December 19th, 2018

Facebook says companies got access to data only after user permission

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the social network allowed some tech giants [...]

Cognizant U.S. Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to the National Center for Women & Information Technology

TEANECK, N.J., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students, today announced it has made a $4.1 million grant [...]

Truckmaker Volvo sells 75 percent of connected car unit to VW

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Volvo (VOLVb.ST) has agreed to sell 75.1 percent of WirelessCar, a digital service developer specializing in connected driving, to Volkswagen (VW) (VOWG_p.DE) for 1.1 billion Swedish crowns ($121.5 million), the Swedish truckmaker said [...]

Introducing UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019 preview

With the first public preview of SQL Server 2019, we announced support for the widely used UTF-8 character encoding as an import or export encoding, and as database-level or column-level collation for string data.This is an [...]

Azure Backup can automatically protect SQL databases in Azure VM through auto-protect

We are excited to share the auto-protection capability for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (VM). This is a key addition to the public preview of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM, announced earlier [...]

Azure PowerShell ‘Az’ Module version 1.0

There is a new Azure PowerShell module that is built to harness the power of PowerShell Core and Cloud Shell and maintain compatibility with Windows PowerShell 5.1. Its name is “Az.” Az ensures that Windows PowerShell [...]

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

SQL Server 2019 preview brings encryption technology to a broader set of scenarios by enabling rich confidential computing capabilities with the enhanced Always Encrypted feature, Always Encrypted with secure enclaves. Always Encrypted with secure enclaves allows [...]

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with customer managed keys for Managed Instance

We are excited to announce the public preview of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support for Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a new deployment [...]