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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Unless you're in a corporate environment, this update brings bug fixes (mostly surrounding Windows Defender) and multiple camera support to Windows Hello (the Windows desktop login process). Corporate administrators get a sandboxing option and some group policy distribution features.

    Microsoft figures the less features they add, the fewer bugs they have to deal with. The important stuff that was promised for 21H1 will reportedly come late this year.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    2021-05 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 (KB5003254) and 2021-05 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1023 (KB5003214) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    2021-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1052 (KB5003637) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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    Delroy E Walleye

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    Curious...

    What is this annoying thing from the taskbar that appears to have come with this update?

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    Edit to add:
    I guess I don't have 21H1 installed yet, but have put in other updates. Maybe something to do with that...?

    At any rate, it would be nice to know what in the heck "loading your feed" is supposed to be.
     
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    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    News and Interests. When it works it shows up as a weather bug. Right click on the task bar and you can turn it off.
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    My machine has still not installed the May 2020 update, even though I tried to force it a few times.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    The Feature Update to Windows 10 Version 21H1 is a "staggered" release. When this update is "ready for your device" it will be available to download from the Windows Update page in Settings. My Dell Vostro 5880 that I purchased in January 2021 received this update on 18 May 2021. My wife's laptop received this update on 26 May 2021. Again, this is a "staggered " release.
     
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    James Long

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    Still, I am waiting for the "staggered" release of 2004. :)
     
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    Mark Holtz

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    The latest fixes brings back the weather info in News and Interests.
     
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    Delroy E Walleye

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    Thanks, James! That did it.

    Since it's not something I'd likely use (unless and until I would take the time to configure it - if it is even configurable - ) I certainly don't want or need "feeds" coming into my machine for the time being.

    As far as 21H1, I guess it has been available for some time. I just haven't bothered to install it, yet.

    I do appreciate all the info here.
     
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    harsh

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    I don't recall seeing this previously.

    Another app that's going on my list of things to strip out.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    2021-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1055 (KB5004476) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    That was quick. They must have discovered something pretty stupid (or very serious) to release another version in only six days.
     
  13. billsharpe

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    Does quality improvements really mean bug fixes???
     
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  14. MysteryMan

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    Improvements and fixes.
     
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  15. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    As the most recent update illustrates, sometimes it means bug fixes and sometimes it means bug introductions. Other times it means "disappearing" something that they couldn't get to work right. As the previous updated illustrated, it occasionally means adding back some feature they had disappeared (News and Interests).

    Contrast this to the other guys at the fruit company who make their releases few and far between yet the releases still have major issues and you get the idea that the current pre-release testing schemes across the industries aren't producing results.
     
  16. billsharpe

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    Since iOS 14, Apple has been making changes fairly often on iphones and ipads.
     

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