Quantum goes open and passwords must die in a week of Microsoft fun

www.theregister.co.uk | 7/15/2019 | Staff
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Roundup Microsoft was ****-a-hoop over its new London retail presence last week while its resellers were less than impressed with the company's prancing around licensing. However, a whole bunch of other things happened at the company while we were looking at the big stuff.

A fresh build of next year's Windows 10 turned up in the form of build 18936, which enabled the Phone Screen function of the Your Phone app to work over more Surface Devices (the Surface Laptops, Surface Books and Pro 4, 5 and 6 tablets join the sluggish Go in supporting the tech)... This is assuming, of course, you're one of the brave Fast Ring Windows Insiders.

Marvell - Driver - Trick - Android - Phone

A new Marvell driver did the trick, and means Android phone users with a recent-ish Surface device can now squint at their phone screen on their, er, PC screen. The functionality is handy when it comes to responding to Android notifications that might otherwise require a reach for the handset.

The gang also added the ability to enter reminders directly into the calendar pop-up that appears when clicking the date on the taskbar. The requirement to use the Administrator privilege when firing up the Windows Sandbox has also been dealt with.

Alas - Insider - Team - Compatibility - Bug

Alas, while the Insider team can giveth, they also taketh away. A compatibility bug with a storage driver has meant this build simply won't install on some machines. While a roll-back should happen, if you're one of the lucky users receiving the c1900101, the advice is to pause updates until Microsoft gets around to fixing the thing.

Also borked for a few users is the display driver, with some being dropped into the delightfully retro world of the Microsoft Basic Display Driver. If you're one of those affected the advice is, again, to roll back and wait for a fix.

Bugs - Intriguing

Bugs aside, one intriguing...
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