The excellent GitHub project Driver Store Explorer gets an update to version V.0.11.42. If you have it installed, get current; if you don’t have it installed, it’s worth getting to know (and using occasionally, to keep the Driver Store slimmed down).
Three different PowerToys stories pop at around the same time: a new release, a user input survey on upcoming tools, and a “functional spec” for Video/Image capture. Good stuff!
Fuzzing is a technique that deliberately generates randomized inputs to code under test, and seeks to exercise (and violate) all possible code paths. This makes it a peachy technology for automated testing. MS has made its fuzz testing tools Open Source, which is big news.
Microsoft’s increasingly active and supportive presence in the Open Source community gets its own website, too. Check it out at opensource.microsoft.com. Good stuff abounding there!
To my astonishment and delight the PowerToys team has fixed ALL of the installer oddities I’ve reported in its latest release v0.19.2. You can now sit back, relax, and it takes of itself on its own. Good stuff!
The amazing Ventoy bootable installer tool version 1.0.15 got released to GitHub on July 9, 2020. You’ll want to grab a copy at your earliest convenience. This release can build a GPT formatted environment, with its usual tiny boot partition (32 MB FAT EFI VTOYEFI partition) and use the rest of the media for a
Now that Windows 10 Version 2004 is publicly released, Microsoft also offers free, ready-to-run developer evaluation versions of Windows 10 Enterprise in VM form for VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and Parallels. Good stuff!
If you want to update PowerToys, be warned that some applications may need to let go of files that its installer touches during installation. That means you’ll sometimes be asked to close such applications before the update runs to completion.
Ed Bott, a globally known tech writer and author, described last week on ZDNet how Microsoft helped him to install Ubuntu Linux. Quoting Mr. Bott: Anyone who aspires to understand the modern computing landscape should have some experience with platforms other than the one they use regularly because a lot of what you see in
With the latest version of PowerToys, Microsoft has added a “check for updates” button to its Settings page. This makes it easier than ever to keep the toolset current. I’m a proponent of even further automation, as I explain further…