Posts Tagged ‘Windows Update’

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates for Windows 10 Version 1809 October 2018 Update

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1809(October 2018 Update) Build 17763 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build number.Subversion number
    • e.g. 17763.1 = Build number 17763 Subversion number 1  (Initial Release, October 2, 2018)
      • Subsequent updates will be deployed via Windows Update and only modify the ‘Subversion number’
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Improvements and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
      • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
      • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

 

Additional Information:

 

Revisions:

Nov  2 2018: Initial Draft

Nov 15 2018: Initial Publish Date

Summary:

Microsoft released Windows 10 Version 1809 October 2018 Update on October 2, 2018

Comments:

  1. Microsoft released the latest major feature update(named October 2018 Update) for Windows 10 Version 1809 Build 17763.1 today(October 2, 2018)
  2. Windows 10 1809 update is available at this time via Windows Update, The Windows 10 download site, and via the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.  (Note: Not all devices may be deemed ready to install Windows 10 1809)
  3. Windows 10 1809 Update will be deployed/rolled out automatically via Windows Update(not all devices will receive the feature update at the same time)
  4. Windows 10 1809 Update will update a Windows 10 device from the installed prior version of Windows 10(e.g. Windows 10 Version 1803, 1709,  etc.)
  5. Windows 10 1809 includes new privacy controls that enhance the privacy choice and controls available to users for managing their own privacy.  Additionally each new account on a device can personally tailor the main privacy settings, instead of only the initial user who sets up the device. 

How To:

  • To obtain Windows 10 Version 1809 Build 17763.1
    • Access Windows Update on Windows 10 and manually check for updates
    • Visit the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Download site and choose the ‘Update Now’ option
    • Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool(MCT) executable(*.exe) file from the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Download web site then run the MCT exe file to create USB or DVD media or optionally create and save an ISO file which can be used for mounting or creating media

Additional Information:

 

 

Revisions:

Oct 2 2018: Initial Draft and Publish Date

Oct 3 2018: Corrected typo – Comments section Item #5

Summary: 

Intel Processor(CPU) microcode updates for Windows 10 addressing Spectre security vulnerabilities

Comments:

  • Windows 10 Intel microcode updates are stand-alone updates available in the Microsoft Catalog
  • Windows 10 versions will also receive the microcode update via Windows Update
  • Microcode updates include previous released microcode updates
  • Applicable to Windows 10 versions listed below in the Knowledge Base(KB) article section
  • Each KB article provides the Intel supported CPU and listed in table form by Code Name, Product Collection, Product Name, CPUID, and Intel microcode update revision

Microsoft KB article:

Additional Information:

 

 

Revisions:

Sept 1 2018:  Initial Draft Date

Sept 7 2018: Initial Publish Date

Nov 27 2018: Updated – added comment – Microcode deployment/availability via Windows Update

Nov 28, 2018: Updated – added  information – Summary of Intel Microcode Updates; Editor Note

Summary:

An article on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform and HoloLens Technology

Comments:

  1. Microsoft released the Mixed Reality Platform and included in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  2. HoloLens was introduced as a development kit in the fall(October) of CY2016
  3. HoloLens supports Mixed Reality(MR) and UWP apps(aka Universal Windows Platform apps)
  4. MR in the simplest term is ‘hybrid reality – a mixed version of the real and virtual world creating an enviroment where both physical and digital objects co-exist.
  5. Windows MR is a platform available on Windows 10 that provides holographic and mixed reality experiences using a head mounted device(e.g. HoloLens)
  6. HoloLens is a device(wearable/head-mounted mixed reality smart glasses) that provides access to the Windows MR Platform features
  7. The technology associated with both(MR and HoloLens) is rapidly improving wiith use now in a different arenas(see Editor comment #10)
  8. The potential for this platform and technology imo will be welcomed as different systems(education, aerospace and defense, graphics/video, business) and methodologies evolve and are deployed.
  9. The ‘More Information’ section below provides a few examples of the terminology and use of Mixed Reality  and Hololens.
  10. Editor Comment – If there is anything that belongs or deserves deployment across our educational systems(world-wide) in STEM arenas and educational systems – this it ‘IT’

 

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Revisions:

Feb 22 2018: Initial Draft and Publish Date

Feb 28 2018: Updated ‘Comments’ section with more definitive explanations/additional comments

Apr 2, 2018: Added link in ‘More Information’ re: Windows Insider 3D use explaining Astronomy

Summary:

Microsoft Windows 10 December 2017 OOBE updates for Windows 10 Version 1703 and 1607 providing an option to upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1709

