Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 17:29 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Looking for a friend…
Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 16:49 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Excellent article from Jez Corden at Windows Central:
Windows 10 Mobile should’ve been Microsoft’s bridge to the future — not an afterthought… Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is pointless without a mobile component… For the Windows Store to be anything more than an extra hoop to access services available on the desktop web, UWP needs a mobile endpoint. Otherwise, UWP might as well be thrown onto the scrapheap along with Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft’s vague non-committal comments, the odd leaks we get, and Windows 10 Mobile Fast ring updates simply aren’t enough to convince developers, consumers, or the wider tech media, that those scalable UWP apps have more value than Win32 or web solutions. And without confidence in UWP, the entire proposition falls apart. Windows as a Service will flop along with it.
Well worth reading.
Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 14:04 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Don’t install anything!
Surface Pro 4 customers complain about weird flicker – even post photos – but no response from MicrosoftPosted on April 4th, 2017 at 13:55 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
It’s starting to sound a lot like Surface Pro 3 batterygate, and the SP3’s second batterygate.
InfoWorld Woody on Windows.
Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 10:17 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Last time I checked my watch, it was 2017. Last time I looked at my test machine, tied to a very old @outlook.com account, here’s what I saw:
Could somebody tell me how, in this day and age, a spam message like that could make it all the way to an @outlook.com address, break through, and get displayed in Windows 10 Creators Update’s Mail application?
Sorry, folks. I’ll take Gmail any day of the week.
Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 10:05 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
It’s the first Tuesday of the month. You no doubt know the drill.
In the next few hours, Microsoft will likely issue a big bunch of “Optional” Office updates. You don’t want to install them. Of course.
If you followed my directions for installing the March patches, your system is already set to block updates. If you didn’t follow those directions, you should make sure Automatic Update is turned off.
In Windows 7 click Start > Control Panel. In Win 8.1, press Win-X and choose Control Panel. Click System and Security. Under Windows Update, click the link marked “Turn automatic updating on or off.” Make sure Windows Update is set to “Never check for updates (not recommended).”
In Windows 10, the situation’s a bit more complex, but I have full details in the InfoWorld article Woody’s Win10Tip: Block forced Windows updates. Short version: With Win10 Pro, bring up gpedit, click Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update. On the right, double-click Configure Automatic Updates. At the top of the resulting settings box, choose Disabled, click OK, and close out of the Group Policy editor. Reboot and you’re done. With Win10 Home, if you’re on a Wi-Fi connection, set it to metered (see the article). If you’re on Win10 Home and you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, your options are considerably more complex.
Let’s wait and see what surprises this month will bring.