Thursday - July 2nd, 2020

Keeping an eye on Windows and other things tech!

The Faith, Tech, and Space PODCAST

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 11)

It has been just two weeks since our last show, but still a long list of news across the spectrum to discuss including changes to the Windows Insider Program and the latest with the testing and roll out of the new Microsoft Edge. We start off with one of two big stories, the end of physical Microsoft Stores. From the faith side we catch up on local, online class activity plus share about the Ten Commandments of Catholic Twitter and a young man named Carlos Acutis who is about the be beatified in Church. On the tech front, we cover updates around Windows and Edge Insider programs, a new Windows File Recovery app, and the latest from Apple, Google, Pi-Hole, and AdGuard Home. Then we talk about the other big story – the impending shutdown of Microsoft Mixer. In space related news a new company plans orbital rocket launches, a SpaceX Starlink beta, SpaceX launch delays, and Boeing's shuffle in its various space divisions. Finally, I close out with a note about something called Doomscrolling and why you should avoid it.

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Windows Insider Channels Go Live

Microsoft has implemented the new channel structure for Windows Insiders by pushing a back-end update that changes the familiar Fast, Slow, and Release Preview Rings to the new channel structure of Dev, Beta, and Release Preview.

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Update: #WindowsInsiders Testing Configuration – June 2020

With the recent release of Windows 10 (20H1) to the general public, Microsoft is resetting all of their development channels both with new builds and a new naming scheme as they prepare to begin development for Windows 10 (20H2) and the first feature update of 2021 aka 21H1 or Windows 10 (vNext). That means it is time to reconfigure my own #WindowsInsider testing device plan.

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Rings Become Channels in Windows Insider Program

The Windows team at Microsoft has decided to better align their testing structure with other Insider Programs at Microsoft by shifting from the familiar rings to a channel format. The company indicates these new channel designators will better indicate the style and quality of releases for the development of Windows in this new arrangement.

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Microsoft BUILD 2020 Wallpapers

Although Microsoft BUILD 2020 was a 100% digital event, there was plenty of swag to go around – digital swag that is. Check out these awesome wallpapers that you can download in 4K and Ultra-Wide resolutions for your own devices.

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