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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

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 21/2019

No new Windows Insider builds this week. So, let’s look at other Windows news this week. Windows 10 May 2019 Update released Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 19H1) on Tuesday, May 21. At the moment, 19H1 is not pushed to users, but those users wanting to upgrade will find it in

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 20/2019

New Insider build On Wednesday, May 15, the Windows Insider team released a new Fast Ring build. Apart from Task Manager now showing the disk type (SSD or HDD), build 18898 does not contain any notable changes or new features. Read more on Ten Forums: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/132640-new-windows-10-insider-preview-fast-skip-build-18898-20h1-may-15-a.html Insider Dev Tour 2019 dates & locations announced The

Intel Discloses Another Serious Chip-Level Vulnerability

At the outset of 2018, the Windows community reeled in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Recently, Intel has disclosed a new set of chip-level vulnerabilities. On May 14, the company published a support bulletin entitled “Side Channel Vulnerability Microarchitectural Data Sampling.” According to many security experts and Windows watchers — see this

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 19/2019

New Insider Builds 18894 and 18895 This week, we saw an unexpected flurry of Insider Preview releases, including Fast Ring + Skipahead Build 18894 on Wednesday, May 8, followed in short order by Build 18895 on Friday, May 10. But where 18894 brought lots of changes, 18895 brought only a few. Looks like the pace

Weekly Windows Newsbytes – Week 17/2019

Microsoft third company to pass $1 trillion market value On Thursday, April 25th, Microsoft became the third US company to cross the $1 trillion (£774 billion / €897) market value threshold , after Apple and Amazon.  Here’s more from BBC Business News on this topic: Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation New Security Baseline for

May 2019 Update Hits Release Preview

Earlier today, Brandon LeBlanc posted a release notice for the version of Windows 10 formerly known as 1903. Now, it’s called the May 2019 Update. The bits are available to the Release Preview ring. Looks like that’s what I’ve also got on my formerly Fast Ring, now Slow Ring, PC. It’s Build 18362.30. It ‘s

MS Ups Win10 Tally to 800M

Microsoft recently upped its tally of Windows 10 users to 800 million, after a year or more at the 700 million level. They’re already behind on hitting the 1 Billion mark, but should get there eventually.

Whoa! WU Now Cleans Up After Itself

Microsoft Support has just reported that you may see the message “We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure” in the future. What this means, and what to do about it.

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