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ATTN: How to protect your system from #WannaCry #ransomware?

In last few days, you might have heard about 'WannaCry' or 'WannaCrypt' ransomware which spread affected many systems across the globe. This was spread like a worm by using the Windows SMB vulnerability, which was patched in March.

 

You might become a victim, if you are not running Windows 10 and not yet patched your system with all the security updates that Microsoft released.



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) is coming later this year

During //BUILD/2017 event, Microsoft announced the next wave of their innovations for Windows 10 ecosystem. They announced that the next feature update, which is now known as 'Redstone 3', will be called 'Windows 10 Fall Creators Update'.

 

It's expected to release in later this year, probably in September. Read further to know more about the new features which are expected to release with that.


Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.2

Microsoft has released a new update for Visual Studio 2017, which pushed the version to 15.2 with a build no: 26430.04. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, check for the update notification.

 

In this post, sharing the list of new improvements and fixes available in this build. Checkout the known issues before downloading.


A new Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16188 released for PCs in fast ring

After the release of Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16184 last week, Windows Insiders in the fast ring got their next preview build 16188 for PC today along with Mobile build 15210. This PC build includes a lot many new features and enhancements that you want to try.

 

Before going to download the new preview build from Redstone 3 development branch, don't forget to checkout the 'Known Issues'.


ERROR: Attempting to open a Office file type that is blocked

When you try to open any office file documents created with an earlier version of Office applications like Word 95, Word 6.0 or Word 2, the file will open in 'Protected View' by default and the editing functions will be disabled.

 

Though it is not recommended, but if you face such issue and still want to open the document for editing, you can follow the steps mentioned here.


Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16184 released for PCs in fast ring

Microsoft has announced a new insider preview build 16184 for PCs in the fast ring Windows Insiders. It contains a couple of new features, which people are waiting for a long time. Apart from the new features, a set of improvements and fixes are also available in this build.

 

Check out this post to know what's new in this build, what has been changed and fixed. Don't forget to read the known issues before downloading it.



Windows 10 Creators Update bumped to build 15063.250 (KB4016240)

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 Cumulative Update (KB4016240) for the devices running Windows 10 Creators Update. If you are running version 1703, check for updates. If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes will get downloaded.

 

This is a non-security update and includes quality improvements and no new features are being introduced. Checkout to know the improvements and fixes part of this update.


Windows 10 Redstone 3 to be released in September 2017

Microsoft officially announced that, the next major feature update (code named: 'Redstone 3') will be targeted for release in the month of September 2017. They have also announced that the company will release two major feature upgrades of Windows 10 every year.

 

To know more about the release plan of the next major feature upgrades of Windows 10, continue reading the post.


How to automatically free up space in Windows 10 Creators Update?

Windows 10 Creators Update can allow you to configure the system to automatically free up space by getting rid of files that you don't need. These are the files that resides in the temporary folder and in your recycle bin.

 

In this blog post, we are going to see how to configure your system to automatically free up those files. Continue reading more to learn it.


How to hide Windows 10 Settings pages with Creators Update?

Corporates some time needs to disable/hide few settings pages to block the users from changing the system settings. Windows 10 Creators Update provides the system admins to show/hide specific settings pages by tuning them in the Windows Group Policy Settings.

 

In this post, we will learn how to control the visibility of the pages. Before proceeding, make sure that you are an admin user.


List of Windows 10 Mobile devices, that will get Creators Update

Along with the announcement of 'Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16176', Microsoft officially announced that only a set of few Windows 10 Mobile devices will get the Creators Update and future insiders build.

 

If you are already in latest insider preview build on old devices, you won't get the feature update but will receive cumulative updates.


 
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