Windows 10

Re-post: Windows 10 RTM, Infragistics Support & Futures

Here is a re-post originally posted over at Infragistics by Jason Beres:

 

Windows 10 RTM, Infragistics Support & Futures – Program Office – infragistics.com Blog

Microsoft Windows 10 is officially launching today worldwide, and I wanted to take a minute to update you on what it means for Infragistics customers and where we are headed with this exciting new release.

Unlike previous release versions of Windows, the new operating system marks a “new era” for personal computing as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called it. To start with – it is built to run across all platforms. This means that Windows 10 will be used across all Microsoft devices, including PCs, tablets and smartphones, game consoles and wearables like Microsoft’s holographic headset, HoloLens with developers only needing to write their applications once for all devices. The future opportunity for developers around Windows 10 is huge, lots of device support, lots of Infragistics support with controls, libraries, frameworks and productivity tools along the way.

Speaking about Windows 10, Satya Nadella said: “We want Windows to go from where users need it, to choose it… to loving it” reflecting on the new direction Microsoft has taken.  I am actually here in Redmond today on campus and the energy and excitement over Windows 10 RTM is amazing.  A very exciting day for Microsoft, but more so for developers who need a solid OS with a high adoption rate to deliver desktop, web and mobile apps for both consumers and the enterprise.

At Infragistics, we’ve always been committed to build software for you with the latest technologies available, and in the light of this major OS release from Microsoft, we are pleased to announce:

  • Infragistics products that are currently supported in our product lifecycle are fully supported on Windows 10.
  • Infragistics officially supports Visual Studio 2015, and CLR 4.6 for all products that are currently supported in their product lifecycle.

As the developer story evolves for building Windows 10 apps with the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) evolves, expect to see announcements and product builds of our cross-platform UI controls for Windows 10 targeted apps later this year.  We are also announcing the retirement of our Windows 8 and Windows Phone controls today.  These products will have 3-year support from the launch of Infragistics 15.2 later this year, so for the customers that have apps migrating to UWP, you’ll have plenty of support from us along the way.

Windows 10 Editions

Just like all versions of Windows previously released there are editions tailored for the needs of the few and those of the many.

Here is a little post with info from the windows blogs on the various versions of Windows 10

 

Windows 10 Home:

is the consumer-focused desktop edition. It offers a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Windows 10 Home will help people do great things, both big and small. With it, they will be more productive and have more fun thanks to a long list of new innovations: Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant; the new Microsoft Edge web browser; Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices; Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login; and right out of the box, a broad range of universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video*.

We are also bringing the Xbox gaming experience to Windows 10, giving games and gamers access to the Xbox Live gaming community, enabling the capture and share of gameplay and giving Xbox One owners the ability to play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.

Windows 10 Mobile

is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It boasts the same, new universal Windows apps that are included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office. Windows 10 Mobile offers great productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use their personal devices at work. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile will enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.

Windows 10 Pro:

is a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Building upon both the familiar and innovative features of Windows 10 Home, it has many extra features to meet the diverse needs of small businesses. Windows 10 Pro helps to effectively and efficiently manage their devices and apps, protect their sensitive business data, support remote and mobile productivity scenarios and take advantage of cloud technologies. Windows 10 Pro devices are a great choice for organizations supporting Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) programs and prosumer customers. Windows 10 Pro also lets customers take advantage of the new Windows Update for Business, which will reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, offer quicker access to security updates and provide access to the latest innovation from Microsoft on an ongoing basis.

Also announced earlier this year, Windows 10 is free 

Windows 10 Enterprise:

builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations. It provides advanced capabilities to help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company information. Windows 10 Enterprise also supports the broadest range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers, so they can take advantage of the latest innovation and security updates on an ongoing basis. At the same time, they will be able to choose the pace at which they adopt new technology, including the option to use the new Windows Update for Business. With Windows 10, Enterprise customers will also have access to theLong Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. And as with prior versions of Windows, Active Software Assurance customers in Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise as part of their existing Software Assurance benefits.

