Enterprise and Education editions use a different servicing schedule, with support for some versions lasting 30 months instead of 18. Because of these longer servicing periods, versions as old as 1703 are still supported with updates. Administrators can use Windows Update for Business and Group Policy to defer feature updates for up to 365 days; to defer feature updates longer than that, you'll need enterprise management tools like Windows Server Update Services. … [Read more...] about Windows 10 version 1903: When will you get the next big feature update?
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In a LinkedIn post highlighting Microsoft’s cultural shift, Yusuf Mehdi, who worked on the disastrous Xbox One launch, reveals that the company has changed its approach as a result of the feedback on its latest console. “My learning is that you cannot create fans, you have to earn them,” explains Mehdi, detailing how he now goes into every new product meeting with a simple question: “How are our fans going to react?” … [Read more...] about 10 million people now help Microsoft test Windows 10
A bigger focus on Windows inside Microsoft comes during an ongoing pandemic that has proved how important the operating system is. Windows usage has jumped as workers and students across the world turn to laptops and PCs over mobile phones to work from home. PC shipments have also surged as businesses adapt to a new reality. Microsoft recognized this change earlier this year, and shifted its Windows 10X operating system to focus on laptops over dual-screen devices. … [Read more...] about Microsoft signals renewed interest in Windows with latest reshuffle
Our testing period for the Project xCloud preview app for iOS has expired. Unfortunately, we do not have a path to bring our vision of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to gamers on iOS via the Apple App Store. Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to non-gaming apps even when they include interactive content. All games available in the Xbox Game Pass catalog are rated for content by independent industry ratings bodies such as the ESRB and regional equivalents. We are committed to finding a path to bring cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to the iOS platform. We believe that the customer should be at the heart of the gaming experience and gamers tell us they want to play, connect and share anywhere, no matter where they are. We agree. … [Read more...] about Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a broad email to all employees today outlining the company’s ambitions for the new financial year. Top of the agenda is reshaping what the "core" of Microsoft is, and Nadella admits the devices and services description, introduced by former CEO Steve Ballmer, was helpful, but that "we now need to hone in on our unique strategy." That unique strategy is a Microsoft that’s focused on mobile and cloud, a similar message that Nadella has hinted at previously. "We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more," Nadella boldly states. … [Read more...] about Microsoft CEO readies big shakeup, drops devices and services focus