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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 24/2019

This week was quite quiet, mostly because Microsoft’s E3 2019 Expo was held in Los Angeles.

New Windows Insider Fast Ring build

The Windows Insider team released build 18917 to the Fast Ring on June 12. This build presents a new method for Delivery Optimization, allowing uses to limit bandwidth used by Windows Update and the Microsoft Store. Maximum bandwidth can be set separately for Store and WU. Build 18917 also brings some improvements to Narrator, and a new WSL 2, version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Read more on Ten Forums: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/134645-new-windows-10-insider-preview-fast-skip-build-18917-20h1-june-12-a.html

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1903

Cumulative update KB4503293, Windows 10 version 1903 18362.175 (released June 11) addresses a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections between Windows and Bluetooth devices that are not secure. It also contains security updates for a number of Windows services and features. Ed Tittel wrote about the Bluetooth issue here on Win10.guru.

Read more.

Dying Windows 10 Mobile got an update!

Somewhat surprising, the soon-to-be-gone-and-forgotten Windows 10 Mobile OS got an update on June 11: KB4505390 Update for Windows 10 Mobile (OS Build 15254.572). The Release notes say nothing about what improvements or fixes it contains.

Windows To Go deprecated

Microsoft announced on June 15 that Windows To Go is / will be deprecated. Read our story for more information.

Updates for Microsoft apps for iOS and Android

This week saw many updates for Microsoft apps for iOS and one for Android:
New Mixer app version 4.5.1 for iOS
New Microsoft OneDrive app version 10.70 for iOS
New Microsoft Whiteboard version 19.10521.2 for iOS
New Microsoft To-Do app 1.58 version for iOS
New Your Phone Companion app 3.5.1 version for Android

Microsoft E3 in Los Angeles

The 2019 E3 Expo was held in Los Angeles, June 11 to 13. According to TechRadar.com, the biggest E3 game highlights include Cyberpunk 2077 starring Keanu Reeves, new hardware care of the Xbox Project Scarlett specs, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Halo Infinite and a new Avengers game to name a few.

Full story on TechRadar.

That’s it this week!


Author: Kari Finn

A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.

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