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.
Certain PCs — especially those with older Intel internal GPUs — may experience a black screen when using Windows 10’s built-in Remote Desktop (RDP) facility. This applies to PCs acting as RDP servers and those acting as RDP clients, according to MS.
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.
As we reported here at Win10.Guru earlier, the Windows Terminal Preview was released a few weeks ago. I must say I like it very much, it has replaced my PowerShell, PowerShell Core, WSL, and Command Prompt. In fact, I use it now exclusively whenever I need to work with a command-line interface in Windows. In
Weird! On a newer Z170 mobo PC I can’t access my dual drive dock via UASP; on an older Dell XPS 2720 it works without a hitch. Looking for clues!
I explore NirSoft’s BatteryInfoView, and learn a lot about the state of my various laptop batteries. Great tool!
Certain PCs running 1809 may experience a 60-second delay if a USB-C device is unplugged or plugged in during a transition to sleep or shutdown. The fix is simple: don’t do that!