WW 634: What's Patch Tuesday? Aug. 14, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) Windows * Windows Virtual Desktop is now feature-complete * Patch all the Windows things: New wormable Remote Desktop Services flaws found and patched * Microsoft releases two different builds of Windows 10 19H2 for some reason - OK, it's really testing a new controlled feature rollout (CFR) system. * Related: Latest Edge Dev channel release adds Dark Mode tweaks, more * Bill Nye pushes Chromebooks now. He once hosted Microsoft's virtual Windows Me launch event! * Intel announces a new sticker for laptops! Just what we wanted. Cortana * Cortana is removed from yet another entry-point, this …



Windows

  • Windows Virtual Desktop is now feature-complete
  • Patch all the Windows things: New wormable Remote Desktop Services flaws found and patched
  • Microsoft releases two different builds of Windows 10 19H2 for some reason - OK, it's really testing a new controlled feature rollout (CFR) system.
  • Related: Latest Edge Dev channel release adds Dark Mode tweaks, more
  • Bill Nye pushes Chromebooks now. He once hosted Microsoft's virtual Windows Me launch event!
  • Intel announces a new sticker for laptops! Just what we wanted.

Cortana

  • Cortana is removed from yet another entry-point, this time from the Johnson Controls GLAS. It's fine. Everyone is happy.
  • Is the Harman-Kardon Invoke next up to lose Cortana?

Office

  • It's official: Microsoft has removed Office 2019 from its Home Use Program. It's fine. Everyone is happy.

Xbox/Games

  • Microsoft kills Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft. Apparently, it can only handle 8-bit graphics.
  • Microsoft game studio completes development of Gears 5, on track for early September launch
  • Related (sports/games): The Sounders have new owners, including a very unlikely cast of current and former MS characters

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Understand your Windows 10 recovery options
  • Related: This is how I configure Windows 10 (Premium article, also in Windows 10 Field Guide)
  • App pick of the week: Stardock utilities for Windows 10
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Bye, bye Azure Active Directory Basic
  • Codename pick of the week: O'Hare
  • Beer pick of the week: Foley Brothers Brewing Longbeards Oatmeal Stout

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