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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

Insider Upgrade issues – What’s going on, Insider Team?

Over the past few months, Windows Insider Fast Ring upgrades have been almost exclusively bug fixes. Thus, it would have been easy to deliver them through cumulative updates instead of full feature upgrades. That’s because the 20H1 Insider builds have contained practically no new features. What makes this problematic is that at the same time,

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!

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

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 25/2019

Week 25 Newsbytes include new Insider Preview release info, a CU for 1809, and previews for MS infrastructure/admin items. We also learn about the Windows Terminal preview, a delay for 19H2 previews, and MS acks when upgrades get blocked.

Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18917 released

Microsoft released its Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18917 on Tuesday, June 18. It is the first preview build for Windows Server version 20H1. Windows Server vNext is available in both Standard and Datacenter editions. I’ve been playing with the Standard Core now for two days, and have found nothing to complain about. As it’s