June 2013 - Richard Petty Driving Experience Summer is here and we are running full throttle. We’ve already had hundreds of entries, but the odds are still in your favor to win one of 3 Rookie Experience packages or 3 Ride Along packages from the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Charlotte Motor Speedway! You’ll be able to enjoy the ride of a lifetime and a fun party to boot on the closing Friday of the PASS 2013 Summit in our hometown of Charlotte, NC. Continue reading...
April 2013 - Conferences, Keynotes, and Community April was one of our busiest months ever here at SQL Sentry. Just about every facet of the organization is hard at work. We have a pipeline full of new R&D innovations in the works. All of our teams are growing and on-boarding new staff. Plus, it’s the spring conference onslaught.
February 2013 - Plan Explorer + SQLPerformance.com I love it when a plan comes together! In this case, I’m talking about execution plans. As you’ll see in our Product News category, we’ve been hard at work building an even stronger set of execution plan assessment features into both the Free and PRO versions of Plan Explorer. The key new feature in our February release is, in a word, "socialization". We’ve made it one-click easy to get help with your execution plan at our new Q&A website Answers.SQLPerformance.com.
Feb 13, 2013
January 2013 - Announcing Performance Advisor for Windows There are so many fun and exciting things to tell you about in this issue of the SQL Sentry eNews! First of all, please allow me to say Hi. My name is Kevin Kline, a long-time veteran of the SQL Server community. I was privileged to join the SQL Sentry team back in the summer of 2012. SQL Sentry has some of the most powerful and useful tools on the market today and I'm really happy to be able to contribute to the next generation of even better tools and services. Continue reading...
Jan 15, 2013
SQL Sentry Launches Version 7.2 We recently showcased our latest release, SQL Sentry version 7.2, at SQLConnections in Las Vegas and the PASS Community Summit 2012 in Seattle. Both were great conferences and we always appreciate the opportunity to meet personally with the SQL Server community. Here is a summary of the new features and enhancements in v7.2.
SQL Sentry Version 6.2, Plan Explorer, and SQLskills We recently showcased our latest release, SQL Sentry version 6.2, at SQLBits 9 in Liverpool and the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle. We continue to receive accolades for not only developing SQL Sentry Plan Explorer, but also for making it available to the community for FREE. And, if you've not had the opportunity to attend SQLskills Immersion Training, do whatever you need to in order to make that happen in 2012.
SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Beta and Aaron Bertrand Joins the Team We recently published the Beta release of a new software tool that will greatly improve how you work with SQL Server Query plans. As we were building this tool, we saw how it could help the entire SQL Server community, so we are pleased to make it available for FREE! And we're proud to announce that Aaron Bertrand has joined the SQL Sentry team as Senior Consultant. Honored by Microsoft as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1997, Aaron has over 10 years of technical experience with Microsoft SQL Server.
Oct 28, 2010
SQLCruise Recap and Fall Conference Schedule SQL Sentry prides itself in being a strong supporter of educational events for the SQL Server community world-wide. We recently sent four "happy cruisers" on the inaugural sailing of SQLCruise. Check out what some of them had to say about the value of this unique venue and approach. Also, note our fall conference schedule: SQLBits 7 – The Seven Wonders of SQL, SQL Server Connections, and PASS Summit 2010. If you attend any of these upcoming events, make sure to visit SQL Sentry's booth to see the latest version of Event Manager and Performance Advisor - the ultimate performance solution.
Aug 19, 2010
SQL Sentry Version 5.5 and SQLCruise Update SQL Sentry version 5.5 was officially released on May 21, 2010. We think you’ll be excited about many of the new features for both Performance Advisor and Event Manager, which include several of the most heavily requested enterprise features. SQL Sentry recently announced four winners of "Why I need to go on the SQLCruise" contest. The submissions were shared via the entrant’s favorite social media outlet.
Performance Advisor for Analysis Services Wins
2009 Editors’ Best Award from SQL Server Magazine On November 19, 2009, SQL Sentry Performance Advisor for Analysis Services was named the 2009 Editors’ Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product by SQL Server Magazine. We're honored to not only receive the award but to receive it within six months of the product launch. A special thanks to all that have supported the launch of Performance Advisor for Analysis Services through your insight and feedback.
Dec. 03, 2009
Still Challenged by Reporting Services? As more and more companies are deploying this functionality, there is an increase in the desire for information on how to best implement Reporting Services for their specific needs... SQL Sentry Event Manager provides complete scheduling, monitoring and notification features for SQL Server Reporting Services. This enables a DBA to view all Reporting Services events on the Event Manager calendar, monitor their impact on performance and set notifications, ensuring awareness of any issue.
Oct. 01, 2009
See SQL Sentry at SSWUG’s Ultimate Virtual Conference As a special incentive, come and visit SQL Sentry in the Exhibitor Hall, and we'll enter you into a drawing to win your choice of (1) Power Suite for SQL Server ($2,394 value) OR (1) Performance Advisor for Analysis Services ($2,994 value). The prize includes the license cost and first year annual software maintenance. Our virtual booth will have current demos available for all products and we'll be available to answer any questions.
Complete Deadlock Analysis SQL Sentry Performance Advisor provides complete details on any deadlock that occurs on your SQL Server 2005 and 2008 instances in one view with no additional configuration required! Instead of hours of research and effort assembling bits and pieces of the problem, instantly get all the details with a single click.
Mar. 17, 2009
Check out Greg's blog and our videos for what's new in SQL Sentry v7! Download Performance Advisor, Event Manager, and Fragmentation Manager together.