Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 "Redstone 5" test Build 17704 that includes a bunch of new features and removes at least major one: Sets.Build 17704, which Microsoft released to Fast and Skip Ahead Ring testers on June 27, has several Edge improvements, some new security features and a new addition to the Diagnostic Data Viewer, which is a new feature aimed at improving transparency and privacy around the telemetry data that Microsoft collects.On the Edge front, Microsoft has enabled video autoplay blocking as of this build. Microsoft also is introducing an Edge "Beta" icon to help users distinguish whether they are using an officially released or test build of Edge. And Microsoft is working to redesign the Edge settings menu with some tweaks as of Build 17704.In terms of security, with this build, the Current Threats area on the Virus & Threat Protection section now displays all threats needing action and allow users to take action directly from the screen. Microsoft also … [Read more...] about Microsoft adds new security, privacy, Edge features to latest Windows 10 test build
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We’re not far away from a new release of Windows 10, and with it plenty of new APIs for your applications. One big change is support for running trained machine learning models as part of Windows applications, taking advantage of local GPUs to accelerate machine learning applications.Building a machine learning application can be a complex process. Training a model can require a lot of data, and a considerable amount of processing power. That’s fine if you’ve got access to a cloud platform and lots of bandwidth, but what if you want to take an existing model from GitHub and run it on a PC?Trained machine learning models are an ideal tool for bringing the benefits of neural networks and deep learning to your applications. All you should need to do is hook up the appropriate interfaces, and they should run as part of your code. But with many machine learning frameworks and platforms, there’s a need for a common runtime that can use any of the models out there. … [Read more...] about How to write machine learning apps for Windows 10
A couple of weeks ago I bought a Surface Laptop because I wanted to spend some time using Windows 10 S. It has been an interesting experience. I’ve learned a great deal about Microsoft’s latest operating system—and its prospects as a tool for the enterprise.Windows 10 S is a variant of the familiar Windows 10 Pro, but locked down to work only with Windows Store applications and to prevent local scripting tools and system-level commands from running. There is no access to cmd.exe, no PowerShell, no RegEdit, and certainly no Bash prompt, all aimed at reducing the risk of a user changing device configuration or getting around the operating system’s restrictions. Power users may bristle at this approach, but Windows 10 S isn’t intended for them. The locked-down nature of the OS and the initial focus on the education market is an intriguing combination, and a pointer to a possible enterprise future.The education market is an interesting proxy for a modern … [Read more...] about What is Windows 10 S?
With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features.Below is a summary of all the new security features and options in Windows 10 version 1709, also known as the Fall Creators Edition. Bookmark this article, because we will be adding new security features as Microsoft releases future Windows updates.Windows 10 1709: The anti-ransomware editionThe Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition release is, in my opinion, is the first release where Microsoft is vastly increasing and acknowledging the impact of ransomware. Key security features included in the 1709 release give IT professionals the ability to provide additional means to prevent and defend against ransomware. Here are the edition’s key features:Window Defender Exploit GuardWindow … [Read more...] about What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The anti-ransomware edition