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July 5, 2020

Opinion

Panoply of MS Skills from MS Blog post

Microsoft Effort Aims to Reskill 25 Million People

To give back to the global community and help individuals coping with job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, MS is launching an ambitious effort to provide free training to help 25 million individuals reskill for jobs in IT. Great move!

New channel names for Insider Settings appear

New Insider Release Names Appear in WU

Earlier this month, MS announced new terminology for levels of participation in its Insider program — namely, Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel. As of June 29, those Channels are now visible, ready for you to tune in!

UASP results left, BOT results right

UASP Outperforms BOT Significantly

When a long-time subscriber points out that my NVMe device throughput results were way under expected values, I realize I took that drive for a ride on the wrong bus. UASP beats BOT every time with fast storage devices. I shoulda known…

MS Store app logo

Microsoft Store Goes Completely Virtual

The brick-and-mortal Microsoft Store locations around the world are closing, as the company shifts its retail focus entirely online. Already shuttered because of the pandemic this decision makes good business sense. I’m still sorry to lose a favorite digital playground.

Warning: There may be some impediments to installation of new PowerToys versions.

Thoughts on Updating PowerToys (Preview)

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.

Strange Local Security Authority bug forces restart (Source: BleepingComputer.com)

Windows 10 2004 Gotcha Forces System Reboot

A fair number of Windows 10 2004 users are reporting that some PC’s are experiencing an LSASS (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service crash. It forces a reboot within 60 seconds of its occurrence. Ouch!

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