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Daily Archives: September 3, 2020

  • Microsoft releases the “optional, non-security, C/D/E Week” patch for Win10 version 2004

    Posted on September 3rd, 2020 at 17:00 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft just dropped the last “optional, non-security” August patch for a still-breathing Win10 version.

    Yep, the “optional, non-security, C/D/E Week” patch, KB 4571744, is now available via Windows Update – if you click the Download and install link.

    And look. At. All. The. Changes. I do believe that’s the longest list of changes in a Windows update that I’ve ever seen.

    Here’s the one I was waiting for:

    Addresses an issue that causes the Optimize Drives dialog to incorrectly report that previously optimized drives need to be optimized again.

    Microsoft’s way late in the game for Preview patches – Patch Tuesday is five days away – but at least we’re going to get a little bit of out-of-the-box testing.

    Of course you don’t want it. Of course.

  • Microsoft salaries

    Posted on September 3rd, 2020 at 05:15 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A real eye-opener.

    David Gershgorn on OneZero reports on a fascinating self-reported collection of salary statistics for Microsoft. Based on 310 entries submitted in the past year (again, I emphasize, this is self-reported):

    Based on this year’s respondents, the average entry-level engineer or program manager will have a total compensation of $125,665. A vast majority (87%) of that will come from an average base salary of $111,096, with an average cash award of $10,701 and stock award of $3,867.

    The numbers go up rapidly.

    At level 64, which includes only 11 of the respondents, salary counted for only 72% of an average total compensation of $234,249.

    Shoulda woulda coulda.