Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to get a free license for any of our SQL Server tools

As many of you know, our SQL Schema and Data comparison tools are free for SQL Server Express, our xSQL Profiler is free for a single SQL Server instance and so is our RSS Reporter, so in most cases you don’t even need a license. However, if you need a full license but do not wish to spend any money for it there is a way to do that:

If you have any questions or comments please leave them here or email at our support address.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Technical writing contest – July 2013

Working title: “All about SQL Server in 5000 words“
Prize:  $1,000 for the first place winner.
Challenge: an immense amount of information related to SQL Server is available on the public domain, so the real challenge is not finding enough material to include in your article but rather maximizing the amount of information and knowledge that you can impart to the readers in no more than 5,000 words.
Eligibility: open to all.
  • You must email us at before July 1, 2013 if you wish to participate
  • The article you write cannot have more than 5,000 words and no more than 10 images.
  • You will grant us the exclusive right to publish the article on our web sites.
  • The final article should be submitted to us before or on July 25, 2013 via email.
  • The winner will be determined based on and aggregate score made of the following:
    • 70% of the score will be assigned by a panel of experts that will judge your article based on (in no particular order):
      • Comprehensiveness of the coverage
      • Accuracy of the content
      • Organization of the content
      • Clarity (how easy it is to read and comprehend)
      • Creativity
    • 30% of the score will be determined based on the number of people that will read your article from the date it is published until August
  • The winner of the July contest will be announced on September 5, 2013
Please direct any questions and comments to

Monday, June 3, 2013

SQL Comparison Bundle new build - multiple workspaces

We just published a new build of our SQL Server Comparison Bundle tools with support for multiple workspaces. The new build also contains the following fixes:
  • Fixes an error that occurs when the database name contains unicode characters.
  • Fixes an error related to the columns that participate in an index.
  • Fixes a scripting issue related to database compatibility level.
  • Fixes an issue related to replicated tables.
  • Fixes a refreshing problem with schema comparison grid.
  • Improves the handling of SQL Server multi-line comments.
  • Fixes a scripting error related to "EXECUTE AS" clause of CLR database triggers.
You can download the new build from: