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    ISSUE 19.51 • 2022-12-19 PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Every vendor brought us a lump of coal. No matter which platform you use, we are closing out a y
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    • #2509866

      S mode was yet another failed Microsoft experiment to provide a locked-down and secure operating environment by allowing only software from the Microsoft Store to install, on the grounds that Microsoft would validate the security of everything in the store.

      On what basis is S mode, still being deployed after five years, deemed a “failed experiment”?

      Pro: Windows 10 in S mode is more secure

      Pro: Ideal for large-scale enterprise and education deployments

      Other reasons to use Windows 10 in S mode include longer battery life, faster boot times and consistent performance.

      Windows 10 in S mode: Pros and cons

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1192 + Microsoft 365/Edge

      • #2509883

        Many actually deployed as one data point.

        In the 11 era it’s only offered in the home ski not for enterprises.  If it truly was successful it would have made it to businesses as an option.

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        • #2509888

          Do you have any figures showing it’s not successful?

          S mode is a feature-limited edition of Windows 10 designed primarily for low-end devices in the education market. It has a faster initial setup and login process, and allows devices to be provisioned using a USB drive with the “Set Up School PCs” app.

          S Mode — Wikipedia

          Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1192 + Microsoft 365/Edge

          • #2509935

            That’s old facts focusing on 10.  Now flip over to 11.  The fact that it’s not being sold to Windows Enterprises.

            Do you have any stats that it’s actually USED anywhere?  I don’t see it in the school deployments I’m familiar with.

             

             

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

          • #2509936

            Do you have any figures showing it’s not successful?

            How about Microsoft’s options?

            In the 11 era it’s only offered in the home ski not for enterprises. If it truly was successful it would have made it to businesses as an option.

             

            Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
            We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2509907

      in support of your hesitancy re: win11, this is from Broadband newsgroup, which has been around for decades, originally started (by Steve Bass, PCWorld) to support broadband internet use.  Darryl Gittins is current moderator, I believe works in IT for a Canadian company

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      “Anyone else use Novabench? I find it’s a quick way to get an idea of a system’s overall performance.

      I ran it on my Surface Book 2 before and after installing W11. The system’s overall performance has been horrible since and the Novabench scans corroborate that:

      win11-table

      I can insert the table if someone explains how to do it.)

      It’s hard to believe that EVERYTHING would be so dramatically affected.

      I’ve been hoping to see a patch that might resolve this but there’s been no change.

      I’ve seen this stunningly detrimental effect on three systems now.

      Beware of W11.

      Darryl”

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    • #2510295

      Recent Windows Server platforms got recent out-of-band December 20 updates to fix some Windows Server Hyper-V VM problems:

      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pushes-emergency-fix-for-windows-server-hyper-v-vm-issues/

      now the 2022 patching year comes to a close for both client & server Windows OSes

    • #2510636

      Took them 2+ months to announce that 🙂

      KB5022661 – Windows support for the Azure Code Signing program

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