Posted on April 7th, 2017 at 06:25 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Thorough discussion of the features by Paul Krill at InfoWorld.
Rollout info from Martin Brinkman on ghacks.net
Posted on April 6th, 2017 at 13:03 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Why and how to block the latest version of the last version of Windows, 1703.
See InfoWorld Woody on Windows
Posted on April 5th, 2017 at 15:47 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Even on the “Basic” setting, Win10 Creators Update still sends 1,966 individual pieces of data to the Microsoft mother ship.
At least, now we have some documentation.
InfoWorld Woody on Windows
Posted on April 5th, 2017 at 15:23 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Of course, Microsoft’s upgrading / Update Assistant doesn’t get the terminology right. I ran this on an Anniversary Update machine – version 1607, build 14393. It offers to upgrade me to version 15063. That’s version 1703, build 15063, but nevermind.
I think you’re crazy if you upgrade to Creators Update on a production machine. But if you really want to play with it, start here.
Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Posted on April 5th, 2017 at 09:12 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
I’ll have more as I get a chance to step through the details, but the post this morning from Brian Lich is a decided step in the right direction.
That latter article duplicates some info that we’ve known for quite a while. See the info I posted earlier in 5 Fatal flaws that dog the new Windows 10.
Thx to Peter Bright at Ars Technica.
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 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 3rd, 2017 at 09:49 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
StatCounter reports Android has overtaken Windows for the first time in internet usage. Meanwhile Win10 usage nudges upward while Edge slips – and Win10 now outdraws Win7 in the US. Big changes. But take the statistics with several grains of salt.
Details in Info World Woody on Windows.