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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 26/2019

Cumulative Update KB4501375 Windows 10 v1903

Cumulative Update KB4501375, released on June 27, will update version 1903 to build 18362.207. This CU contains a number of bug fixes, see full list.

Cumulative Update KB4509475 Windows 10 v1607

Also Anniversary Update, Windows 10 version 1607 got a Cumulative Update on June 27. KB4509475 will upgrade version 1607 to build 14393.3056). The CU fixes a few issues in 1607 for those still using it. Read more.

Office Insider version 1907 fast build 11819.20002

On June 24, Office Insiders got a new Fast Ring build. Read more about new features and bug fixes on Ten Forums.

Cortana Beta app for Windows 10 now in Microsoft Store

Microsoft has presented new Cortana app. available in Microsoft Store. This is a logical step after Microsoft earlier separated Cortana from Windows Search. At the moment I recommend to wait with installing it; some users are reporting that while Cortana app replaces built-in Cortana, it does not work and can’t be uninstalled. Read more.

OneDrive Personal Vault introduced

Microsoft has introduced new, more secure OneDrive Personal Vault and new OneDrive storage plans.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive that you can only access with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS.1 Your locked files in Personal Vault have an extra layer of security, keeping them more secured in the event that someone gains access to your account or your device

Full story: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/06/25/onedrive-personal-vault-added-security-onedrive-additional-storage/

Windows 10 version 1903 / 19H1 starting slow

AdDuplex Windows 10 report published this week shows Windows 10 version 1903 / 19H1 (May 2019 Update) is going quite slowly forward. At the moment, almost 60% of users are still using version 1803, while version 1903 only has a six percent share.

AdDuplex Report for June 2019

Windows Terminal Preview

New Windows Terminal Preview was released this week. Read our story: Windows Terminal Preview

Original Windows Insider Team Lead Gabe Aul has left Microsoft

Gabe Aul, the original Windows Insider team lead, has left Microsoft for Facebook. Read more.


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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