MS quickly clarifies that while its future focus for WU will be on security-related items, it will continue to provide non-security patches and fixes once a month as part of its cumulative Patch Tuesday releases. Good to know!
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
Only a few weeks ago, I wrote about Windows Insider program still being without a team leader, five months after Dona Sarkar was removed from that post. But today, the wait is over: Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer at Microsoft announced today that Amanda Langowski will be the new Insider team lead: Very pumped to
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
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.
With Build 19569 UWP apps get the “Fluent Design” treatment. The result is a snazzier and more visually appealing Start Menu and desktop. Good oh!
MS has started pushing patches to those who signed up and paid for Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7. One small thing went unannounced, though: those buyers must apply KB4538483 manually to receive such updates (and Office updates, too).
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.
On January 30, the Microsoft Update Catalog received a number of new Intel Microcode update items. These address CPU-level hardware vulnerabilities in most PCs, and are worth installing.
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!