SQL Server 2016 will be released on June 1st 2016

Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2016 will be available for general purchase and download starting June 1st 2016.   The four different editions include:

  • SQL Server Enterprise 2016
  • SQL Server Standard 2016
  • SQL Server Express 2016
  • SQL Server Developer 2016

A datasheet comparing the features of each edition can be downloaded from here.

SQL Server Developer 2014 and 2016 will continue to be free per Microsoft.

SQL Server Express 2016 may be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52679

LinkedIn 2012 Data Breach may have exposed more than 100 million usernames and passwords

LinkedIn Corp has released a blog post revealing that the 2012 data breach of its website was more extensive than previously thought. More than 100 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords were taken in the data theft and possibly available on hacker websites.

LinkedIn has reset passwords for all accounts created prior to the breach that haven’t been updated since 2012, and notified these users by email. They also recommend regularly changing passwords.

More information on LinkedIn security options is at: www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/.

Microsoft limits Free OneDrive storage to 5 GB

Microsoft has announced that the amount of cloud storage available to free OneDrive users will be reduced from 15 GB to 5 GB on July 27th 2016. Users who have exceeded the quota will be notified to move the data or upgrade to a paid plan. After 90 days, the data over 5 GB will be made read-only for 9 months. After 9 months, the entire OneDrive storage will be locked, and will be deleted after one year with no user response.

Office 365 users with unlimited storage will now be limited to 1 terabyte of data.

More information is at https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes_FAQ/.