Over-the-cable Updater tool for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10

Interestingly Microsoft has released Over-the-cable Updater tool for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10. You can download this update…it won’t ask you if you are an Windows Insider or not.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17128

This Preview build has no watermark and the expiration date 🙂

But “This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. ”

Enter Cortana Show Me, your guide to Windows 10 settings, which is now available for download in the Microsoft Store through this link

Detailed is here

March 22, 2018—KB4089848 (OS Build 16299.334)

Applies to: Windows 10 version 1709
Improvements and fixes
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addresses issue with a GDI handle leak in the Windows Ribbon control.

Addresses issue where users can’t select OK after entering credentials in command line on Windows Server version 1709.

Addresses issues where Bluetooth devices fail to receive data after a restart.

Addresses issue where, during BitLocker decryption or encryption of a drive, files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted.

Addresses issue where the server may occasionally encounter an error during file transfer. The error is “Stop D1 in tcpip!TcpSegmentTcbSend”.

Addresses issue where an iSCSI RESET might trigger a cluster failover.

Addresses issue in MPIO where pass-through SCSI requests might lead to a stop error if the disk is pending removal.

Addresses issue where processing of group policies may fail, and policies may be removed as a result. This occurs if the length of the Windows Defender Firewall policy rule exceeds 260 characters.

Addresses issue caused by a new privilege in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 version 1709 named “Obtain an impersonation token for another user in the same session”. When applied using Group Policy to those computers, gpresult /h fails to generate reporting data for any setting configured by the Security Configuration Engine (SCE) extension. The error message is “Requested value ‘SeDelegateSessionUserImpersonatePrivilege’ was not found”. The Group Policy Management Console fails to show the privilege in the Settings tab for a GPO where the setting has been configured.

Addresses issue where errors may occur when accessing WebDAV files or folders on a SharePoint site if the file or folder name contains multibyte characters.

Addresses issue where the Remote Desktop License report gets corrupted when it exceeds the 4 KB size limit.
Addresses issue where an Azure point-to-site VPN connection that uses IKEv2 may fail when the user’s device contains a large number of trusted root certificates.

Addresses rendering issue in Microsoft Edge for PDF documents with backgrounds created using various third-party publishing tools.

Addresses issue where a media platform stops responding when changing cameras rapidly on a device.

Addresses issue where a media platform stops responding, which affects media playback in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Addresses issue with spatial audio when used in connection to Dolby Atmos for Headphones.

Addresses issue where a credential prompt that requires administrative privileges appears when a standard user account performs the first logon to a Windows 10 device that has been deployed using Windows Autopilot.

Addresses issue where tiles in the Start menu aren’t preserved when upgrading from Windows 10 version 1607 to Windows 10 version 1709.

Addresses issue with Spell Check and custom dictionaries.

Addresses issue with the press and hold feature when using a pen in Tablet mode.

Addresses issue with editing web password fields using a touch keyboard.

Addresses issue where some Bluetooth card readers don’t work after a restart.

Addresses issue that decreases the Universal CRT’s performance in the _gcvt and _gcvt_s functions.
Addresses issue in which the output to a file or pipe was fully buffered in the Universal CRT for the standard error (STDERR) stream.
Addresses issue in the Universal CRT by adding the “x” access mode flag to support the fopen() function.
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
Windows Update History reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of error 0x80070643. Even though the update was successfully installed, Windows Update incorrectly reports that the update failed to install. To verify the installation, select Check for Updates to confirm that there are no additional updates available.

You can also type About your PC in the Search box on your taskbar to confirm that your device is using the expected OS build.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update:

This update will be downloaded and installed if you go to the Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page, and click Check online for updates from Microsoft Update.

 To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

March 22, 2018—KB4088891 (OS Build 15063.994)

Applies to: Windows 10 Version 1703
Improvements and fixes
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addresses issue with a GDI handle leak in the Windows Ribbon control.

Addresses issue where, during BitLocker decryption or encryption of a drive, files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted.

Addresses issue where, when an iSCSI request contains an incomplete header in the first packet, iSCSI may not recognize when a request has been sent.

Adds support in stornvme for additional SSDs.

Addresses issue where the Japanese keyboard layout was not functioning properly during a Remote Assistance session.
Addresses rendering issue in Microsoft Edge for PDF documents with backgrounds created using various third-party publishing tools.
Addresses issue that decreases the Universal CRT’s performance in the _gcvt and _gcvt_s functions.
Addresses issue in which the output to a file or pipe was fully buffered in the Universal CRT for the standard error (STDERR) stream.
Addresses issue in the Universal CRT by adding the “x” access mode flag to support the fopen() function.
Addresses issue with a race condition in the Universal C Runtime (CRT) that occurs when you update the global locale. The issue corrupts the current locale reference count and triggers a double free condition.
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

 

Known issues in this update
Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

How to get this update
This update will be downloaded and installed if you go to the Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page, and click Check online for updates from Microsoft Update.

 

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Important When installing both the SSU (KB4088825) and the LCU updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog, install the SSU before installing the LCU.

Surface Pro March 2018 Updates

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796) devices:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 233.2110.770.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 233.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
Surface – Firmware – 233.2111.256.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 233.2111.256.0 improves battery reliability.

*Surface System Aggregator Firmware v233.2099.256.0 is required to install this update, for more information see the Surface Blog for IT Pros.

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro LTE Advanced (Model 1807) devices:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.770.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 234.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.1.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 234.2110.1.0 improves battery reliability.

*Surface System Aggregator Firmware v233.2102.1.0 is required to install this update, for more information see the Surface Blog for IT Pros.

Changes in Region & Language Settings

In the latest preview builds of Windows Insider We have new and improved Region & Language Settings.

Icons added to each language to indicate when language support is installed, text-to-speech, speech recognition and/or handwriting. Also added is a new language selection experience that enables quick identification of the available language features for each language.

LANGUAGE

Only Administrator accounts can configure new Windows display languages. Certain Group Policy settings may prevent you from downloading and installing Local Experience Packs.
From the Start menu, click Settings.
Select Time & Language.
Select Region & language.
Select Add a language.
Select any language from the list that has an icon indicating that it’s a display language.
Select Next and then select Install (leave ‘Set as my Windows display language’ ticked).
After the language install is complete, sign out and then sign back in to your Windows account.

 

High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) in Windows 10

What is High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) ?

According to the Wikipedia it  is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in HEIF image as a JPEG one of the same size, even in better quality.

In June 2017, Apple announced support for HEIF in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. Now this is introduced in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623  (RS5).

How will You try High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) ?

In order to try this out, you need to join the Windows App Preview Program for the Photos app and make sure you are running the March release of the Photos app (Version 2018.18022.13740.0 or newer).