I am happy to announce that I’ve been selected for Red Gate’s Friends of Red Gate program! This is a great honor since so many people apply and so few people actually get awarded. Personally, I think a Red Gate clerk was trying to click the Reject button but accidentally hit the button next to it. Being a FoRG is open primarily to Microsoft SQL Server MVP’s and offers a lot of opportunity to help the community at large as well as Red Gate. I might participate in authoring or reviewing a book (Red Gate is a publisher of FREE ebooks as well as outstanding printed books), providing feedback on beta versions of their software and providing free license keys as give aways on their behalf as I travel the country and speak at SQL events. Oh, and did I mention that I get free licenses for all of their tools? I do need to know their tools if I’m going to review them, right? Of course, I already own many of their tools since they are so helpful. I’m really looking forward to the next year of helping the SQL Server community in whatever capacity I am able. Thanks Red Gate!