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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

Microsoft partners fighting new terms

Microsoft has changed the terms of its Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) agreement. In a single big blow, MPN members are losing certain key benefits. A petition was launched on July 7, 2019, Quoting the petition on Change.org: In announcing these changes it’s clear Microsoft is going to war with its Partners. The Partners who have

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 27/2019

Microsoft: new upgrade servicing method Microsoft introduces a new servicing method, used for the first time in the  Windows 10 version 19H2 pre-release Insider Slow Ring build 183362.10000: The next feature update for Windows 10 (known in the Windows Insider Program as 19H2) will be a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise

Windows Insider UUP upgrade – Does it work for you?

Microsoft changed its Windows feature upgrade delivery method late in 2016, Windows 10 Insider Build 14986 was the first feature upgrade delivered using the UUP (Unified Update Platform) method. The idea of UUP is to deliver a differential upgrade, and only download what’s needed for a full feature upgrade, not downloading and installing those parts

First Windows Insider 19H2 build released

The Windows Insider team released its first pre-release build for version 19H2 (1909) yesterday, July 1. This build was released using a new servicing and update method, one that’s similar to traditional Cumulative Updates as we reported earlier. Here’s a relevant snippet from the Windows Insider blog: Today, we are talking about the next steps

Microsoft: Evolving Windows 10 Servicing

Microsoft pronounced yesterday (July 1) about a new servicing and quality policy for their next feature release 19H2. This announcement confirms what we have speculated here on Win10.guru in earlier posts –namely, that 19H2 will not get many if any new features, it being rather a “service pack” release. The next feature update for Windows