Category: Windows Insider

Windows as a Service and 1803 Update – Will it continue have a marketing name?

I have been enjoying the constant name ruminations around Windows 10 1803 update.  The names I have seen flying around are getting hilarious. TL;DR – There is NO offical name of the Windows 10 1803 release.   This doesn’t mean there won’t be one… just not one yet. Previous Names for 1803 Feature update to Windows

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Fixed: OneDrive for Business agent running at 25% CPU after the most O365 Patches

Investigation In January 2018 I noticed a severe impact to my laptop performance. This past week the process Groove.exe (OneDrive For Business) is constantly using 25-40% of my CPU. There are no files to be sync’d and it just constantly states processing changes. I have seen a few threads online stating this may be due

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Resolved: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709 – Error 0x80242006

Working with some of my team mates this week, I was hearing about multiple machines failing the Fall Creators Update (FCU) 1709 with a Windows Update error of ” Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709 – Error 0x80242006 ” .  Looking around the internet I see a lot of people hitting the common solutions

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Windows Insider for Business (WIPfB) now with GPO control. Time to get a true pilot group in your enterprise

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/for-business-organization-admin/?utm_source=other&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710-AdminAnnounce&utm_content=WIP_Body_OrgAdmin   You can now opt in people via GPO. You can turn on Telemetry, Enable WIP, Select which build the machine gets. You can view others submitted feedback from your company.  HOWEVER, you cannot edit or modify your companies submissions, yet. I still say do a query of your enterprise to see who is

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WAAS: Naming Structure Not-So-Secret Decoder Ring

In the past year we have had a lot of Nomenclature Changes for Windows As A Service (WAAS).  The following slide from Ignite 2017 really clears it up.  Just like designer MUD in a SPA. How often Office and Windows updated? What versions of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) supports 1709 next

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) Deprecated Features – PowerShell 2.0 is EOL among others

Fall Created Update (2017 RS3 1709) will be removing some more security holes.  I wonder if some of these are in response to the SMB1 fiasco (WannaCry for example). TLS RC4 ciphers. The SCCM Windows Hello deployed feature which has been replaced with the Registration Authority of Active Directory Federation Services SysKey.exe gone in favor

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