Microsoft announced the general availability of SQL Server 2019 on November 4th 2019 at its Ignite conference. There are four editions: Enterprise, Standard, Express, and Developer. Express and Developer editions are free and can be downloaded from microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-downloads.
A list of new features for SQL Server 2019 is also available.
More information is available at microsoft.com/sql-server/sql-server-2019.
QuickBooks desktop edition does not include file attachments when it makes a company backup data file. This will cause issues if the files need to be installed on a new computer or saved as part of normal data file backups.
The attached files are stored by QuickBooks in a folder named “Attach” with multiple subfolders.
The company file and Attach folder can be found by selecting Company > Documents > Repair Attached Documents Links.
Click the Open Company File Folder button to locate the Attach folder and company file. The Repair Links button will remove invalid attached document links.
The company file can also be found by searching for a file with name format *.QBW.
Google accounts start with 15 GB of total storage spread across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Once this limit is exceeded, users have the option of upgrading to a Google One plan.
You may check the total amount of storage currently used for your Google account at google.com/settings/storage. Google also provides instructions on how to free up additional storage.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require a REAL ID-compliant form of identification for all airline passengers who fly in the United States starting on October 1, 2020. More information from the TSA about REAL ID is available here.
Apple released a statement that some iPhone 6 smartphones cannot be turned on due to a failed internal component. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users can see if their phone may be affected by entering the phone serial number at this link.
Apple iPhone 5 users will also have to do an iOS update or they may experience issues in several major iPhone apps starting on November 3rd 2019.
Meal delivery service DoorDash has reported a data breach of about 4.9 million customer, delivery driver, and merchant user accounts. Users who registered after April 5, 2018 should not be affected. DoorDash has also set up a phone help line regarding this data breach that can be reached at 855-646-4683.
Dunkin’ Donuts is also launching an investigation of unknown login attempts to their customer app accounts.
Apple announced the upcoming release of several new products at its September 10th 2019 event, including:
Update: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard was released in November 2019.