA for the SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-talk.com databases, what changes would you make? There is an interesting experiment happening over at SQLServerCentral.com. The databases for SSC and Simple-talk.com can be monitored by anyone (SQL Monitor was installed and the interface made public at monitor.red-gate.com). So you’re invited to take a look at [...]
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Incident on SSC

A couple of weeks ago I came into work as per usual, sat down at my desk, and after logging on to my workstation noticed an odd conversation occurring on Twitter. Two people I follow, Paul White (@SQL_Kiwi) and Dave Dustin (@venzann), were discussing Red Gate’s publically available installation of SQL Monitor in relation to a [...]
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Maintenance windows and SSRS reports

The latest SQL Monitor 2.2 release has a new feature called Maintenance windows. This allows you to define a period when you wish to temporarily stop SQL Monitor from raising alerts and apply this to all or some machines. In the example above, our cheeringly named death machine is set to suspend alerting for one [...]
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Far away from your desk

I’m sure at some time we have all had aspirations to do our SQL Monitoring from the comfort of… well, horseback (although my ‘ranch’ is more of a backyard really, not much room to swing a cat let alone swing, or ride, a horse) Or, we’ve wished we could escape the office and keep an [...]
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iPad + SQL Monitor winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 30 iPads with SQL Monitor that Brent Ozar, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones decided and announced today. We hope you have a better life/work balance as a result and that you’ll “relax and get out more… stop worrying about what your server’s doing, and start being present with your [...]
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