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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:18 am

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build adds lots of new Notepad features
Microsoft has, as of Build 17713, released July 11, now forked Redstone 5 into its own branch, in preparation for the next Windows 10 feature release. For now, those who opted into the "Skip Ahead" ring are being put back into the "Fast Ring," with the "Skip Ahead" option temporarily disappearing from Settings. Microsoft will be re-opening Skip Ahead "in the coming weeks," and will require those who want to opt in to do so again.

In today's Windows 10 test build, Microsoft is adding new options to the find/replace feature in Notepad. There's a new option to do wrap-around find/replace to the find dialog, and Notepad also will remember previously entered values and the state of checkboxes so as to automatically populate them next time users open the "Find" dialog."
Microsoft to dump Windows 10's smaller delta updates
Microsoft will stop serving one of three types of Windows 10 updates, contending that the updates have been superseded by an even small and more efficient format.

Delta updates are due to disappear early next year, Microsoft said, with their demise effective Feb. 12, 2019, that month's Patch Tuesday. Two formats will then remain: Full updates and express updates.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 pm

Another out of sync update for laptop on 7-23-18:

2018-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x86-based Systems (KB4345421)

Laptop and desktop on 7-28-18:

2018-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4340917)

Google Chrome update:
Version 68.0.3440.75 (Official Build) (32-bit)
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Windows 10 will soon use machine learning to stop updates installing when a PC is in use
Microsoft has been testing this new model internally, and says it has seen “promising results.” The software maker has been updating the model continuously as it’s cloud-based, and it’s now opening up to Windows Insiders to get additional feedback and testing. Windows 10 testers will start seeing the updated model in the latest Redstone 5 and 19H1 updates released to Insiders today. If Microsoft’s update model is finally fixed, it could bring an end to one of the most frustrating aspects of Windows 10.
Microsoft's got a new plan for managing Windows 10 devices for a monthly fee
I'm hearing this Microsoft Managed Desktop is, basically, the Microsoft version of "desktop as a service." It will provide customers the ability to lease a Windows 10 device that's automatically provisioned for them and have the operating system kept up-to-date and more for a single monthly fee, my contacts say.

What differentiates Microsoft's version of desktop-as-a-service from what many companies already offer under that desktop-as-a-service name is the Windows 10 updating component.
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An open letter to Microsoft management re: Windows updating
Enterprise patching veteran Susan Bradley summarizes her Windows update survey results, asking Microsoft management to rethink the breakneck pace of frequently destructive patches.
Microsoft Store is Prompting Older Windows 10 Versions to Update
The reason why they are giving October 9, 2018 as the date to update by is because that is the day that Microsoft will no longer support the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. That means that users of this version will no longer receive security updates that are released and thus will no longer be protected from newly discovered threats.

Users of other versions of Windows 10 will continue to receive security updates until their support ends. For users of the Creators Update this will be on April 9th 2019, for Fall Creators Update it will be on October 8, 2019, and for the latest April 2018 update, it will be to November 12, 2019.
Facebook, Messenger and Twitter Apps no longer work on my W 10 32 bit laptop or 8.1 phone

Microsoft starts testing Your Phone Windows 10 app that mirrors phone content to a PC
The Your Phone app requires an Android app to be installed to mirror phone content to a PC, and Microsoft is also planning to extend this same feature to iPhone users. Microsoft claimed photos and notifications will be mirrored from iPhones to Windows 10 PCs back at Build, but the company is only testing with Android right now. Microsoft’s latest blog post only mentions continue on PC features, and not the message, photo, and notifications sync.

The Your Phone app is being tested as part of Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 5. This update should be available in October, but it’s not clear if Your Phone will ship directly in this update or be made available as a separate app once testing is complete.
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Microsoft Edge Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Local Files
The researcher's warning is valid because HTML files are not usually associated with regular malware distribution campaigns.

According to an F-Secure report, just five file types make up 85% of all malicious attachments sent via email spam campaigns. They are ZIP, DOC, XLS, PDF, and 7Z.

"The only way to protect yourself is to update to the latest versions of the Edge browser and Windows Mail and Calendar applications. And, of course it's best to never open attachments from unknown senders, even if the extension doesn't initially appear to be malicious," the researcher said in a report he published yesterday, entitled "Exploiting a Microsoft Edge Vulnerability to Steal Files."
Windows 10 buggy updates? Our patching is simple, regular, consistent, says Microsoft
Patch Tuesday fixes, as always, arrive on the second Tuesday of every month, are sometimes known as the 'B release', and are the "most important" of its monthly updates.

Out-of-band releases fall outside Patch Tuesday and are employed when Microsoft urgently needs to fix security bugs or quality issues affecting many devices, for example, when a bug is already being actively exploited. Wilcox says Microsoft has "set a high threshold for releasing them".

Then there are C and D releases, which happen on the third and fourth weeks of the month, respectively.

They're non-security and are meant to allow admins to see and test the planned non-security fixes targeted for the following month's Patch Tuesday release. They're then shipped as part of that month's Patch Tuesday release.
Microsoft reverses its Skype 'Classic' 7.0 phase-out plan for now
In mid-July, Microsoft officials said the company planned to drop support for Skype 7.0, also known as Skype "Classic" after September 1. At that time, officials said they would require users to be on Skype 8.0 on Windows desktop, as Skype 7 would no longer work.

In July, Microsoft acknowledged that Skype 8.0 included many, but not all, of the features in Skype 7.0. Skype 8.0 doesn't allow users to access individual conversations in separate windows. Version 8.0 does offer free HD video and screen sharing calls, the ability to share photos, videos and other files (up to 300 MB at a time), @mentions and easier access to files, links and photos shared in Skype conversations.
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Re: Windows 10 news

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IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace
Approximately 78% of more than 1,100 business professionals charged with servicing Windows for their firms said that Windows 10's feature upgrades -- now released twice annually -- should be issued no more than once a year. The 78% was split almost evenly, with 39.2% arguing for one upgrade per year while 39.3% picked one every two years from a questionnaire on Windows patching, updating and upgrading.

Just 11% agreed that the current twice-a-year cadence is their preference, and an infinitesimal 1% wanted an even quicker tempo.
Microsoft Positions UWP for Line of Business Applications
With last year’s “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”, the UWP model changed and it became possible to install UWP applications directly from a website instead of having to go through the Windows Store. . While not exactly the same experience as ClickOnce, at least it’s a start. Concurrently, Microsoft has had a team focused on making XAML/UWP more viable for LOB applications.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:02 pm

Garmin Express or iTunes install or upgrade problem solution:

The Garmin Express install would stop on my laptop when it cannot find a network path listed.

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To resolve this issue:
1.Go to http://support.microsoft.com/mats/progr ... uninstall/ and click the Run now button1◦Windows 10 -
Download the application using this direct link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9779673

2.Run or download then open MicrosoftFixit.ProgramInstallUninstall.RNP.Run.exe1

3.Click Accept in the license agreement

4.Follow the provided instructions to select and uninstall the particular application from a list

When uninstalling Garmin Express select:
◦Garmin Express
◦Garmin Express Tray
◦Elevated Installer
◦Garmin Update Services (skip if not present)
◦ANT Drivers Installer x64 (or x86)

NOTE: This program will need to be run again for each item on the list to be uninstalled

Once the Microsoft Fix it utility is complete, download and install the desired application from the Garmin software page.

This will resolve MSI-related issues when installing or updating Garmin applications.

1This software is third-party and not created by Garmin. The software is licensed and created by Microsoft.
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