Microsoft has released the first major update to Windows 10

I already have applied the update to all but one of my Windows 10 machines, and I can say that this update has returned a feature that I really wanted to have back.  Window border colors are back, of course you could have had them in the offical release of Windows 10 before, but it required some messing around with system files, and was generally a bit too difficult to re-add a minimal level of customization.  I really wish that they’d add a simple way to customize the OS a bit more without special software, but at least they’ve returned some level of that.  Also Microsoft has brought in some more ways for Businesses to manage Windows 10 machines.  Thanks to the new ‘Universal Apps’ it has become a bit more difficult to manage Windows 8/8.1/10 as there aren’t as many controls put on those for IT Admins to work with.  I hope to see more of these features rolled out in the future.

Here’s Microsofts’ blog post about the new upgrade: http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/11/12/first-major-update-for-windows-10-available-today/

In other news, it sounds like Microsoft released a botched windows update to Windows 7/8/8.1 machines on Tuesday.  I haven’t seen anything come of it yet myself… From what I’ve read, a large number of people on Reddit appear to have been having issues with MS Outlook, and network logins since the update was applied on their machines.  I hope that MS fixes those issues quickly, and that this doesn’t become the norm for older versions of Windows.

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Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Well, it’s finally been released, I find it strange that I randomly found it at Target, I thought that it’d be a little while longer, but its already here.  I’m looking forward to a chance to play it, along with Fallout 4.  Also, most of you will already know this, but Fallout 4 was released yesterday too.

Also I’m planning to build a new computer in the near future, there might be a new post about that soon.  For now, have a nice day, and that you had a nice Veterans Day as well.

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Microsoft is planning on reducing Onedrive Storage limits

Well, here’s another post about Microsoft doing … strange things.  They really did seem to be on an upswing during the Windows 10 Tech previews, but now…

Microsoft is going to remove the unlimited storage for Office 365 users, reducing it to 1TB of storage, Which could be a decent idea, some people will put a lot up if they get that ability, but they are also reducing free storage. Their free storage will be dropping from 15GB to 5 GB, and they’re removing the 15 GB bonus for using OneDrive for your ‘Camera Roll’.  From what they’re saying all of those will take effect in 2016 for all users.

They’re also going to be removing their paid 100 and 200GB Plans for new users, reducing the maximum one to 50 GB.  People who are currently on the 200 and 100GB Plans will be able to keep their storage.  Which is good, I guess.

It’s possible that they’re having issues with making a profit off of OneDrive, similar to Canonicals’ Ubuntu One cloud file storage which shut down back in 2014 which appears to be because it didn’t make enough money.  This is also a good reason against using cloud storage, as it could just go away at any time. From what I’ve heard in the past, some cloud storage have providers just vanished.  For now, I’m going to stick with my ownCloud, which I can run off of my own server, which I have full control over.  I’ve also been hearing some people talking about ‘Syncthing‘, which I might take a look at soon as well.

That’s it for today, have a nice day.

If you want to read more about the changes to OneDrive, you can read it on the OneDrive Blog.

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Windows 10 will be a ‘Reccomended’ update in 2016

A few days ago, another article about those random Windows 10 Autoupdates came up, this time saying that there was a mistake which caused some peoples machines to upgrade to Windows 10.  From what they’re saying it did need some level of human interaction before the machine would restart to do the upgrade.  Now they’re saying that at some point next year they’re going to change it from ‘Optional’ to ‘Reccomended’, which will cause machines that have Windows Update set up with the default settings to download and attempt to install Windows 10.  They say that it’ll still need the owner of the machine to click through a few prompts first.  Part of me wonders if they’ll set Windows 10 to be an important or critical update before their ‘upgrade for free during the first year’ time is over, it looks like they may go that way… I wonder how many people would get angry if they did that.

Here’s some other interesting articles that I’ve found on this subject…

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/10/29/making-it-easier-to-upgrade-to-windows-10/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/10/windows-10-will-be-made-an-automatic-recommended-update-early-next-year/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/10/windows-10-upgrade-installing-automatically-on-some-windows-7-8-systems/

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