SQLServerCentral Editorial

The Test of Time

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Today we make a big announcement at SQLServerCentral.com and I'm happy to let you know that we've sold the company to Red Gate Software. You can read more about the announcement in a press release from Andy, Brian, and myself. It's very exciting for the three of us and we hope you feel the same way.

SQLServerCentral.com is a very successful and popular site for many reasons, a few of which I am probably unaware. One thing I do know for sure though is that we've doggedly pursued our vision. Over the years we've consistently and constantly brought you new content, new scripts, and other information, almost all of it from the community. I know I've been extremely proud and thrilled that those of you in the Real World continue to share your knowledge and help others here every day.

I think it's this constant flow of new information that makes this site and community successful and I'm looking forward to growing even more in the future. Red Gate is looking to invest resources in the site and grow an even more vibrant and valuable community. The site will remain free and we hope to evolve it into even more of what you, the community, enjoy. If you have ideas, please post them and we'll consider them all as we look to grow the site.

Running this site is something that I never take for granted and greatly appreciate. And, from this point on, I'll have the freedom to focus on what I like doing, without having the hassles of daily administration, dealing with vendors, and the other stuff that pays the bills. Yes, for better or worse, I'm sticking around to run the site and ya'll are stuck with me for the foreseeable future.

I'm proud of SQLServerCentral.com and how far we've come. And I'm looking forward to continuing that work, bringing you more interesting and diverse content as Red Gate supports and nurtures this wonderful community. We want to be THE SQL Server portal, and we're still working hard to get there.

Thanks for five years of wonderful memories and we'll toast tonight at the PASS SQLServerCentral.com reception.

Steve Jones

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