In a blog post Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, has announced that SQL Server 2016 will be starting its wave of launch activities at their Data Driven event in New York this Thursday with general availability later in 2016. We have covered SQL Server 2016 previously, and some of the benefits it brings to Big Data as well as security conscious users. Microsoft also has announced that for the first time, SQL Server will be released for Linux.
Today I’m excited to announce our plans to bring SQL Server to Linux as well. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud. We are bringing the core relational database capabilities to preview today, and are targeting availability in mid-2017.
Read more: Microsoft announces that it will be releasing SQL Server 2016 on Linux
WhatsApp has received an update for both Android and iOS adding support for file sharing, but the new feature is not yet available for Windows phones.
At present, only PDF documents appear to be supported for sharing. The company has not stated whether additional formats will be added in future updates.
In addition to file sharing support, the update came with a design tweak for browsing photos and videos. There are also new wallpaper options, in which users can now select from solid colors, as opposed to various patterns and designs. The update is now live, and you can grab it at the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
Read more: WhatsApp update adds support for file sharing on iOS and Android
Following the launch of the live streaming feature in its iOS app, Facebook has now turned its attention to Android, which will be getting the feature sometime this week as the company's CEO has revealed that the rollout has begun.
Facebook mobile apps have been getting a lot of new features recently, such as Live Photos and the new reactions button that was launched for mobile apps as well as the web. Now, Android users will get to try live streaming, a feature that was introduced in the iOS version of the social network's app last month.
Read more: Facebook begins rolling out live streaming feature to Android app
Over the last few years, WhatsApp has become a popular messaging platform, going shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Apple iMessage and Skype. In fact, earlier this month, the company announced in a recent blog post that "one billion people are using WhatsApp."
Shortly thereafter, WhatsApp announced that its web service was finally compatible with Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately, WhatsApp Web does not integrate its notifications with the Windows 10 Action Center when compared to the native mobile app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.
WhatsWrapp attempts to alleviate this shortcoming by providing a web wrapper for WhatsApp in the form of a Windows 10 app. Just like WhatsApp Web, you login by scanning the barcode with WhatsApp on your smartphone. While the interface is otherwise identical to WhatsApp Web, notifications are channeled via the Windows 10 Action Center.
Read more: WhatsWrapp brings live tile and Action Center notifications to Windows 10 on the desktop
The concept of multi-process browsers is definitely not a new one with Google Chrome leading the way when it launched back in 2008. By around the middle of 2009, Mozilla shared details of its Electrolysis "e10s" project which, at the time, was in the middle of its first stage to get "basic code working, running simple testcase (sic) plugins and content tabs in a separate process."
Over six years later, Mozilla released its multi-process test into the Firefox Beta channel in the form of an A/B test. Approximately 15% of all users enrolled in the channel were to participate in the test. As of December 2015, Mozilla planned to deploy multi-process capability to the stable channel in Firefox 46 slated for release on April 19, 2016.
Read more: Multi-process enabled Firefox will increase RAM utilization by up to 20%