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  • Win10 beta build 15002 brings real improvement

    Posted on January 10th, 2017 at 09:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It looks like we’re going to have “metered connections” for both Wi-Fi and Ethernet – which makes it a lead-pipe cinch to throttle forced updates.

    Fingers duly crossed.

    Combine that with the new privacy guidelines just released by Terry Myerson, and the two biggest objections to Windows 10 might – might – be a thing of the past.


    Is it possible that Microsoft is listening?

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

  • New Win10 beta build ships

    Posted on January 9th, 2017 at 12:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m installing build 15002 right now.

    Full write-up in InfoWorld in the morning. Any interesting observations most welcome!

    I’m particularly interested in seeing if the new Settings app’s “Delay Upgrades” setting is any different from the old (version 1607) GPedit setting.

    Lots of new stuff in the official announcement.

    I really like this one:

    Based on your feedback, we’ve added the “Set as metered connection” option to the Ethernet (LAN) connections in Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet. Just like mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections, this option helps you to restrict background data usage from some applications and gives you more control over how data is used over the Ethernet connection.