With the release of Build 20170 to the Dev Channel, the Settings icon gets a new look in Windows 10. The lead-in graphic comes straight from the 20170 announcement blog post, and shows dark and light versions of the new icon.
The 20161 release announcement says clicking on System in Control Panel now opens Settings/System/About. It works that way on one of my test machines (Lenovo X380 Yoga). On the other (Lenovo X220 Tablet) the System applet still opens. Weird.
Two new critical and important vulnerabilities for Windows Codes, and get CVE IDs 2020-1425 and -1457. What makes the updates that fix them interesting is that, for the time being, they come from the MS Store.
The brick-and-mortal Microsoft Store locations around the world are closing, as the company shifts its retail focus entirely online. Already shuttered because of the pandemic this decision makes good business sense. I’m still sorry to lose a favorite digital playground.
Although the news has been out since June 2017, it bears repeating that Adobe Flash Player hits EOL on 12/31/2020. Chrome and Firefox no longer support it, as its days are increasingly (and smaller) numbered.
The yyHn label for Windows 10 versions goes official as 20H2 for the upcoming Insider programs Beta Channel release (aka Build 19042.330). All hail Windows 10, version 20H2.
With each new Feature Upgrade, MS retires some features (called removals). It also signals features scheduled for later removal (called deprecations). Here are the lists for both kinds of items for Windows 10 Version 2004, released earlier this week.
Windows 10 Version 2004 gets off to an interesting start with 10 (yes, that’s TEN) issues on its “Known Issues” list. This will explain why many people won’t get an offer to upgrade from WU for a while. That’s OK: you have multiple ways to force the upgrade, if you want to.
Windows 10 Version 2004 arrived on May 27, right in the middle of the predicted May 26-28 range. After an initial bobble with the Update Assistant, everything appears to be working OK — so far, anyway.
Oho! Here’s an interesting information item, courtesy of the Windows 10 Minimum Hardware Requirements at Microsoft Docs. See Section 3.0 “Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 for desktop editions.” Note: this lengthy, detailed document shows its current publication date as 05/02/2017 as I write this article. However, it has surely been updated since then, because