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Toad SQL Server 5.6 - A message from Hank Freeman concerning Toad-SQL-Server

An unsolicited letter/request !!

For all my friends who are developing, supporting and using Quest Toad SQL 5.6
and who will participated in future product Beta cycles… I just thought
I’d say a few KIND words about the Toad SQL Server product.

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I can only say that Hank is one of the corner stones that Toad is built upon.
I switch to the beta the seconds they send it. and when I get it crash I submit
the exceptions.
It is my contribution to the people that gives us a free tool to use at home,
and of-course this is my first recommendation to any project that needs to
manage a database.

Hank - is there a link to the idea pond, so we won’t need to look for it ?

Dani

2012/3/20 Hank Freeman(MSN)

An unsolicited letter/request !!

 

For all my friends who are developing, supporting and using Quest Toad SQL
5.6 and who will participated in future product Beta cycles..  I just
thought I’d say a few KIND words about the Toad SQL Server product.

 

·          I am in the middle of a two year SQL SERVER development
effort where I get to be the Senior SQL Server DBA/Systems and Data
Architect for a re-write of a SQL Server and DB2 legacy application.

It is the biggest thing I have ever done. I have all the resources I need to
get this done and keep the 50 so dot.net developers, project managers on
track working on the multi-terabyte system.

 

·          There have been huge issues concerning legacy foreign
keys, primary Keys, indexes along with another 300 new tables.   I have
been working on this project since last June 2011 and will until August of
2013.

In essence I get to build an new database with proper business planning and
forethought based on years of experience.  Not only am I using SQL Server
2008 R2 enterprise, but I am also getting ready to load SQL Server 2012 on
one of the test environments, to see what new features I can bring to the
table.

 

Now to the point!

I use SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 along with Quest Toad for SQL
Server 5.6, HOWEVER, the latter is my day-in-day-out choice for a DBA
tool… There is so much more it does and does better than SQL Server
management studio has yet to consider, which is a credit to those in product
management, development, most assuredly those who choose to use the product,
participate in the aforementioned Yahoo groups and submit bugs and new
features.   Without exception, It is and should be in everyone bag of
trick and tools if you are a DBA or Developer with dba responsibilities.

 

Yes, there are bugs and issues but all submissions I have ever sent in have
been looked at and either scheduled as a fix or became a new feature for
subsequent release. There are some that I have submitted, that have not made
the cut and I have fought hard to win those battles, but I also know when it
is time to just get back to work.

 

In the coming week or months, the Quest Development team will open up their
latest and greatest version of Quest Toad for SQL Server to the Beta
communities.  Historically, these releases have been more Alpha releases
than Beta releases so don’t be surprised if you feel that way early in the
Beta cycle… What is really important is that you participate in the Beta
cycle for it is an extremely competent method of debugging and RAD fixing
software scheduled for QA and subsequent release.  So please take the time
and the effort to participate in the Quest Toad for SQL Server beta cycles
so as to make positive, poignant, salient comments good and bad.  If you
like something say so, if you dislike something say that as well.   If you
are a current user, run both version on your system, I do as a crosscheck to
functionality and I have never had a problem with software version
confusion.

 

Bottom Line, please participate in the upcoming Beta, for the ladies and
gentlemen who work on the product in St. Petersburg Russia and in
California, need your participation.. They are need our input.

 

Additionally, Quest product management, has started something called an Idea
Pond, if you haven’t looked around on it, you should… I personally, need
to do more with it myself, for I have a been an “Old Man” about using
it.. Shame on me.. This Idea Pond is what Quest management has determined is
the best vehicle available for (wait for it)…. New Ideas !!!  Well I am
going to have to change, to use it and I will but “The Pond” won’t
work unless everyone get in “The Pond” as well.  So not only do I want
you (my friends, in-laws and out-laws) to participate in the next Beta, but
I want you to get into à The “Idea Pond” as well for If you have a good
idea, then we all need to see it. 

 

If wish to complain about Toad for SQL Server, please send me your love /
anger letters as well, If you have a point, I will agree and I will attempt
to help you get traction on your concern. Use my hfreeman@msn.com email
address.

 

Lastly,  I am not a Quest employee and never have been, it has been
discussed, but currently “ I am good”, so when you have read the above
know that it is from “Humble Hank”, simple user of Quest Toad for SQL
Server, who lives in metro Atlanta, GA, as indicated in my title below..  (
LOL !!!)

