Sorry readers, this weekly Windows news recap is running a little behind schedule. Kari had some personal matters to attend to this weekend and I got distracted by family matters yesterday, even though I agreed to take this up on his behalf. Again: our apologies to make you wait. Here’s last week’s recap! New Insider
Everybody, even Microsoft, knows that the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 fall far short of providing a positive user experience. Another, new MS Docs item provides more useful guidance on minimum hardware configs. Let’s compare and contrast them, OK?
On July 16, Microsoft announced it is starting to push 1903 out to 1803 users via Windows Update. For companies that manage their own update servers, this means planning for 1903 deployment on or before November 10/12, 2019.
NewsBytes for Week 28, 2019, include info about a new Fast + Skipahead Insider Preview, Patch Tuesday stuff, a reversal of an unpopular new MS Partner Program policy, and upcoming changes to the MS Services Agreement that kick in next month. Enjoy!
The latest Cumulative Update for May 2019 Windows 10 Update (aka 1903) showed items transitioning from Microsoft’s Known Issues list to the Resolved Issues list. This not only demonstrates progress: it also indicates WU will be offering 1903 to a broader audience as well.
Gabe Aul, the original lead for Microsoft’s Windows Insider team has left the company. Aul led the team from its very beginning until the 1st of June, 2016. A few hours ago, Aul tweeted that today is his first working day at Facebook: Today is my first day as a Facebook employee. After more than
Week 25 Newsbytes include new Insider Preview release info, a CU for 1809, and previews for MS infrastructure/admin items. We also learn about the Windows Terminal preview, a delay for 19H2 previews, and MS acks when upgrades get blocked.
While performing a clean install of the most recent Windows Insider build (18922), I noticed something I really dislike. I do not like the way Microsoft is making the option to set up Windows 10 using a local offline account more and more obscure. What’s worst is that they are doing it on purpose. I
To answer the question in the title, I must tell you that no one knows for sure. Since we Fast Ring Insiders jumped a build to test preview versions of version 20H1, still a year away, the Slow Ring users who should be testing 19H2 have not seen a single build. At the same time,
Here’s an interesting note from the Windows Support team. Dated June 11, 2019, it coincides with the “Patch Tuesday” updates for Windows 10 that month. The title explains things: “Some Bluetooth devices may fail to pair or connect after applying June 11, 2019 or later updates.” In simpler terms, this means that recent security updates