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The Redmond gang enjoyed a busy week, emitting a new build, shovelling new toys into old apps and (temporarily) making insiders look elsewhere for kitten videos. Your Phone gets MMS while Windows Insiders continue dreaming of 19H2 While speculation continued to swirl over what its upcoming "modern" OS might or might not be, …

  1. Blockchain commentard

    First glance and I thought you'd put Jimmy Saville as your lead photo. I know the last Windows release was a disgrace but that is too much!!

    1. DJV Silver badge

      Dang! That was my first reaction as well!

      Pass the bucket...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "'ows about that, 'ows about that, now ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen can - you - see - where I've put my hand... yes, indeed, yes indeed... like a glove puppet, yes indeed, like a glove puppet"

    3. steviebuk Silver badge

      So I'm not the only one.

  2. Hans 1

    One of my desktops still refuses to detect 1809, and there is another build coming ? I was only expecting it in July.

    1. fnusnu

    2. garou1674

      And, if you are running BattleEye, it seems the new build does not like it and will not install until it is removed (had to remove it from the wife's system (son used to use it for gaming)). Then there was the driver screw up with my Killer AC Wireless driver (had to uninstall and reinstall the same damn driver). My son's desktop was still churning through the last little bits of the update for an additional hour after he logged into the system. Two identical laptops took forever (both were Intels), yet all the rest were done within a couple hours (most are AMD based).

      Probably did not help with the updates when my WSUS server was also restarting from the updates it had.

  3. Anonymous Coward


    Running 1903 on every seat in my shoppe.

  4. Christian Berger

    Considering that Excel previously had problems reading in CSV files...

    ... turning telephone numbers like 0891234567 into floating point numbers, I doubt an OCR feature would actually work in any useful way.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lee and Herring

    "Now then...I'm running the London Marathon. I hope no body dies, if they do, bagsy I take them to the mortuary".

    Stuart and Richard explain this on Richard's podcast. He said it was a well known joke going around about him as you couldn't possibly know if it was true or not.

    Its also suggested he was famously litigious which is why people think nothing was ever done about him. Ironically, I suspect the BBC now wishes they'd taken action over all the rumours. Surely if it's proven high level managers knew, then they should also face charges.

  6. davemcwish


    I think you're being very generous to M$ by giving them an extra 3 weeks using the astronomical date as opposed to the meteorological one. Either way they'll probably either be late, de-scope the build, or both.

    1. cosymart

      Re: Spring

      Here's me thinking that Spring ended on 31st May.... No wonder our Summers are getting shorter :-)

  7. Neil Charles

    That Excel OCR...

    Excel OCR feels like everything Microsoft put out at the moment; a decent idea that's not finished. I tried it with some tables in a printed pdf doc and it brought in most of the numbers, but offset from each other and looking nothing like the original table, as if I'd imported a text file with the wrong delimiter. Fixing the formatting would have taken longer than just manually typing out the table.

    1. Christian Berger

      Yeah, but that's their tradition

      Even back in MS-DOS times their systems were barely functional, lacking for example things like graphics hardware abstraction or any usable kind of device driver.

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