What's new dropdown Beta

Examples

The what’s new dropdowns prime purpose is to help users get the most from Redgate products.

Placed inside products (usually on the top right of the header) to let users know.....well.....what’s new inside the product.

It helps users to:

  • Discover new features and functionality
  • Easily find relevant learning resources
  • Encourage updates to the latest versions
  • See future development

Mockup of what it could look like in SQL Compare

Regular

What's new

  • Improved HTML report generation Beta

    Making it easier for you to quickly see what’s changed and share with your team.

  • SQL Graph support SQL Server 2017

    Adds graph database capabilities for modeling many-to-many relationships.

  • Improved temporal tables support

    Improved support in line with the new feature introduced in SQL Server 2017.

  • Azure Active Directory authentication

    With integrated and password authentication methods

Small

What's new

  • Improved HTML report generation Beta

    Making it easier for you to quickly see what’s changed and share with your team.

  • SQL Graph support SQL Server 2017

    Adds graph database capabilities for modeling many-to-many relationships.

  • Improved temporal tables support

    Improved support in line with the new feature introduced in SQL Server 2017.

  • Azure Active Directory authentication

    With integrated and password authentication methods

Guidelines

The what’s new dropdown should only be used on products that are regularly updated. A rough guide is if something should be added at least every 2-3 months.

Quantity of posts

We recommend a maximum of 4 what’s new posts on the dropdown, with the most recent at the top.

Type of content

Each post should be a significant feature or function update. Do not include bug fixes or releases.

Titles

These should be as short as possible. Use a label if the feature is in Beta or only works for a certain version of SQL Server.

Descriptions

Keep these to one short sentence to describe the new feature or functionality. Try not to repeat what's in the title.

Call-to-action links

Use a maximum of 2 links per post. Typically one that directs the user to the feature inside the product, and /or a link to learning resources, such as an article on the Redgate Hub, or a pop-up window inside the product.

Footer links

These links are flexible, but don’t use more than 3. We would suggest links to:

More what’s new - This would link to the what’s new page on the product website, here’s an example of the SQL Compare page

Roadmap - A link to the products roadmap, here’s an example of the SQL Compare roadmap

Release notes - A link to the products release notes found on the documentation site, here’s an example of the SQL Compare release notes

What's new

  • Improved HTML report generation Beta

    Making it easier for you to quickly see what’s changed and share with your team.

  • SQL Graph support SQL Server 2017

    Adds graph database capabilities for modeling many-to-many relationships.

  • Improved temporal tables support

    Improved support in line with the new feature introduced in SQL Server 2017.

  • Azure Active Directory authentication

    With integrated and password authentication methods

Code

What's new

  • Heading goes here Beta

    Description goes here.

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