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Daily Archives: February 26, 2019

  • Bott: New UK-based study shows Win10 Home users are “baffled by updates”

    Posted on February 26th, 2019 at 09:43 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Credit: In Control with no Control: Perceptions and Reality of Windows 10 Home Edition Update Features (PDF)

    I can’t imagine why…

    Ed Bott has a new article at ZDNet that goes over the details

    users don’t understand how often updates are delivered, nor do they appreciate the difference between monthly quality updates and semi-annual feature updates.

    I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

    survey respondents think that the Windows 10 update approach is an improvement over that found in previous Windows versions. Among participants who had experience with earlier Windows versions 53 percent reported they felt updating Windows 10 is easier, versus only 8 percent who found the process more difficult.

    a majority of respondents agreed that the Windows 10 update process causes fewer interruptions than in previous versions

    I’d sure like an opportunity to sit down with those people. And carry a big stick.

  • MS easing transition from Win7 to Win10 by bringing ATP to Win7

    Posted on February 26th, 2019 at 05:42 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It took ’em a while, but Microsoft is now making ATP ( = Advanced Threat Protection) available to Win7 and 8.1 machines in corporate networks.

    Per Gregg Keizer in Computerworld:

    Windows Defender ATP is a service that detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, then follows up to investigate the attack or breach and provides response recommendations and attack remediation. Software baked into Windows 10 detects attacks, while a central management console allows IT administrators to monitor the status of covered devices and react if necessary. Adding the EDR client software to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs gives enterprise IT the same visibility into those machines as it has had into Windows 10 systems.

    Windows Defender ATP is a component within the most expensive Windows 10 licenses, such as those provided by the subscription-based Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 E5.

    The decision to add devices powered by those operating systems [Win7, 8.1] was first announced a year ago.

    Think of ATP on Win7 as a way to ease the migration from Win7 to Win10 in large enterprise networks. Most of you won’t be concerned.