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Redgate Software’s new data privacy approach endorsed with major awards

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 15 January 2019 – As the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, Redgate Software constantly updates and develops its software further to keep pace with changes in technology and market conditions. Two years ago, it embarked on an initiative to help customers comply with increasingly stringent data privacy regulations, and its efforts in developing its new SQL Provision solution have been recognized with two major awards.

Redgate launches first extension for SQL Operations Studio

Cambridge UK, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - The latest Public Preview release of SQL Operations Studio, the first cross-platform database development tool from Microsoft, has been enhanced with an extension from Redgate Software. Already known as the leading Microsoft tools vendor, Redgate has further developed its hugely popular and free SQL Search tool to integrate with and plug into SQL Operations Studio.                

Redgate enhances DevOps offering with major SQL Server monitoring upgrade

Cambridge UK, Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - Redgate Software, the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, has taken another step forward in its quest to make database DevOps easier to adopt. Its proactive monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now fully integrates with the deployment tools in Redgate’s portfolio, to provide an at-a-glance view of exactly what change was deployed and when.

Alongside significant improvements in the way the tool manages large environments, and the performance diagnostics it delivers, it makes the tool an extremely powerful monitoring solution for any SQL Server estate of any size.

Zylpha Launches New Document Bundling Integration For Peppermint’s Latest CX 2018 System

Leading legal document bundling software innovator Zylpha has developed an integration for Peppermint Technology’s latest CX 2018 system. The development is a product of a long successful partnership with Peppermint, the provider of widely acclaimed cloud based legal software for UK law firms.

Perforce Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio Provides Tighter Integration for Developers

Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 2, 2017 - Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced that it has released the latest version of its Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio (P4VS). This version includes major usability enhancements that take advantage of Microsoft’s new extensibility hooks for source control providers to offer users tighter integration in their IDE. P4VS 2017.2, the second Perforce release for Visual Studio 2017 this year, makes it even easier for developers on Helix Core to connect their repositories in Visual Studio.

Technological Excellence Through Leadership and Core Values

Technological excellence through leadership and core values is the goal of any organization that hopes to be successful. So, it is no surprise that some of America’s tech firms are not only leading the way in life altering innovation but they are blazing news trail in organizational leadership. From thought leadership to cultural leadership these organizations are changing how the world views everything. But the question is, “How do tech organizations achieve excellence through leadership?

Apple changed how we view phones. Facebook changed how we socialize. Amazon changed how we shop. Microsoft changed how we use computers. Oracle changed how we network. IBM changed how we compute. Google changed how we find information.

Quoting IT: Government Should Report Not Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call. They need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world. We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits."

- Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack, The Official Microsoft Blog, May 14, 2017.

96% of Public Sector Office 365 Deployments have no backup solution in place

While most Councils and Government Departments have stringent backup procedures in place, the majority (96%) have no method or procedure to backup their Microsoft Office 365 Deployment, according to a recent FOI request from Cloud to Cloud Backup specialists UK Backup.

Freedom of Information Requests were sent to all of the listed Public Sector users of Microsoft Office 365; with a high proportion of responses. Managing Director of UK Backup, James Chillman, says that a frightening 96% have no procedure in place for protecting their email environment.

Microsoft and Garbage Collection

The .NET developer doesn’t usually have to understand how the Microsoft “Garbage Collector” (GC) works to build an app, but occasionally a situation arises where understanding garbage collection in the context of app development is beneficial. Garbage collection in Microsoft’s .NET development framework is an automatic process that frees up memory that an application no longer needs.

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots will top agenda at Apps World London 2016 as Facebook, Microsoft, Pinterest and Uber join line up

New conference format for 2016, featuring first-ever ‘Bot World’ and former Queen guitarist Brian May

London, 15 September 2016. Chatbots – the next big thing in the mobile phone apps space – will be discussed by some of the industry’s top players for the first-time at the upcoming Apps World London 2016, bringing together the world’s biggest brands, start-ups and developers to discuss the future of multi-platform applications.