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  • December 29, 2016 29 Dec'16

    BSOD Meet GSOD!

    Recently leaked Insider Preview Windows 10 build 14997 introduces lots of changes, among them a green screen of death. BSOD meet GSOD!

  • December 07, 2016 07 Dec'16

    UUP Starts Getting Real

    Windows 10 Insider program principals recently announced a release hiatus to handle changes as UUP starts getting real, and defines future update formats.

  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016

    Data on Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016 shows Windows 10 is muscling in on Windows 7. Reports differ widely on ongoing use of XP, though.

  • November 28, 2016 28 Nov'16

    Build 14971 Drops Cmd.exe for PowerShell

    Here's a bombshell from MS: Windows 10, Build 14971 drops Cmd.exe for PowerShell. What's up? Fortunately, batch files work in PowerShell so it's not so bad.

  • November 07, 2016 07 Nov'16

    Win10 Marketshare Flat in Q316

    Now that the free upgrade has ended, Win10 Marketshare Flat in Q316 sums up the current situation.

  • November 04, 2016 04 Nov'16

    Unified Update Platform Reduces Update Complexity

    The Windows 10 Unified Update Platform (UUP) is rolling out in Build 14959; it promises to download and install changes only on Win10 installs.

  • November 02, 2016 02 Nov'16

    Woody Leonhard Blesses KB3197954

    In the wake of the latest Win10 AU cumulate update, Woody Leonard blesses KB3197954 and gives the upgrade his seal of approval.

  • October 24, 2016 24 Oct'16

    Factoring Out Xbox in Active User Count

    When MS counts Windows 10 users, Xbox users are included. They recently published numbers that make factoring out xbox users easier.

  • October 21, 2016 21 Oct'16

    Win10 AU Zooms Into Majority Status

    Paul Thurrott reports that Win10 AU zooms into majority status, now running on 77 percent of Win10 desktops. He also concludes that AU issues are mostly solved, but I disagree.

  • September 28, 2016 28 Sep'16

    Win10 Hits 400M Users as Adoptions Slow

    It's been two months since the free upgrade program ended. Though the installation count of Win10 hits 400M users, adoption rates are slowing dramatically.

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    MS Upgrade Analytics for Win10

    Windows Upgrade Analytics for Win10 makes telemetry data available inside organizations to help them get a grip on in-house Win10 upgrades and deployments.

  • September 14, 2016 14 Sep'16

    Anniversary Update on 3 Month Schedule

    A footnote to a recent MS email blast reveals Windows 10 Anniversary Update on 3 month schedule, thanks to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.

  • September 03, 2016 03 Sep'16

    Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016

    Looking at Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016, we see Windows 7 holding steady, 10 continuing upward, and other versions declining.

  • August 29, 2016 29 Aug'16

    US DoD Win10 Rollout Deadlines Slip

    Despite a mandate to update by 2017, are US DoD Win10 rollout deadlines slipping into 2018? Looks likely!

  • August 12, 2016 12 Aug'16

    TechNet Article: Win10 Deployment Tools Updated

    As of August 11, 2016 MS has updated its TechNet Article: Win10 Deployment Tools with new information and coverage.

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