News & Interest Will Be Coming Soon To All Users! – Recently Microsoft announced that it will soon release the News & Interest feature that was first announced for the Insider Dev Channel on preview build 21286,on all Windows 10 users. And reportedly this release is only a few weeks away.
“As people spend more time on their Windows PCs, working, learning, connecting and creating, we’re making it easier to access personalized content that is available at a glance and updated throughout the day. News and interests on the Windows taskbar will begin rolling out to customers over the next several weeks. We are taking a phased and measured approach and broad availability will occur in the coming months.” Note Microsoft.
Regarding this feature, for the uninitiated, with this feature users can get quick access through the integrated feed in the Windows 10 taskbar, the content provided will change dynamically and adjust the news, and weather is always updated.
Well even so, there is no clear date and time yet when Microsoft will launch this feature, but my estimate is, this feature will be launched on the patch tuesday in May 2021.
For sure, Office 2021 Will Be Named Office LTSC! – Some time ago Microsoft in its official page announced that the next version of Office is ready to launch as part of the commercial preview, and you know, it turns out that rumors about the naming of Office is true and may happen.
Yep, it was previously rumored that for Windows users, Microsoft Office (non Microsoft 365) who have a license forever, is not named Microsoft Office 2021, but will be named Microsoft Office LTSC (Office LTSC) for Windows, this is confirmed by Microsoft itself in the following page.
“Today we’re pleased to announce the commercial preview of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for Windows and Office 2021 for Mac. The next perpetual version of Office for commercial customers is built specifically for organizations running regulated devices that cannot accept feature updates for years at a time, process control devices that are not connected to the internet in manufacturing facilities, and specialty systems that must stay locked in time and require a long-term servicing channel. Office LTSC will provide the familiar productivity tools you have experienced with Office 2019, now with faster performance and expanded accessibility. You can preview Office LTSC and Office 2021 for Mac starting today. “
And if you notice, the one that will bring the year number is Office 2021 for mac only, while for Windows it will bring ltsc at the end of the sentence.
Meanwhile, regarding the features presented, office LTSC will reportedly bring a number of features that have been released for Microsoft 365 such as the new XLOOKUP in Excel, and others. Another big change from the app is that Microsoft Teams will now be installed by default, replacing Skype for Bussinees.
This latest version of Microsoft Office can be installed on the following OS,
Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel
Windows 10 LTSC 2019
Windows Server 2019
That said, since it’s still a preview, it’s possible that this naming will change again.
Did You Know, Aero Shake Can Be Reactivated Via Settings – A little information for windows 10 users, as we know, Microsoft already plans to eliminate Aero Shake in Windows 10, and even since Build Preview 21282, Aero Shake has been notified by default.
Well about this, if you happen to like this feature because it feels useful for you to use, on Build Preview 21364 released some time ago Microsoft seems to have added the option to enable/disable Aero Shake in Windows 10.
This was first announced by Microsoft in the Changelog Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364 which was updated some time ago, where in that build users can find the Title bar window shake option in Settings > System > Multitasking.
[ADDED 4/22] You can now turn off Aero Shake via Settings > System > Multitasking and choosing the “off” toggle under “Title bar window shake”. This setting is now off by default so for those who want it back will need to turn this setting on.
So, if you are an Insider who feels you have lost the feature, you can now activate it again easily, just make sure you are already using Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364 or later, and activate it through the Settings shown above.
To be honest, I myself prefer an option like this, where Microsoft doesn’t completely eliminate features in Windows 10, but rather gives users the option to disable or reactivate them.
Microsoft Releases Update KB5001384 For Windows 10 1809 and LTSC 2019 – If you are a Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 or Windows 10 1809 (Enterprise, Educations, IoT Enterprise Editions) user who will find the end of support on May 11, 2021, some time ago Microsoft has released an update KB5001384 for this version loh, comes as a Cumulative Update Preview, this update certainly brings a number of very important improvements for users to get.
One of them is the one in Microsoft highlights where in this update brings improvements to the problem of reset speaker configurations if the user cancels the speaker configuration wizard.
Well straight away, for those of you who are curious here is the changelog of update KB5001384.
Updates an issue that resets the speaker configuration when you cancel the speaker configuration wizard.
Updates an issue that prevents you from turning on the flashlight utility when the Camera application is in use.
Improvements and fixes
This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
Removes the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application that is out of support and installs the new Microsoft Edge. For more information, see New Microsoft Edge to replace Microsoft Edge Legacy with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release.
Addresses an issue that fails to remove mandatory profiles completely when you sign out when using the “Delete cached copies of roaming profiles” Group Policy.
Addresses an issue with window activation that occurs when an owned window is removed.
Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
Addresses an issue with a race condition between Task Scheduler and the Workstation Service. As a result, users cannot automatically join a hybrid Azure Active Directory (AAD) domain and error 0x80070490 is generated.
Addresses an issue with a partial Service Connection Point (SCP) configuration that causes dsregcmd.exe to stop working. This issue occurs because of a case-sensitive domain ID name comparison that occurs when joining a hybrid Azure Active Directory domain using single sign-on (SSO).
Addresses an issue that accidently triggers hybrid AAD joining when the Group Policy “Register domain-joined computers as devices” is set to DISABLED. For more information, see Post configuration tasks for Hybrid Azure AD join.
Addresses an issue that causes lsass.exe memory usage to grow until the system becomes unusable. This occurs when Transport Layer Security (TLS) resumes a session.
