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MSIX Packaging Tool Now Supports Apps that Require Restarts

Development for Microsoft’s next generation packaging and modern software distribution tool is continuing. This month’s release delivers a much requested ability to handle applications that require restarting the computer. Essentially, if an app forces a reboot of the computer during installation, the packager will restart in the same place once the computer is restarted and the packag...

What to Expect When a Specific WSUS Synchronization Endpoint is Decommissioned on July 8

On Monday, July 8, Microsoft will decommission one of its synchronization servers. Failover to the new architecture is available, but organizations that are still connecting to the old endpoint may experience a slowdown in the initial sync. According to Microsoft… On Monday, July 8th, the WSUS synchronization endpoint fe2.update.microsoft.com will be fully decommissioned and no longer reacha...

July 2019 Microsoft Non-security Updates Available Today

If you’re still updating Office apps that are installed completely local using MSIs, there’s a few updates for you today. Office 2016 Update for Microsoft Access 2016 (KB4462237) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4032236) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4464582) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4464595) Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack (KB4475515) Updat...

September’s Streamlined Windows 10 Feature Update will Deliver and Install Just Like Any Other Update

Microsoft is continuing to improve its delivery and installation process for Windows 10. Those that choose to install the May 2019 update will get a much improved experience when the next big update delivers in September 2019. Today, Microsoft said… The next feature update for Windows 10 (known in the Windows Insider Program as 19H2) will be a scoped set of features for select performance im...

Edge with Chromium Releases for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Microsoft has now made available Canary versions of its Edge with Chromium web browser available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Today we are excited to make preview builds from the Microsoft Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.  The first Canary builds do have a few known issues, including the lack of dark mode support and no support for AAD sign-in, ...

Hyper-V Server 2019 Now Available

After some stuttered starts Microsoft has finally made Hyper-V Server 2019 available for customers. The free hypervisor is available for download from the Microsoft Evaluation Center here: Hyper-V Server 2019 An initial version of this was made available on the web in 2018 that was subsequently pulled due to problems. Those customers that were able to download the originally posted version, should...

On July 1 On-premises MFA Server will No Longer Be Offered for New Deployments

Good to know. Per Microsoft: As of July 1, 2019, Microsoft will no longer offer MFA Server for new deployments. New customers who would like to require multi-factor authentication from their users should use cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Existing customers who have activated MFA Server prior to July 1 will be able to download the latest version, future updates and generate activat...

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Partnership to Connect Their Clouds

Microsoft and Oracle today have announced a plan that will allow Azure and Oracle customers to utilize cross-cloud capabilities seamlessly. For example, Azure customers will be able to run Oracle applications on Microsoft’s platform while maintaining the backend database structure on Oracle’s OCI cloud platform. Some benefits of this partnership: Connect Azure and Oracle Cloud seamless...

Microsoft Switches Microsoft Edge Dev Build Releases to Tuesdays

Microsoft today has switched the day that it will deliver its Dev Build updates for its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser beta.

Microsoft Delivers Intel Microcode Updates for Windows 10 Variants

Microsoft has now made available updates to Windows 10 to help further mitigate security issues with Intel processors. Here’s what’s available: KB4494175: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows Server 2016 KB4494452: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1709 KB4494453: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1703 KB4494454: Intel microcode ...

Windows 10 1903 Gets Its First Cumulative Update, Windows Sandbox Not Fixed Yet

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 feature update, the May 2019 Update, has already received its first big fix. KB4497935 has been released and here’s what’s fixed: Addresses an issue that may prevent Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers from starting the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer. Addresses an issue that preven...

Microsoft Putting Focus on a New Operating System with an Azure Backend

At Computex, Microsoft has used the announcements of its partners to launch a new path toward device management that is heavily based on Azure services. In a blog post, the company has outlined its efforts to move beyond Windows 10 and focus on its new Modern OS for the future of computing. According to the company’s vision, the future operating system will get seamless updates, will be secu...