Windows 10

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.