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Microsoft has revealed a number of changes to Windows Update for business. The main change is the retirement of the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) (SAC-T). Starting in Windows 10, version 1903 (the next feature update for Windows 10), its release information page will no longer list SAC-T information for version 1903 and future feature updates.
As you may already know, Microsoft today released Build 18836 of Windows 10. This build is a very early pre-release version of Windows 10 "20H1", supposed to be released in 2020. The build exposes plenty of interesting changes. One of them is the ability to browse the file system of WSL (Linux distros installed from the Store) natively with File Explorer.
Windows 10 comes with a special version of Skype pre-installed. It is a modern Store app that is in active development. Microsoft pushes it over the classic Desktop app, adds essential features which were exclusive to the classic version of Skype.
Microsoft is releasing a new build from the development branch. Insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead are getting Windows 10 Build 18836. For a specific reason, this build is coming from the 20H1 development branch, and not from 19H2, as was expected. Let's see what's new in this release.
A power plan in Windows is a set of hardware and system options that defines how your device uses and preserves power. There are three built-in power plans in the OS. Your PC can have additional power plans defined by its vendor. Also, you can create a custom power plan that will include your personal preferences. Today, we will see how to save all power plan settings to a text file to quickly review them in a useful way.
Windows services are a special apps which run in the background. Most of them have no interaction with the user session and have no user interface. Services are one of most important parts of the Windows NT operating system family, which was started with Windows NT 3.1 and includes all modern Windows versions like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Today, we will see how to save the list of running and stopped services to a text file.
As you may remember, starting with build 17063, the classic Microsoft Paint app in Windows 10 comes with a "Product Alert" button. Clicking on the button opens a dialog that suggests that the app will be occasionally replaced with Paint 3D, and will be moved to the Store. It looks like this plan has changed.
Microsoft is releasing a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. Build 18334 represents a release in the Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Channel.
Microsoft today released cumulative updates for all supported Windows 10 versions. Here is the change log for the updates.
The Tailored experiences privacy setting is available in Windows 10 starting in build 15019. It is enabled by default. When it is enabled, Microsoft will use diagnostic data to provide personalized recommendations, tips and offers to tailor Windows for the user's needs, and make it work better for them. If you are not happy with the default settings, you can disable it, as explained below.