Addresses an issue that includes kernel mode rules for .NET applications in Windows Defender Application Control policies. As a result, the generated policies are significantly larger than necessary.
Addresses an issue that causes Azure Active Directory (AAD) Work Accounts to unexpectedly disappear from certain apps such Microsoft Teams or Microsoft Office.
Addresses an issue that might generate a stop error when Docker containers run with process isolation.
Addresses an issue that causes automatic enrollment and certificate retrieval to fail with the error, “The parameter is incorrect.”
Addresses an issue in Task Scheduler that causes monthly tasks and tasks scheduled for 0:00 UTC to occur at the wrong time.
Addresses an issue with Windows Virtual Desktop sessions. A blank list of output devices appears in the Windows Sound Settings app when you plug in a new audio device during a session.
Addresses an issue that resets the speaker configuration when you cancel the speaker configuration wizard.
Addresses an issue that prevents you from turning on the flashlight utility when the Camera application is in use.
Addresses an issue that might prevent an application screen from working when using a Remote Desktop ActiveX control that is embedded in an HTML page.
Addresses an issue that fails to apply the “false” setting for the RequirePDC flag in Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
Improves the Windows Server Storage Migration Service by:
Adding support for migration from NetApp FAS arrays to Windows Servers and clusters.
Resolving multiple issues and improving reliability.
For more information, see Storage Migration Service overview.
After installing KB4493509, devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”
Well as usual, to get this update, you can just slide to the Settings page > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Revealed!, This Is What Firefox’s New Tab Design Looks Like… – It has been rumored since some time ago that Firefox will change the look of their Web Browser, by being developed using Proton, this time the design of Firefox will look more modern and in my opinion tends to be a little similar to the Chromium browser.
In the picture above, it appears that that’s what Mozilla Firefox looks like right now, and here’s the new look.
As you can see in the image above, although it does not seem too changed, but if noticed, the design of the new Firefox tab is more similar to the Tab design of Microsoft Edge Chromium, although I think it is cooler firefox design as in the picture above.
Aside from the description, it is still unclear when, and what other looks, but reportedly for those of you who want to try this new look, you can use Firefox Nightly by enabling the config “browser.proton.tabs.enabled”.
Windows 10 Not Connected To the Internet? Check Proxy in Settings – At first I thought winpoin server down, but it turned out that Youtube, Google and his friends also could not access me. Hmm what is the cause?, yep according to the title please you try to check the proxy in settings.
If you happen to experience the same case as me, where you arrived can not connect to any website, when when you ping in CMD everything goes normally, then I recommend you to do this step.
Step 1. First you please go to Settings > Network & Internet > Proxy.
Step 2. Well next please see if “Automatically detect settings” in the position of On or On?, if so, please turn it off, and you should now be able to access the website again.
Well the above step, managed to solve my problem, if you experience the same problem, it does not hurt to try the step.
Winget Get Uninstall Function – An interesting news for you Winget Preview users, because reportedly, Winget or Windows Package Manager will soon get the implementation of the uninstall function.
Yep in other words, later we as users can do and use the command winget uninstall the name of the application, to perform the removal of the application quickly through a command prompt.
This feature is certainly very useful, especially for Linux and Mac users who are used to installing apps via Terminal, and with the presence of the uninstall option, of course it is very complementary to winget that has just been introduced.
Even so, of course, the implementation step of this feature still takes a little time because currently the uninstall feature is still in the Spec In Progressstage, for those of you who are curious, you can see the ikhtisiar of this project on the following GitHub page.
Your Phone’s Multitasking Capabilities Are Now More Powerful! – In November 2020, it was reported that Microsoft is developing a new multitasking feature for the Your Phone app, which will be specifically for users of certain Samsung devices, they can tilt and open the existing applications on their android devices directly on the connected pc.
The ability is quite interesting, because not only one application can open, but many applications at once, even reportedly for samsung galaxy Z Fold users, there will be the ability to Resizing Windows that makes the application look like native in Windows 10., and although it is still limited on Samsung devices, but of course once again this feature is quite interesting to try.
About that, the good news for now if you have used the latest Your Phone app, along with you are a Samsung device user, you can already try this feature loh.
Well for you Samsung and Your Phone users, please try it, whether you have got this feature or not?..
Non Samsung Users Don’t Worry!
For those of you device users who are not Samsung, do not worry because Microsoft is also developing a latte project where android applications will run natively in Windows 10.
It’s just that, until now the news from Project Latte is still fairly limited, where quite a bit of information that we can get, but most likely in accordance with what was previously scheduled support of this Android application will be present in Windows 10 21H1 or at the end of this year, let’s hope that Microsoft does not cancel this Project Latte like Project Astoria before.
Firefox 85 Released, Comes with Supercookie Protections – Some time ago Mozilla launched Firefox 85 for all its users, where in this version there are a number of improvements including new security features that will certainly protect users from unknown foreign actions.
Yep, the new feature is supercookie protections, where these properties will isolate supercookies so they can’t track and profile users when users go from website to website
While it may seem normal, this feature will be quite useful for improving user privacy, while there are also a number of other improvements such as Bookmarks that will now still appear on the new tab page even if the bookmark is basically hidden, and the new ability to delete all saved login information with just one click on the button provided.
Although it is possible that some of these features are already available especially in chromium-based browsers such as Brave, Google Chrome and others, but certainly for Firefox some of them are new.
As usual, for those of you who want to try the Firefox 85 version, you can go directly to the followingFirefox main page, or you can also update manually on the Firefox page > Help > About Firefox.