ApexSQL Audit user interface re-design aka face-lift

ApexSQL Audit is an enterprise level product with a ton of features. Although this is good, users can sometimes fail to see the proverbial forest for the trees, in navigating the user experience. One key impediment has been the implementation of panels on the interface, without segmentation.

This is a summary of panels (SDI) vs forms (MDI) research and proposals of a new design for configure auditing in ApexSQL Audit.

February 5, 2018

ApexSQL GDPR Compliance Relief Program

The ApexSQL GDPR Compliance Relief Program is designed to help organizations that use SQL Server for processing and holding personal identifiable information (PII) reduce the cost of complying with GDPR.

GDPR will take full legal effect on May 25, 2018 and is intended to protect personal identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens. It applies to all organizations, in or outside the EU, that handle, process, collect and store personal identifiable information of data subjects residing in the European Union.

January 29, 2018

What’s new in ApexSQL Audit 2018

We are excited to announce that ApexSQL Audit 2018 has just been published. In the latest version of ApexSQL Audit, we have added several features that will enhance our users experience and allow even better auditing and reporting by using the following:

  • Relative date filter
  • Run scheduled reports on demand
  • Auditing configuration and out-of-the-box reports for GDPR
  • Multiple client support
  • New interface, themes and icons, High DPI and 4K resolution support
January 8, 2018

ApexSQL Audit 2018 – Screen shot tour

Once ApexSQL Audit installer is started, installation wizard offers several choices:

  • Install ApexSQL Audit, which includes full installation of all services, GUI and central repository which allows full auditing and other jobs to be performed
  • Install ApexSQL Audit GUI option will install only user interface on different workstation which will be able to access and configure auditing and other tasks
  • Install ApexSQL Audit Reports option will install a limited user interface which only allows reporting tasks
  • Install server-side components option will install windows services which are required to allow remote auditing
January 5, 2018

ApexSQL Audit 2018 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2018 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

January 5, 2018

What’s new in ApexSQL Audit 2017 R5

We are excited to announce that ApexSQL Audit 2017 R5 has just been published. In the latest version, we have added several important features that will enable our users to

  • audit AlwaysOn Availability groups
  • schedule auditing reports
  • and create dedicated before-after reports

Additionally, this release brings many important fixes and several cosmetic improvements.

November 9, 2017

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R5 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R5 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

November 9, 2017

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R4 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R4 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

July 11, 2017

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R3 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2017 R3 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

June 14, 2017