 

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary

Hank.Freeman50   (Skype)

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I can only say that Hank is one of the corner stones that Toad is built upon.
I switch to the beta the seconds they send it. and when I get it crash I submit
the exceptions.
It is my contribution to the people that gives us a free tool to use at home,
and of-course this is my first recommendation to any project that needs to
manage a database.

Hank - is there a link to the idea pond, so we won’t need to look for it ?

Dani

2012/3/20 Hank Freeman(MSN)

An unsolicited letter/request !!

 

For all my friends who are developing, supporting and using Quest Toad SQL
5.6 and who will participated in future product Beta cycles..  I just
thought I’d say a few KIND words about the Toad SQL Server product.

 

·          I am in the middle of a two year SQL SERVER development
effort where I get to be the Senior SQL Server DBA/Systems and Data
Architect for a re-write of a SQL Server and DB2 legacy application.

It is the biggest thing I have ever done. I have all the resources I need to
get this done and keep the 50 so dot.net developers, project managers on
track working on the multi-terabyte system.

 

·          There have been huge issues concerning legacy foreign
keys, primary Keys, indexes along with another 300 new tables.   I have
been working on this project since last June 2011 and will until August of
2013.

In essence I get to build an new database with proper business planning and
forethought based on years of experience.  Not only am I using SQL Server
2008 R2 enterprise, but I am also getting ready to load SQL Server 2012 on
one of the test environments, to see what new features I can bring to the
table.

 

Now to the point!

I use SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 along with Quest Toad for SQL
Server 5.6, HOWEVER, the latter is my day-in-day-out choice for a DBA
tool… There is so much more it does and does better than SQL Server
management studio has yet to consider, which is a credit to those in product
management, development, most assuredly those who choose to use the product,
participate in the aforementioned Yahoo groups and submit bugs and new
features.   Without exception, It is and should be in everyone bag of
trick and tools if you are a DBA or Developer with dba responsibilities.

 

Yes, there are bugs and issues but all submissions I have ever sent in have
been looked at and either scheduled as a fix or became a new feature for
subsequent release. There are some that I have submitted, that have not made
the cut and I have fought hard to win those battles, but I also know when it
is time to just get back to work.

 

In the coming week or months, the Quest Development team will open up their
latest and greatest version of Quest Toad for SQL Server to the Beta
communities.  Historically, these releases have been more Alpha releases
than Beta releases so don’t be surprised if you feel that way early in the
Beta cycle… What is really important is that you participate in the Beta
cycle for it is an extremely competent method of debugging and RAD fixing
software scheduled for QA and subsequent release.  So please take the time
and the effort to participate in the Quest Toad for SQL Server beta cycles
so as to make positive, poignant, salient comments good and bad.  If you
like something say so, if you dislike something say that as well.   If you
are a current user, run both version on your system, I do as a crosscheck to
functionality and I have never had a problem with software version
confusion.

 

Bottom Line, please participate in the upcoming Beta, for the ladies and
gentlemen who work on the product in St. Petersburg Russia and in
California, need your participation.. They are need our input.

 

Additionally, Quest product management, has started something called an Idea
Pond, if you haven’t looked around on it, you should… I personally, need
to do more with it myself, for I have a been an “Old Man” about using
it.. Shame on me.. This Idea Pond is what Quest management has determined is
the best vehicle available for (wait for it)…. New Ideas !!!  Well I am
going to have to change, to use it and I will but “The Pond” won’t
work unless everyone get in “The Pond” as well.  So not only do I want
you (my friends, in-laws and out-laws) to participate in the next Beta, but
I want you to get into à The “Idea Pond” as well for If you have a good
idea, then we all need to see it. 

 

If wish to complain about Toad for SQL Server, please send me your love /
anger letters as well, If you have a point, I will agree and I will attempt
to help you get traction on your concern. Use my hfreeman@msn.com email
address.

 

Lastly,  I am not a Quest employee and never have been, it has been
discussed, but currently “ I am good”, so when you have read the above
know that it is from “Humble Hank”, simple user of Quest Toad for SQL
Server, who lives in metro Atlanta, GA, as indicated in my title below..  (
LOL !!!)

 

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary

Hank.Freeman50   (Skype)

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Dani, thanks for the kind words !!!

It makes me want to generate a support/bug request !!! LOL

Here is the link I have from PM for the Idea pond à IdeaPond -

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary

Hank.Freeman50 (Skype)
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Dani, thanks for the kind words !!!

It makes me want to generate a support/bug request !!! LOL

Here is the link I have from PM for the Idea pond à IdeaPond -

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary

Hank.Freeman50 (Skype)
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