Tag: Anniversary Update

Friday - September 25th, 2020

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 272 #OTP

In this show I talk about the upcoming three year anniversary of the release of Windows 10 and the journey to where we stand today with the operating system. There have certainly been both successes and hiccups along the way so I will cover the various milestones we have seen. I will also talk about the beginning of the Windows Insider Program, the five feature updates we have seen so far and then I share some ideas I have that could help with the testing of future feature updates. Stability has been a challenge over the last few feature updates and a slight shift in the testing approach might help remedy some of those issues. Suffice it to say that this is a jam packed show so listen all the way to the end.

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 224 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 224 of Observed.Tech. After being away last week on personal retreat I am back behind the microphone for this week’s episode that is just chock full of Windows 10 news. Since we hit the early unofficial launch of the Creators Update just a few days ago we get caught up on the final stages of Redstone 2 and getting everyone started on upgrading to this third major feature update for Windows 10 now that it is available. However, I lead off the show with some personal news that many of you may have already heard about on social media but I wanted to make it official on the show as well. I then very quickly jump into details about the Creators Update, which will begin its official rollout via Windows Update on 11 April which is this month’s Patch Tuesday, and get you ready to understand all the new features and enhancements. We also got a big surprise Friday afternoon from the Windows Insider Program team that was truly unexpected and gets Insiders right back into pre-release builds. Yes, that is correct, Microsoft has already pushed out the first Redstone 3 build to Insiders. This now begins the development journey towards the four major feature update for Windows 10 which is expected this fall. Plus there are already some surprises in this first build even though no new features were officially announced for Redstone 3 Build 16170. There is also news for Xbox One and its Creators Update process plus some serious details about Project Scorpio – the next version of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console. As always I have a few interesting tidbits at the end of the show including firmware and driver updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 running the Creators Update, 80% of Windows 10 PC’s already running Anniversary Update, the ROI for migrations to Windows 10 in businesses, unboxing and trying out new hardware, extended introductory pricing for Outlook.com Premium, and Windows Vista reaching then end of its lifecycle support this month. Enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 207 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 207 of Observed.Tech! This week I start off by telling you about my experience so far with the LG Nexus 5X and how it compares to the BLU R2 HD and the Lumia 950. Next up are details about where we stand with Windows 10 on Current Branch, the latest cumulative update plus the most recent Redstone 2 testing build that has just been released this week. Windows 10 and the reliability of its update process has come under fire in the last couple of weeks because of some very public failures after the Anniversary Update so I discuss those and what I have heard from Microsoft on the matter. After that I share some of the latest tips and tricks myself and others have shared for Windows 10 to help you take advantage of features and deal with any challenges you might encounter during your use of Microsoft’s latest operating system. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including the latest on Windows 10 hardware from IFA 2016 in Berlin, BLU dropping Windows Phone from their portfolio, the delayed Outlook.com transition and the Grandpad tablet that really isn’t that great a deal in the long run. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 205 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 205 of Observed.Tech! Today’s show went for almost an hour so there is a lot to discuss as it has been a busy week around Microsoft and tech in general. I start off by spending some time talking about the latest concerns around Windows 10 regarding privacy and security then I bring everyone up to date on the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for mobile devices. We are also now fully into the development of Redstone 2, the next major release of Windows 10 expected in 2017, with the release of Build 14905 this week for PCs and mobile devices. Windows as a Service (WaaS) with its cumulative updates is now rubbing off on Windows 7 and 8.1 as those systems will now start getting updates rolled into a single package. This is causing some concerns right now but in the long run should improve the update experience on these versions of Windows. It kicks off in October of this year. In the Xbox world we talk about the companies acquisition of livestreaming service Beam, the win in July for console sales versus Sony and Game Previews coming to Windows 10 this fall. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Microsoft once again changing their support policy for Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake chipset, online safety resources, Windows 10 getting some security respect from an unexpected group and unboxing the Nexdock device for your small form factor PCs. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 203 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 203 of Observed.Tech! This is the one that is all about Windows 10 now that we live in a world where Windows 10 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.10) is available to everyone running Windows 10. The second major update to Windows 10 released in less than a year, not to mention the initial release of the OS, happened this week so there is plenty to talk about. I cover the final build, how to get it if you are tired of waiting for the staggered roll out to hit Windows Update on your devices and discuss some of the upgrades highlights and new features. There is of course the issue of the mobile version of the Anniversary Update not being released and promised within the coming weeks. I then go over some gaming related news on Xbox One since it also unleashed their Summer Update plus talk about the Xbox One S that is now kind of available. I also share some news about trading in your Xbox One towards a new Xbox One S. Of course Windows 10 is also on HoloLens and there is some news about the availability of Microsoft’s augmented reality hardware to the public. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including development related releases for the Anniversary Update, what this release means for IT Pros, UWP apps on Xbox One, whether it is OK for Microsoft to point out that Chrome uses more battery than Microsoft Edge does and finally the Surface commercial. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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