Windows 10 Education:

builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise:

is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers. It offers the great productivity, security and mobile device management capabilities that Windows 10 Mobile provides, and adds flexible ways for businesses to manage updates. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will incorporate the latest security and innovation features as soon as they are available.

There will also be versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals and industrial robotics and Windows 10 IoT Core for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.

So many to choose from, oh and lets not forget

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB:

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) is the same edition as Windows 10 Enterprise but will not receive any feature updates and gives companies more control over the update process.

Info Source: M$ Blogs

Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB, What’s That?

If you pondered on what is “LTSB”. Here is some “shared” info for you.

What is the Long Term Servicing Branch?

“Windows 10 uses a new approach to providing updates to users. Traditionally Microsoft would release a version of Windows and then provide updates such as security and bug fixes, but not add any major, new functionality. Every few years Microsoft would release a new version of Windows that contains updates and new features but this meant customers would always have to wait years for new functionality. With Windows 10, Microsoft is giving users greater choice in how they receive new features with the introduction of a long-term servicing branch (LTSB) and a current branch (CB) version.

The LTSB is similar to how versions are delivered today with a new one delivered every couple of years and in between each new version Microsoft will provide security updates, bug fixes and so on. Alternatively, customers can choose to use the CB method which provides security updates, bug fixes, and new features every few months.

When each LTSB is released it will converge with the currently existing CB, allowing customers to transition from CB to LTSB, in the event they decide they no longer want to receive updates so frequently. Customers using LTSB will be able to upgrade between LTSB builds and likely one additional time prior LTSB (current Windows 8.1 would count as a LTSB).”

source of info shared here

To sum this up in a short way:
The Long Term Servicing Branch versions of Windows 10 act like older versions of Windows in that you will still receive security patches and bug fixes through Windows Update but you will not receive enhancements and new feature upgrades.

Tech Short: Windows 10 Network Adapter Properties Causing Crash

Attempting to assign a static IP address to my workstation I encountered an issue causing explorer.exe to crash and restart.  The only message in the event log indicating an error was:

After much searching it seems that an security update KB3074681 introduced a bug which is causing this issue

Removing this and restarting my workstation has resolved the issue. I don’t see me updating this workstations network adapter after this so I will be reapplying the update.

ref post: http://answers.microsoft.com

Raspberry Pi 2 Windows 10

Are you wondering what Windows 10 will look like on a Raspberry Pi 2.

Here is a good video what gives you a demo of how it looks, and its functions.

Looking to join the insider program follow this link:
https://insider.windows.com/

Spartan Falls to the Sword of Microsoft Edge

Agreed my post title is a bit dramatic; I am still rolling with it.

Announced in Build 2015, Microsoft Edge will be the successor to the Project known as Spartan

Microsoft Edge was made specifically for Windows 10. It will have features such as built in note taking and sharing and will also have Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant built in.

As always the new is on its way fast via Build 2015

Windows 10 – Cortana and search stopped working – build 10041

 

When I first installed Windows 10, Cortana was working

 

I didn’t jump into using it right away but later came back to find that it no longer functioned at all.

“Are you mad bro” comes to mind.

 

I would like to avoid a clean install to get this working but seem that this may be the only option until I can understand what I changed or what has updated to cause this.

I am using the Windows 10 Preview build 10041

 

Could it be Chrome?  For now its a unknown.

 

Windows 10 Windows Updates using P2P Technology

Hey Folks,

It seems that Windows 10 has the capability of downloading Windows updates using a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol. Seems like a smart move to deliver their software to end users. After all we are all connected these days.

The new option that allows Windows 10 users to enable this feature that will speed up downloads due to its ability to download apps and OS updates from multiple sources to obtain them more quickly. Updates with a Bit-torrent twist.

These setting to be made to allow only updates from local networked peers or anyone available on the internet.

Get Windows 10 Technical Preview – March Update

Yes its close, very close so why not get to testing out the latest version of Windows 10 build 10041.

Keep in mind that this is an early build of Windows 10 so issues may exist; however I’ve not run into many worth mentioning

 

The download links can be found here

Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR