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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 24/2019

This week was quite quiet, mostly because Microsoft’s E3 2019 Expo was held in Los Angeles. New Windows Insider Fast Ring build The Windows Insider team released build 18917 to the Fast Ring on June 12. This build presents a new method for Delivery Optimization, allowing uses to limit bandwidth used by Windows Update and

Auf Wiedersehen, Windows To Go

In a Windows Marketing Field Advisory post, dated yesterday June 15, Microsoft announced that Windows To Go is now deprecated: Windows To Go is no longer being developed. This feature in the Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be started from a

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 23/2019

New Fast + Skip Release 18912 20H1 On Wednesday (June 5), Windows Insider team released Fast Ring build 18912. This build contains no new features, but fixes  a number of bugs. See all fixes and known issues on TenForums. Azure and Oracle join clouds As we explained here on Win10.guru, Oracle databases and applications can

Chinese Military Seeks Windows OS Alternative

Seems like China is looking for ways to do its own computing thing, independent of the west. Some of this is being forced upon them, as with Huawei’s recent decision to accelerate development of a Windows replacement code-named Hongmeng (see Week 22 Newsbytes for more info).That move comes as Microsoft has stopped licensing Windows to

Oracle and Azure join clouds

Today Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership. This allows Oracle software to run on Azure. Here’s a quote from the press release: Enterprises can now seamlessly connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database. By enabling customers to run one part of a workload within Azure and

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 22/2019

Lots of fascinating Windows activity this week, including various releases and updates, and even some industry news, action, and anti-news. New Fast + Skip Release 18908 20H1 On Thursday (May 29), MS dropped a new Fast Ring + Skipahead Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview: Version 20H1, Build 18908.1000. Reports from the field and user experiences

3 MS VPs at Computex

MS Talks About Modern OS at Computex 2019

Computex is an annual trade show held in Taiwan. It’s sponsored in part by local industry ( through the Taipei Computer Association) and in part by the Taiwanese government (through its Taiwan External Trade Development Council, aka TAITRA). Much to my surprise, I learned from its Wikipedia article that the show has been going on

Windows 10 May 2019 Update released today

Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update half an hour ago. Quoting official Windows blog: How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update Beginning today, the May 2019 Update is available for customers who would like to install the latest release. If you are ready to install the update, open your Windows Update settings

PowerToys Returning to Windows 10

Last week, Ms unveiled a GitHub repository named PowerToys. Though that repository has no releases just yet, the overview mentions (and links to) the Windows 95 era PowerToys project (Wikipedia), and announces a planned reboot for later this year (Summer 2019). First in the planned series of upcoming PowerToys rebooted will be: + Maximize to

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