Major technology companies will hold their annual developer conferences in the summer of 2021:
Oracle Database 21c has been released with several new features. This includes Blockchain tables, which is a new type of table that only allows insert operations. Other enhancements include a new JSON data type and new SQL Function JSON_TRANSFORM. Oracle has also updated its Database Administrator’s Guide and JSON Developer’s Guide for this database version.
Lynda.com, the online learning platform owned by LinkedIn, offers free training through participating public libraries for library card holders through its Lynda Library program. The library patron must log in through their local library’s digital resources website and not through the main Lynda.com website. A full list of Lynda.com courses may be found at lynda.com/sitemap/courses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available online tools and resources to help protect small businesses from cybersecurity attacks. These include:
- SBA Cybersecurity Center
- Top Tools and Resources for Small Business Owners
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Business Center
- Social Media Cyber-Vandalism Toolkit
- Cybersecurity Online Training Exercise and Worksheets
- US-CERT (Department of Homeland Security) Resources for Small and Midsize Businesses (SMB)
- US-CERT recommendations to avoid ransomware attacks
- DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
Microsoft allows users to take its certification exams remotely as well as at Pearson VUE testing centers by using Online Proctored (OP) Exam Delivery. The user’s computer will have to meet certain system requirements and the user will be monitored remotely by an exam proctor via webcam and microphone.
More information is available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/online-proctored-exams.aspx.
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) will have a live stream of events held at the Seattle PASS Summit 2017 conference on November 1st, starting at 08:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time.
PASS Summit is a conference devoted to SQL Server, Azure, and other Microsoft data technologies.