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Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 31 2019


It’s holiday/summer vacation season in Europe and America. Thus, apart from some Windows and Office upgrades and updates there was not much going on this past week. That makes the Week 31 Newsbytes a quick read this time around!

MSDN Magazine story ends, last issue in November 2019

Here’s a quote from an MSDN special announcement:

After more than three decades providing technical guidance to the community of Microsoft developers, MSDN Magazine will publish its last issue in November. All previous issues will be archived and available online.

All current subscribers will be refunded based on time remaining on their subscription after the last issue is published.

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18950 (version 20H1)

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC:
– Insiders may notice some references to “Cloud download” relating to PC reset or refresh. This feature isn’t available and working quite yet. We’ll let you know once it is, so you can try it out!
– Fixed: an issue where ctfmon.exe might crash if clicking the input mode indicator in the taskbar to switch the Japanese IME between modes.
– Fixed: an issue where pasting from clipboard history (WIN+V) wouldn’t work when using the Bopomofo IME.
– Fixed: an issue resulting in hanja conversion not working for the updated Korean IME when typing in certain apps.
– Fixed: an issue that could result in the OneNote app intermittently acting as if the Ctrl key was pressed when it wasn’t.

Full details on Insider Blog, discussion about the build on Ten Forums.

Office 365 Monthly Channel version 1907 build 11901.20176

Office Monthly Channel got upgraded to build 11901.2017. It contains minor new features and various bugs and performance fixes.

Read more: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/monthly-channel-2019

New Office Insider version 1908 Fast Ring build 11929.20002

Build 11929.20002 contains some nice features, likje sensitivity lables. Quote from release notes:

New feature: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents

You asked for it! Keep your documents, worksheets, presentations, and emails compliant with your organization’s information protection policies by applying sensitivity labels.

You no longer need to manually apply encryption, or manually insert headers or footers into documents to state how sensitive they are, for example. Now, all you need to do is apply a Sensitivity label (like “General” or “Highly Confidential”), and the Microsoft Information Protection platform will do the rest (based on policies IT administrators create).

Release notes: https://insider.office.com/en-us/releasenotes/pc/fast

That’s it. Have a great 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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