Category: white papers

WINDOWS 10 KB4103721

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Windows 10 KB4103721  applies to version 1803 only. Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working. Addresses an issue that prevents certain VPN apps from working on builds of Windows 10, version 1803. These apps were developed using an SDK version that precedes Windows 10, version …

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WINDOWS 10 REDSTONE 5 BUILD 17661.1001

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Windows 10 Redstone 5, build 17661.1001 was released on May 5, 2018. Microsoft is now focused on developing the next milestone release of Windows for the fall of 2018. Screen Sketch is now an app. Acrylic is now in taskview Tabs can now be turned on or off when using Narrator Windows Defender is now …

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WINDOWS 10 GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE

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Gaming on mobile machine has grown considerably. Integrated graphics from Intel have been comparatively weak for many years as their engineers ignored the problem for so long. Laptop vendors had to use discrete graphics for any kind of video performance. Then with Samsung R540 we noticed Intel has some rudimentary graphics. We also have the …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 FEATURES DROPPED

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Microsoft has remove some of the features seen in earlier versions of Windows.  Windows. 10 version 1803 has removed some unneeded components. The phone companion has found a niche with the Windows Hello security to lock down laptops when a person leaves for lunch etc . The Groove app will now only play music on …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. Someimes the game remains in the task list in Windows after exiting the game. Far less often there is a crash. Updates have fixed many of the problems experienced as this list has been updated to reflect it. Stutter and slow performance issues …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 was released on April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike. This version will be called the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update“. Windows 10 version 1803 is code named Redstone 4.  …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17134.1

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After the problems with releasing Windows 10 version 1803 to test and the higher than expected number of BSOD problems, microsoft has rolled KB4100375 into  build 17133.1 along with many other fixes. This brings Redstone 4 to version 17134.1 which is now being tested. This build is not watermarked suggesting it is a release candidate. …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4100375

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KB4100375 applies to Windows 10  version 1803  which bumps the version to 17133.73. This update requires a restart suggesting some core components are being replaced. Addresses a PDF security issue in Microsoft Edge. Addresses an issue that, in some instances, prevents Internet Explorer from identifying custom controls. Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, >Microsoft scripting engine, Windows kernel, Microsoft graphics component, Windows …

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HIGH EFFICIENCY IMAGE FORMAT

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One of the new features that will be added to the next version of Windows 10 is called the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF, ISO/IEC 23008-12). It comes from the JPEG group. This  new standard uses some of the capabilities from the HEVC. The new  ISO Base Media File Format (ISO/IEC 14496-12) abandons the old …

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DIREXTX RAY TRACING

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Microsoft has announced a new API for DX12 with Windows 10 which allows developers to now use ray tracing to render images. It is a set of new HLSL shader types including ray-generation, closest-hit, any-hit, and miss shaders.  These specify what the DXR workload actually does computationally. When DispatchRays is called, the ray-generation shader runs.  Using the new TraceRayintrinsic function in …

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