Every time that Microsoft does a Windows update, I check to see if there are features that I will actually use. In the Creators Update, there are several processes that will make my life easier. If you want to check out all the features, go the blog link listed below. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/04/05/whats-new-for-it-pros-in-the-windows-10-creators-update/?MC=Windows&MC=SysMagSof&MC=SecSys&MC=EntMobile
Here are some of the cool things that I will use… note that these features are lifted from the blog noted above.
1. New Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) capabilities, including the ability to create custom threat intelligence alerts, investigate a specific user account, and take immediate actions on a machine or file to contain a breach. (Watch the demo for more insight.)
2. Hyper-V improvements, including:
- “Quick Create,” a new option to create virtual machines in Hyper-V.
- Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V
- Hyper-V instances will now remember your zoom level for the next session.
- You can now override the scaling in Hyper-V virtual machines.
- You can now resize Hyper-V windows in Enhanced session mode.
- Networking improvements (NAT)
- Developer-centric memory management
You can see more in a blog from Windows, and see videos embedded in the blog that show off some of the features.
A new update for Windows 10 is available as of April 11, 2017. This update addresses several issues that were major pains to users, such as:
- Addressed issue that was not allowing users to access online help content when clicking the help icon in various Windows applications, such as File Explorer.
- Addressed issue where displays turn off unexpectedly even when Turn off display and Screen saver are disabled in the power profile.
- Addressed issue that causes virtual machines to fail during high I/O scenarios where the user may log in multiple times.
You can check out all of the update features at April 11, 2017—KB4015217 (OS Build 14393.1066 and 14393.1083) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4015217/windows-10-update-kb4015217
You can also see a list of all KB articles and Builds to date, on the sidebar of this article.
Microsoft announced that Windows Vista users have a day left to update from Windows Vista. Microsoft support for the Windows Vista product officially ends on Tuesday April 11, 2017.
Here is a line from the article about the end of Vista… from http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/04/10/official-support-for-windows-vista-ends-april-11#-/
Windows Vista was replaced by Windows 7 in 2009. It’s survived by Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a grandchild, Windows 10.
May Windows Vista rest in peace.