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March 30, 2020

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Starting May WU Offers Security Updates Only

In recognition of “the public health” situation, MS will pause publishing its optional non-security releases starting in May. This is discussed in an item dated March 24, entitled “Timing for upcoming optional C and D releases” at the Windows Message Center (MS DOCs). The optional C and D releases represent classifications for updates that fix

Spring-Clean Your PC In 3 Steps

At least once a year, it’s a good idea to clean up your PC to get rid of unused or unwanted programs, and make sure everything’s up-to-date. Here’s how that process worked for me.

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Scaling Up Microsoft Teams for WFH

As I attend the Microsoft MVP Summit 2020, we’re all using Teams to conduct a pretty major conference. Everybody’s learning a LOT more about how Teams works, and where the gotchas are, too.

KB4497165 covers CPUs from 2011 through 2019

KB4497165 Intel Microcode Updates Cover Mixed Bag

If you’ve got a PC with a Sandy Bridge (mobile, E, or EP), Denverton, Valley View, or Whiskey Lake U CPU, you’ll want to install KB4497165. Oh, and you must be running Windows 10 1903 or 1909, too. Doesn’t work with Insider Preview versions.

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