Comments:

  1. What is OOBE -  Out-of-box experience (OOBE pronounced oo-bee) is the experience a consumer (or user) has when preparing to first use a new product. In relation to computing, this includes the setup process of installing and/or performing initial configuration of a piece of hardware or software on a computer.
  2. Each December 2017 OOBE Update for Windows 10 versions 1703 and 1607 will be deployed automatically via Windows Update and offer the end-user the option to upgrade to the latest released Windows 10 Version 1709
  3. The purpose of each applicable update is to improve the Windows 10 Version 1703 and 1607 out-of-box experience (OOBE) by offering end-users the option to update to the latest Windows 10 Version 1709 during the OOBE process(i.e. first use of Windows 10 on a new device). Note: This update applies only to the Windows 10 Version 1703 and 1607 OOBE process and will be available only when OOBE updates are installed.
  4. The Knowledge Base article(dated Dec. 7th) for Windows 10 1703 is KB4054505  [1]
  5. The Knowledge Base article(dated Dec. 7th) for Windows 10 1607 is KB4054507

More Information:

Notes:

[1]  Microsoft has routinely updated KB 4054505 since Windows 10 Version 1703 is still in ‘Support’ phase under the ‘Windows-as-a-Service’ policy.  The latest update/revision for KB4054505 is March 2018.  (Editor Comment – Note added after feedback from blog follower; Thanks Rhonda Thumbs upWinking smile)

 

Revisions:

Dec. 7, 2017: Initial Draft

Dec. 7, 2017: Initial Publish Date

Mar. 24, 2018: Added Note section and Note [1]

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates for Windows 10 Version 1709 Creators Update

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1709(Fall Creators Update) Build 16299 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build number.Subversion number
    • e.g. 16299.19 = Build number 16299 Subversion number 19  (Initial Release, October 17, 2017)
      • Subsequent updates will be deployed via Windows Update and only modify the ‘Subversion number’
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Improvements and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
      • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
      • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

 

 

 

 

Revisions:

October 18, 2017:  Initial Draft Date

October 19, 2017: Initial Publish Date

November 14, 2017: Added link for ‘Progressing Windows as a service’ in Additional Information section; Minor edit content and links

 

Summary:  Microsoft makes Windows 10 Fall Creators Update available on October 17, 2017

 

Comments:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update, the next version major release for Windows 10, is now available as of 10 P.M. PDT October 17, 2017
  • Microsoft previously announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would be rolled out in stages
  • A variety of methods/options are available to obtain the Fall Creators Update. The primary consumer methods are noted below. Also see the ‘How-To’ section for specific information on each method.
          • Media Creation Tool
          • Update Assistant
          • Windows 10 Windows Update (Manually check for updates)
  • The above methods are primarily intended for early adopters interested in installing the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s update in advance of the scheduled staged rollout automatically via Windows Update
    • Note: Staged rollout = Deployed automatically via Windows Update. Not everyone will receive the new Windows 10 Fall Creator bits at the same time.   If past history is an indication of timing, a staged-rollout may last for months.

 

How To:

  • Media Creation Tool – (Microsoft tool on the Windows 10 Software Download web page for creating Windows 10 USB/DVD media and optionally an ISO file for mounting or creating media)
  • Update Assistant
  • Windows Update
    • Windows 10 – Settings/Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for Updates)

 

 

Additional Information:

 

Revisions:

October 17, 2017:  Initial Draft Date

October 18, 2017:  Initial Publish Date

October 18, 2017:  Added ‘What’s New’ link in Additional Information section; final editing/correction

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates for Windows 10 Version 1703 Creators Update

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1703(Creators Update) Build 15063 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build number.Subversion number
    • e.g. 15063.138 = Build number 15063 Subversion number 138  (Initial Release, April 11th, 2017)
      • Subsequent updates will be deployed via Windows Update and only modify the ‘Subversion number’
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Information and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
      • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
      • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

 

 

 

 

Revisions:

April 11, 2017:  Initial Draft Date

April 12, 2017: Initial Publish Date

 

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1607(Anniversary Update) Build 14393 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build version.Subversion number
    • e.g. Version 1607 Build 14393.10  (1607’s initial release)
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Information and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
          • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
          • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

 

Additional Information:

 

 

Revisions:

February 2, 2017:  Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date

 

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1511(November Update) Build 10586 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build version.Subversion number
    • e.g. Version 1511 Build 10586.3  (1511’s initial release)
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Information and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
          • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
          • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

Additional Information:

Revisions:

February 1, 2017:  Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date