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Windows 10 October Update version 1809 finally released

Six weeks after the original launch date, over five weeks after it was pulled back, Microsoft finally re-released Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 yesterday. Here’s a quote from the Windows Experience blog and John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery: In early October, we paused the rollout of the

Windows Insider Team – is anyone listening? (Ninja cats do not count!)

Exactly six weeks ago, on October 2nd, 2018, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1809, the October update. Half jokingly, I think it might be renamed to Win10 Xmas Update. We all know what happened three days later: this feature upgrade was pulled back. Ed wrote about various issues the upgrade had, so I’ve no reason

First time ever: Windows Insider Fast Ring ISO available for download

Microsoft released a new Windows Insider Fast Ring build 18272 about an hour ago. That’s no big deal, of itself: Insider builds are released several times a month. But this time, something really is different: in an unforeseen move, the Insider team also released an 18272 ISO at the same time. Until today, Insider ISO

A New Open Source and Integration Mindset at Microsoft

By joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), as announced two weeks ago, Microsoft clearly shows that a new mindset, new approach has taken over. My partner Ed said in one of our recent Teams meetings that it marks the company’s “post-Ballmer” era. Erich Andersen, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel said this on the Azure

Microsoft gets EU approval for GitHub Acquisition

Today, the European Union has unconditionally approved Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Here’s a longish quote from the press release: The Commission found that the combination of Microsoft and GitHub’s activities on these markets would raise no competition concerns because the merged entity would continue to face significant competition from other players on both markets. The Commission also

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