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MS Readies Defender Name Change

A name change from Windows Defender to Microsoft Defender and at least one MacOS Defender offering (Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP) strongly suggest that Defender has cross-platform tendencies if not yet a definite roadmap and timeline.

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 29 2019

Sorry readers, this weekly Windows news recap is running a little behind schedule. Kari had some personal matters to attend to this weekend and I got distracted by family matters yesterday, even though I agreed to take this up on his behalf. Again: our apologies to make you wait. Here’s last week’s recap! New Insider

Multiple Takes on Win10 Hardware Requirements

Everybody, even Microsoft, knows that the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 fall far short of providing a positive user experience. Another, new MS Docs item provides more useful guidance on minimum hardware configs. Let’s compare and contrast them, OK?

MS to 1803 Users: 1903 Is Coming

On July 16, Microsoft announced it is starting to push 1903 out to 1803 users via Windows Update. For companies that manage their own update servers, this means planning for 1903 deployment on or before November 10/12, 2019.

Win10 1903 RDP Connection May Provoke Black Screen

Certain PCs — especially those with older Intel internal GPUs — may experience a black screen when using Windows 10’s built-in Remote Desktop (RDP) facility. This applies to PCs acting as RDP servers and those acting as RDP clients, according to MS.

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 28/2019

NewsBytes for Week 28, 2019, include info about a new Fast + Skipahead Insider Preview, Patch Tuesday stuff, a reversal of an unpopular new MS Partner Program policy, and upcoming changes to the MS Services Agreement that kick in next month. Enjoy!

Tracking Open Win10 Issues Into Resolution

The latest Cumulative Update for May 2019 Windows 10 Update (aka 1903) showed items transitioning from Microsoft’s Known Issues list to the Resolved Issues list. This not only demonstrates progress: it also indicates WU will be offering 1903 to a broader audience as well.

Clean install Windows 10 – The Easy Way

Clean installing Windows can be time consuming. Windows Setup, the first phase, has remained about the same since Windows Vista. However, OOBE seems to get new “select that, click this” dialogs in version after version. In corporate IT, we have a myriad of tools to automate deployment, but for private users it can be quite

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 26/2019

Cumulative Update KB4501375 Windows 10 v1903 Cumulative Update KB4501375, released on June 27, will update version 1903 to build 18362.207. This CU contains a number of bug fixes, see full list. Cumulative Update KB4509475 Windows 10 v1607 Also Anniversary Update, Windows 10 version 1607 got a Cumulative Update on June 27. KB4509475 will upgrade version

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