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March 31, 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

banner page for 2020 MVP Summit

Reflections on Virtual MVP Summit 2020

For the past three mornings, I’ve been sitting at my desk, headset on, staring at my left-hand 27″ monitor. That’s where I’ve got Teams running, and where the Windows 10 related sessions at this year’s MVP Summit run their courses. I blogged about Teams itself as part of this experience yesterday. Today, my thoughts are

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.

General settings for MS PowerToys.

Getting Into PowerToys

Learning that there’s a new shortcut key item in the PowerToys collection, I quickly realize I need to learn how to drive the UI before I can do anything useful. Sigh.

PKI Solutions MSKB search form

Old MS KB Articles + WayBack Machine = MS KB Archive

When a Microsoft-focused software development and services company notices that older articles are disappearing from the Microsoft Knowledge Base collection, they take action to create an MS KB Archive to rescue them from oblivion. Good work!

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