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  • Patch Lady – anyone else getting 2004?

    Just when I think I understand the consumer updating experience…. I didn’t click to approve to install this.

    Now I did go into the update settings last night to check some settings and the 2004 was set to be approved to install.

    Current status as of July 22, 2020
    Windows 10, version 2004 is available for users with devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909, who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. We are now starting a new phase in our rollout. Using the machine learning-based (ML-based) training we have done so far, we are increasing the number of devices selected to update automatically to Windows 10, version 2004 that are approaching end of service. We will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.
    This on my Lenovo Thinkpad with cellular.  But I still don’t see that 2004 should have been pushed like this.  Anyone else seeing 2004 on their machines and you didn’t “check for updates”?  I was on 1909.
  • August patching: One less thing to worry about


    By Susan Bradley

    We may have numerous events keeping us awake at night — COVID-19, fires, hurricanes, elections, and more — but August patching isn’t one of them.

    The Windows and Office updates I installed on my business and personal systems were well mannered: no printing issues, no blue screens of death, no major hiccups! It’s nice to have a break from month after month of patching issues.

    Microsoft decided that enterprises need a break, too. It’s once again pushing off Windows 10 1803’s end of life (more info). The final security updates for business editions of Version 1803 will now be released on May 11, 2021 — not November 10, 2020.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.34.0 (2020-08-31).