Getting started with the Redgate Forums

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edited October 22, 2019 4:00PM in General Forum

What are the Redgate Forums? 

Welcome to Redgate’s community forums. We’re thrilled to have you here. This space is for you: to help you achieve success with your Redgate tools and connect you with fellow users and members of the Redgate team.  

Here you can ask questions, discuss interesting topics and industry trends, get the latest tool news direct from the development team, and help one another to solve problems.   

We’ve put together this guide to help get the most of our forums. Take a read through and join in with the discussion. 

How do I create an account? 

1. In order to contribute to the forums, you need to log in with your Redgate ID. If you don’t already have one, don’t worry, it’s easy to set up.  

2. Click on Register on the top right and follow the instructions to set up a Redgate ID. You’ll be sent a confirmation email. Click on the link in your confirmation email to verify your email address. You’ll be sent to a confirmation screen. 

3. Click on forums and create a user name.

4. To complete your profile, click on your user name. Next, right click on edit profile. Here you can add your profile picture, sign for notifications, so you can stay up-to-date with forum activity, and change your settings. 



You’re now a member of the Redgate Forums. Let’s get started! 

What content can I find on the forums? 

Our forums are primarily dedicated to discussion around Redgate tools. However, we also have a general forum for topics that are not product-specific.  Discussions on the forums live under the following categories: 

You can look for a certain topic by using the search bar function. If you can’t find the subject you’re looking for, start a discussion yourself. 

We also host competitions and post details on surveys and research opportunities, so you can influence the future of our tools. 

How do I ask a question or start a discussion? 

If you have a challenge that you need help with or you want to gather opinion on a particular subject or share a solution, the Redgate community wants to hear from you.  

Navigate to the blue ‘Ask a question’ button and right-click on the down arrow to either ask a question or start a new discussion. 


Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll be taken to a new page to write your post and choose a category. You have the option to save a draft and preview before you publish your post.  


How do I give feedback and suggestions for a product? 

Your feedback and requests are hugely valued by everyone at Redgate. We produce our tools to help the Microsoft Data Platform community to deliver value quicker while keeping data safe. If you feel that we could be doing more to help you achieve this, tell us via our User Voice.  

Through User Voice you can submit feedback and ideas and see one another’s suggestions. If you see a request that you feel would be of value to your team, vote for it.  


How can I see the roadmap for Redgate tools? 

You can discover what we have planned for your favourite tools by checking out our product roadmaps

How does the leadership board work? 

All your activity on the forums gives you points. The more points you get, the higher your rank will be. Starting with New Member, your rank will improve the more active you are going from Bronze 1 all the way up to Diamond 5. 


In addition to amassing points, you will also collect badges for certain activities such as making your first comment or adding a profile picture. These badges are all displayed in your profile.  Our top leaders for the week are displayed in our leader board on the right-hand of the screen.  


We hope this guide helps you to get started with the Redgate Forums. Join the discussion now.  

 

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