Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

November 20, 2018

PASS President Grant Fritchey will be joined by fellow Microsoft MVPs Kendra Little and Steve Jones to discuss their highlights and learnings from PASS Summit 2018, the largest Microsoft Data Platform conference.

November 21, 2018

James Boother from COEO will be joining a live video session to discuss the seven steps some organizations are already taking to predict future risks with even greater certainty and the opportunities Data Mastery presents insurers.

November 22, 2018

Have you heard the recent industry noise about how people are applying DevOps principles to databases and wondered if it is just hype? MVP Hamish Watson demonstrates how the noise is based on facts, and how using things like Source Control, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery will make a huge (positive) difference to how you deploy changes to your SQL Server estate.

November 27, 2018

Gartner recently published their 2018 Market Guide for Data Masking. In this 30 minute webinar, Microsoft Data Platform MVP Kendra Little will explore key insights, highlights, and recommendations from the report.

On-Demand Webinars

Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will end on 9th July 2019. This could leave you in a vulnerable position. In this webinar James Boother at Coeo exposes the problem, its scale and shares all the options you have for life beyond extended support.

Compliance shouldn’t mean that you are forced to slow down your development process or compromise the quality of your work. In this webinar we will highlight the importance of provisioning as a part of your Compliant Database DevOps story and how it can accelerate your delivery processes while remaining in line with relevant legislation.

What if you could assess the performance level of your team by asking one simple question? In his recent webinar with Redgate, Gene Kim suggests that you can. Kendra Little will share her three key insights in this webinar and show why they make a compelling argument for rethinking your organization's change control process.

Including the database in DevOps initiatives greatly improves performance, decreases risk, and reduces software delivery times. This webinar will walk you through Redgate’s Database DevOps solution, showing reliable, scalable and repeatable processes for automating your database development and deployment.

As organizations move to hybrid or cloud estates, the perception is that monitoring those servers gets more complicated, particularly if you have different servers on different platforms. We will show you that it is actually quite easy to keep track of your databases and servers, regardless of where they are hosted, thanks to SQL Monitor.

Redgate’s Data Privacy and Protection Solution Specialist, Chris Unwin, will provide an overview of how a Compliant Database DevOps approach can help you balance the need to deliver software faster and cheaper, with the need to protect and preserve business critical data.

Join this webinar to learn how to break through the barriers created by manual SAP software testing - where even the smallest application changes can have a far-reaching and disrupting impact on your extended business processes. Paul Gerrard, systems testing thought leader, and Anand Akela, VP Product Marketing, Tricentis, will cover ways to:
- Ensure end-to-end testing across your key business processes
- Accelerate SAP testing times and improve overall quality
- Automate testing for multiple generations of SAP technologies
- Secure more than 80% business risk coverage for your key processes

A new Forrester research project surveyed more than six hundred organizations to determine what matters the most for DevOps and agile success. Join this web seminar to delve into a detailed analysis of the research findings, including the 20 most important quality metrics that separate DevOps and agile experts from their less advanced peers. All attendees will gain complimentary access to the complete report, and you will learn:
- How DevOps and agile are fundamentally altering the way we measure quality
- The five continuous testing practices that will transform your testing
- The twenty most important DevOps and agile quality metrics that separate leaders from laggards

Join Nicole Forsgren, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA and Wolfgang Platz, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Tricentis, to explore what the “2018 Accelerate State of DevOps” report reveals about the role of Continuous Testing in DevOps success. The focus will be on helping IT leaders understand:
- Why and how high-performing teams make Continuous Testing a linchpin of their DevOps process
- What specific strategies and practices enable high-performing teams to deliver faster and dedicate more resources to innovation
- Which quality-related technology and process investments have the greatest impact on DevOps success

With Agile and DevOps, testers need to start testing each user story as soon as it’s implemented, complete testing faster, and ensure that the constant changes don’t negatively impact any of the existing functionality. This requires test automation … and more. This requires Continuous Testing. In this webinar, learn how to integrate Continuous Testing into Agile and Continuous Delivery environments. We’ll provide a step-by-step demonstration using an example environment with Atlassian Jira, Jenkins, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Tricentis Tosca.

Do we still need professional testers, or should all testing “shift left” to developers? This discussion is currently polarizing the development and testing community. Join a lively panel discussion where Wolfgang Platz (Tricentis Founder and Chief Strategy Officer), Jeff Wilkinson (Managing Director of Accenture), and Anders Wallgren (CTO of Electric Cloud) debate hot topics such as:
- How DevOps alters quality objectives
- If and when development resources should be applied to testing tasks
- Unit testing and SDETs vs end-to-end testing and domain expertise
- Practical ways to promote the “one team, one fight” mindset

Software is never perfect — but how can you stop the most business-critical issues from evading your testing efforts? You could try to extensively test every possible path each time your application changes … but that’s rarely realistic. In this webinar, learn about a more feasible approach: focus your limited testing time on building the most efficient set of tests that delivers the most powerful risk coverage.

Microsoft MVP Steve Jones is joined by acclaimed author and researcher Gene Kim to discuss the latest in all things DevOps. This webinar offers a closer look at the key findings in the 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, and investigates the growing importance of the database in successful DevOps and IT performance. The report is the result of five years of research - with over 30,000 data points - to understand high performance in the context of software development, and the factors that predict it.

How does SOX directly relate to Database DevOps? Figuring out where you fit and how to be compliant can be a confusing journey, especially when there are processes already in place which claim to cover you. But how compliant are you really? And how are these processes influencing the way you work? Grant Fritchey will explore how IT Teams fit into this story and how to best protect your company and customers.

