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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 24/2019

This week was quite quiet, mostly because Microsoft’s E3 2019 Expo was held in Los Angeles. New Windows Insider Fast Ring build The Windows Insider team released build 18917 to the Fast Ring on June 12. This build presents a new method for Delivery Optimization, allowing uses to limit bandwidth used by Windows Update and

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Win10 Event Viewer Fails After KB4503293 Or KB4503327

Lots of users — including yours truly — are reporting Event Viewer failures after installing the latest 1809 and 1903 Cumulative Updates from June’s Patch Tuesday earlier this week. Some users who’ve defined custom views already in Event Viewer may experience this failure immediately. Others may experience the failure when they try to open custom

Announcements

Auf Wiedersehen, Windows To Go

In a Windows Marketing Field Advisory post, dated yesterday June 15, Microsoft announced that Windows To Go is now deprecated: Windows To Go is no longer being developed. This feature in the Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be started from a

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June 1903 Updates Block Certain USB Device Pairings

Here’s an interesting note from the Windows Support team. Dated June 11, 2019, it coincides with the “Patch Tuesday” updates for Windows 10 that month. The title explains things: “Some Bluetooth devices may fail to pair or connect after applying June 11, 2019 or later updates.” In simpler terms, this means that recent security updates

Admin Tools

Check Out PowerShell V7.0.0-preview.1

Earlier this year — April 7, 2019 to be specific — MS announced PowerShell 7. Earlier editions of this development fork had been called “PowerShell Core” to distinguish it from the built-in version included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. But with the introduction of PowerShell 7, MS wants to foster what it calls

Macrium

Macrium Reflect – Free or Paid version?

Microsoft officially proclaimed they will deprecate the native Windows Backup when it released the Fall Creators Update (version 1709) back in October, 2017 (source). The company also recommended that users switch to third party imaging and backup tools instead. In fact, the Windows Backup utility, although still present in version 19H1, is not and never

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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 23/2019

New Fast + Skip Release 18912 20H1 On Wednesday (June 5), Windows Insider team released Fast Ring build 18912. This build contains no new features, but fixes  a number of bugs. See all fixes and known issues on TenForums. Azure and Oracle join clouds As we explained here on Win10.guru, Oracle databases and applications can

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Chinese Military Seeks Windows OS Alternative

Seems like China is looking for ways to do its own computing thing, independent of the west. Some of this is being forced upon them, as with Huawei’s recent decision to accelerate development of a Windows replacement code-named Hongmeng (see Week 22 Newsbytes for more info).That move comes as Microsoft has stopped licensing Windows to

Announcements

Oracle and Azure join clouds

Today Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership. This allows Oracle software to run on Azure. Here’s a quote from the press release: Enterprises can now seamlessly connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database. By enabling customers to run one part of a workload within Azure and

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