Two years ago, we officially became MinionWare and launched the absolutely masterful SQL Server management solution, Minion Enterprise. We have talked to literally hundreds of people at dozens of database events, meetings, webinars, conferences – you name it! Even better, clients are raving about the software.
Our business model is still: Give away as much as you can. Our world-class maintenance tools – Minion Backup and Minion Reindex – are still free, and this year we added Minion CheckDB!
Last year, we gave away Minion Enterprise. This year, I thought we’d do something different. We talked about it at length…then decided that the world needs more free Minion Enterprise.
Have Some Free Enterprise-Level Software
From now until 5:00pm (Central Time), on July 20, 2016, anyone who enters, receives three free Minion Enterprise licenses.
We’ve been thrilled with the reception and feedback we’ve gotten this year. So, let’s do this one more time. Maybe next year we’ll write thank you cards, instead.
Of course there are just a couple caveats so see the restrictions below:
- Sign up before 5:00pm Central Time on July 20. It’s a good idea to just do it now, because after July 20, the offer is over.
- Current version only. Free licenses are eligible for patches and service releases of the current version, but not upgrades.
- Includes 3 months of support. Afterward that, a support contract will need to be purchased, if you want continued support.
- Additional licenses are available for purchase.
- Licenses are not transferable to any other companies.
- Sorry, no repeat giveaways! If you or your company have won free licenses from us before, you can’t do it again.
Fill out this form for your free software!
Minion CheckDB is available for download as of February 1, 2017!
In celebration, we’re having a Minion CheckDB webinar on two different days:
And, we will be giving away 3 licenses of Minion Enterprise to one lucky winner* at each webinar. Must be present to win!
Save the Feb 1 event to your calendar: Outlook (ics)
Save the Feb 3 event to your calendar: Outlook (ics)
Minion CheckDB completes the MinionWare maintenance and backups suite in style. Each solution is plug-and-play for the busy DBA, and deeply configurable for those shops with in-depth needs.
This new module is MinionWare’s most ambitious free release yet, featuring all of the rich scheduling and logging functionality in previous products, plus remote CheckDB, multithreading, custom snapshots, rotational scheduling, and more.
In this webinar we’ll show you how this FREE tool by MinionWare can meet your needs with almost effortless management. You are going to LOVE it.
*(Giveaway offer is not open to previous ME winners.)
MinionWare will release Minion CheckDB on Febuary 1, 2017!
Minion CheckDB 1.0
Minion CheckDB is the third piece of our free backup and maintenance tools, rounding out the list with Minion Backup and Minion Reindex. CheckDB will have the same native interface, the same configurability, and the same rich scheduling introduced in Minion Backup. And of course, it will have a the same kind of visionary features that users have come to expect from MinionWare products, like:
- Rich logging
- Automated rotating schedules for objects
- Automated remote CheckDB operations
- Automated choice of whether databases get a DBCC CheckDB operation, or a series of DBCC CheckTable operations
- And much more!
Minion Backup 1.3
What’s more, we will also release Minion Backup 1.3 on that date! New MB features include:
- Our new dynamic naming functionality (called named parts)
- Improved restore process
- Additional advances both for their own sake and to support Minion CheckDB
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