In the third installment of the year, SQL in the City Streamed returns on 5 September, with its theme focusing on how to adapt and thrive as a data professional. The all-star speaker line-up of Microsoft MVPs, Redgate team members and other technical experts will lead sessions to broaden your skillset, support your ongoing learning, and keep you up-to-date with industry knowledge.

DevOps success is achieved through a combination of people and technology coming together in processes that remove barriers, improve visibility, decrease risk, and reduce software delivery times. Including the database in DevOps initiatives greatly improves performance across all these outcomes. Join Redgate’s Arneh Eskandari as we walk you through Redgate’s Database DevOps solution, showing reliable, scalable and repeatable processes for automating your database development and deployment.

In this webinar, Microsoft MVP Grant Fritchey will look at the paint points and common struggles when working under restrictive regulations and what steps can be taken to accelerate your data delivery whilst remaining compliant. We are entering a new world of data privacy which has moved from the desks of legislators and into the hands of the people, so what are we doing to protect our customers and still delivering them value?

Are your critical servers left vulnerable to attacks and failed deployments, resulting in downtime, loss of data, and loss of revenue? SQL Server Monitoring is critical to quick detection of performance issues that can jeopardize database availability. However, it's not enough to simply know there is a performance issue. Join this webinar to discuss how to pinpoint the root cause of performance issues in minutes and best practices in proactive monitoring and performance tuning.

The key to successful DevOps implementation is gaining buy in across the organization. And in a climate of increased scrutiny on how personal data is handled and processed, factoring in the needs of compliance teams is an added complexity. In this webinar Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Regional Director Simon Sabin discusses some of the challenges you’ll face as you go on your journey to bringing the database into a DevOps rollout.

So you want to streamline your database development process? A cornerstone of successful DevOps integration is efficient, reliable SQL Server monitoring. Redgate’s James King will discuss the process of monitoring your SQL Servers to ensure you are ready and able to efficiently keep track of your estate. Discover how to manage estate capacity, patching and distribution, while measuring the performance impact of changes as they’re introduced.

In this webinar, HaynesPro (leading supplier of digital automotive data) will discuss with Microsoft MVP, Grant Fritchey, how his company has streamlined workflows, reduced setbacks and problems during deployments, and fixed the development process with the help of Redgate tools. They will cover the pain points, the implementation process and the cultural changes that have occurred, and what the results look like today.

Want to dramatically reduce the attack surface area against breaches and hackers? With legislation like GDPR, HIPAA, SOX and the new California Privacy Act, it’s more important now than ever to ensure risks are reduced and all our backs are covered. Join Redgate’s Data Privacy and Protection Specialist Chris Unwin to explore the breach and hacking epidemic, and how this is impacting the way we work, handle, and protect our data.

Reducing the risks associated with modern enterprise applications requires advanced test automation for the complete end-to-end business process, which may span multiple application components. Learn how to automate the testing of business processes that may include mobile UIs, web services, SAP, ESBs, APIs, web UIs, mainframes, and even big data. Join The "Scriptless Summer" webinar series to master scriptless test automation strategies and best practices that make Continuous Testing a breeze. Sign up for as many sessions as you wish — you’re welcome to come and go as your schedule permits.

Get the inside scoop on Tricentis Tosca from the people who know it best: the Tricentis product managers. The Product Management team will share success stories and adoption strategies for the latest Tricentis Tosca functionality. This webinar will cover topics including:
- Best practices for using Tricentis Tosca in Agile Environments
- Load testing with your Tricentis Tosca functional tests
- Test planning and monitoring within Tricentis Tosca
- New test data management with data masking and SAP wizards
- Tricentis test automation for BI and data warehouse testing
- New strategies for API testing

Agile and DevOps certainly don’t move at a leisurely summer pace. Developers have already recognized that today’s “low-code/no-code” approaches are an efficient way to satisfy the relentless demand for more software, faster. Yet, most testers continue wrestling with the high-maintenance, script-based testing approach designed decades ago. Why not follow development’s lead and start taking a new, more lightweight approach to testing…for summer and beyond? Join the "Scriptless Summer" webinar series to master scriptless test automation strategies and best practices that make Continuous Testing a breeze. Sign up for as many sessions as you wish — you’re welcome to come and go as your schedule permits.

Tricentis and QASymphony announced their agreement to merge under the name of Tricentis. Tricentis' market-leading Continuous Testing platform has earned the company unanimous "leader" recognition among the top industry analysts. QASymphony is recognized as the industry's leading test management solution. The combined solution represents the most modern platform for transforming software testing to keep pace with digital transformation.Join this webinar to learn how the combination of Tricentis and QASymphony impacts the future of testing.

Join two great DevOps webinars:

Act I: Software Testing for DevOps — When You’re Not a Unicorn

Join Forrester Senior Analyst Christopher Condo and Tricentis Distinguished Evangelist Ingo Philipp to explore how mature organizations can transform their testing processes — achieving the speed and efficiency vital for digital transformation. You’ll learn:
- The realities of DevOps adoption and test automation in mature organizations
- Where testing processes fall short in the context of DevOps initiatives
- How to achieve notable test automation and risk coverage gains as efficiently as possible

Act II: The One Question Testers Must Answer for Continuous Delivery

Most developers would tell you that their code is ready to release at any time. Most testers would disagree. This leads us to the single most important question associated with Continuous Delivery: Does the release candidate have an acceptable level of risk? If you’re not confident that you can answer this critical question accurately — on-demand — then join XebiaLabs Chief Product Officer Robert Stroud and Tricentis’ Ingo Philipp to learn how you can attain the required insight. We’ll explore:
- How to establish a baseline to measure risk in the context of application delivery
- How risk coverage differs from code and test coverage
- Why, where, and how to measure risk within the automated release process