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Daily Archives: June 5, 2019

  • How-To Geek: Microsoft still isn’t testing Win10 1909 (or 19H2)

    Posted on June 5th, 2019 at 14:27 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Chris Hoffman at How-To Geek laments the fact that Microsoft hasn’t even started testing the next version of Windows 10:

    These big Windows updates are generally finalized the month before release, which means Windows 10’s October 2019 Update should be finalized in September 2019. Microsoft has less than four months to go before the latest build is stabilized and we haven’t heard anything about it yet.

    Microsoft has responded by saying, basically, don’t worry about it. We have it well in hand.

    I’ve been saying for – what? – six months now that the next version of Win10 will just be a big cumulative update. I don’t expect any worthwhile feature changes. Except Microsoft will have to put at least one feature change in there so they can justify calling it a “feature update.” And they have every incentive to make 1909 super-stable, because they’ll continue to support it (Enterprise and Academic versions) for 30 months.

    I’m not complaining, mind you. I think MS should go through a couple more no-new-feature “updates” and hit us with a long-overdue Service Pack.

  • Patch Lady – I like 1903

    Posted on June 5th, 2019 at 11:25 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just the other day on CSOOnline I showcased the new security features in 1903.  I really like 1903 and (fingers crossed) I’m hopeful it will be the one we all soon settle on.  Notice the word soon.  I’m still not ready to install it on the office computers.  Test computers have it now, production machines, not yet.

    Until then keep an eye on the security enhancements and — newsflash – that sandbox feature only needs Pro to be enabled.