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Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

  • Patch Lady – what’s a GUID

    Posted on October 9th, 2020 at 21:56 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So the other day Microsoft indicated that they will be slightly changing the release notes – better known as knowledge base or KB’s as we often call them.

    The KB ID will now be in the link and there will be a new thing in it that will look a little strange.

    It’s called a GUID or Globally Unique Identifier.  This is a unique number or value that is used to identify something.  You can actually generate your own for various things.

    It is a 128-bit integer number used to identify resources. The term GUID is generally used by developers working with Microsoft technologies, while UUID is used everywhere else.

    Bottom line if starting next week when we get the October updates you see a funky thing like “b8a2d0c6-a297-4ed2-b59b-9ccc0ad35eca” on the last part of the URL (or uniform resource locator), just be aware that this is new.