Microsoft Build has been changed to an online only event this year, and runs from May 19 to May 21, 2020 starting at 8 AM Pacific Time. Registration for this online educational event is free at register.build.microsoft.com.
Microsoft has released updates to fix a security issue for Remote Desktop Services on Windows 10, 7, and 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro computers will be updated automatically as part of the standard Windows Update process.
Microsoft has announced the upcoming release of its new command line tool application Windows Terminal. This application for PowerShell and WSL users is currently available for download at GitHub and is also available the Microsoft Store.
More information about Windows Terminal can be found at devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-terminal-build-2019-faq.
Microsoft will release the Windows 10 May 2019 update (also known as version 1903 or build 17763) worldwide in the coming weeks. One of the new features in the May 2019 update is that Windows Defender Security Center has been renamed to Windows Security Center (WSC). A list of known issues with this update is also available.
Microsoft announced the upcoming release of Windows SandBox, which allows you to run untrusted programs in a new isolated temporary desktop environment without setting up a virtual machine. Windows Sandbox builds upon Windows Containers and is currently only available as part of Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Insider Preview Build 18305.
Microsoft announced that their Edge browser will be changed to become Chromium compatible (and behave more like Google Chrome) in order to standardize web development. The Edge development team has shared more details on the transition to the open source Chromium project at its Developer Blog site and GitHub pages.
Update: Microsoft now has made their Edge browser Chromium compatible with its latest release on January 15, 2020. New Edge browser extensions are also available.
Microsoft has announced that it will resume the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). This update was temporarily stopped because some users had lost files after the earlier version of update was installed. This issue should not occur with the newest update release.
Recuva is a program that can recover deleted files from Windows computers, external hard drives, and memory card devices such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, or MP3 players. Piriform, the maker of the popular CCleaner Windows cleaning tool, also developed Recuva.
Additional information regarding installing and using Recuva is available at www.ccleaner.com/docs/recuva.
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Update: Microsoft paused the installation of update version 1809 temporarily while it investigated reports that some users have lost files after installing it. As of October 9th 2018, Microsoft stated that the prior issue was fixed and this update was now available to Windows Insiders.
Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 update (version 1809 build 17763) on October 2nd 2018, and it will be automatically downloaded as part of regular Windows updates. One of the new features is better integration between smartphones and Windows 10 devices using the Your Phone app.