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From: E_K_S5/3/2021 9:23:56 PM
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[url=]Melinda Gates, 56, files for divorce from Bill, 65, claiming marriage is 'irretrievably broken', court docs reveal - and there is NO prenup: Daughter Jennifer says $130B split is 'challenging time' for family [/url]

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From: Don Green6/5/2021 12:02:48 PM
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How to Clean Boot Windows 10

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When you're trying to fix a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) or resolve other critical Windows 10 errors, you want to follow a process of elimination. If you don't know exactly what's causing the error, one of your first steps should be performing a clean boot, which involves starting up without any applications or non-Microsoft services running.

How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10Setting up for a Windows 10 clean boot is easy if you follow these simple steps. Note that you must be using an account that has admin rights to your PC.

1. Launch the System Configuration utility. You can do that by entering msconfig into the search box and clicking the top result or hitting Windows + R and entering msconfig as the command to run.

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From: Don Green6/8/2021 4:50:04 PM
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Microsoft pulls all future Windows 10 updates - for now

Microsoft has said it is pausing the rollout of preview Windows 10 updates for the foreseeable future as it possibly gears up for the reveal of something big.

The company has said no more preview builds of Windows 10 21H2 will be released over the next few weeks, meaning users won't receive any early looks at new features, services or tools.

The news comes as Microsoft is heavily expected to unveil the next generation of its software, possibly called Windows 11, at an event on June 24.

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From: Don Green6/12/2021 8:53:00 PM
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Windows 10 was supposed to be the last version of the operating system — here’s why Microsoft might have changed its mind.
Just before Microsoft released Windows 10, an employee said the operating system would be the last version of Windows.Some people expect Microsoft to introduce Windows 11, though.

There are good reasons for Microsoft to roll out a major update, rather than another incremental enhancement to Windows 10.Just before Microsoft released Windows 10, an employee said the operating system would be the last version of Windows.Some people expect Microsoft to introduce Windows 11, though.

There are good reasons for Microsoft to roll out a major update, rather than another incremental enhancement to Windows 10.

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From: Don Green6/14/2021 12:05:43 PM
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Microsoft will end Windows 10 support in October 2025

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Microsoft has revealed when it will put Windows 10 out to pasture. It will stop support for the current operating system on October 14th, 2025. That means Microsoft expects the transition to the next version of Windows, which it will show off on June 24th, to take around four years.

The company quietly announced the news in a support page update, as spotted by Thurrott. Previously, the page noted when Microsoft would end support for certain versions of Windows 10. It now states Microsoft started supporting Windows 10 Home and Pro on July 29th, 2015 and reveals the operating system's "retirement date." The end-of-support timeline puts the Windows 10 lifecycle at a hair over 10 years, similar to previous iterations of the OS.

As for what we're expecting from Windows 11 (or whatever it's called), there will probably be a redesign, including a revamped Windows Store. Microsoft recently canceled Windows 10X, which was initially going to be for dual-screen devices. It said it would bring some features planned for that OS into the standard version of Windows. Perhaps that'll make it easier for manufacturers and developers to support dual-screen devices without having to work with a separate version of Windows.

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From: Don Green6/16/2021 8:18:18 PM
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Microsoft names CEO Nadella to chair the board

Jun. 16, 2021 8:10 PM ET Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella has been named chair of the board.Nadella was a unanimous selection of the independent directors, and he takes over the chair from John Thompson, former CEO of Symantec.Thompson will resume the role of lead independent director, which he held from 2012-2014 (at which time he replaced Bill Gates as chair while Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO)."In this role, Nadella will lead the work to set the agenda for the board, leveraging his deep understanding of the business to elevate the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for the board's review," Microsoft says."As lead independent director, Thompson will retain significant authority including providing input on behalf of the independent directors on board agendas, calling meetings of the independent directors, setting agendas for executive sessions, and leading performance evaluations of the CEO."

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From: Don Green6/22/2021 6:00:49 PM
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The stakes for Microsoft's Windows update

Data: Statcounter Global Stats; Chart: Axios Visuals
While there are many ways Microsoft could improve Windows, a key area is helping people work across multiple devices, including smartphones, writes Axios chief tech correspondent Ina Fried.

    The company is unveiling a new version of Windows on Thursday.
The big picture: The long-term health of its business still depends on a thriving Windows ecosystem.

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To: Don Green who wrote (19559)6/22/2021 6:02:53 PM
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Microsoft becomes second U.S. firm to pass $2 trillion market cap

Microsoft reached a $2 trillion market capitalization in trading Tuesday, joining a small group of global companies that have crossed that threshold — including Apple.

The technology giant is now the second publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $2 trillion market valuation. Apple reached its own $2 trillion market cap back in August 2020.

Despite hitting $2 trillion in intraday trading on Tuesday, Microsoft's valuation was about $300 million shy of the high-water mark by the time markets closed. Its share price is currently sitting at $265.51 as of 5:23 p.m. Eastern time.

Like Apple, Microsoft has benefitted from the work-from-home and remote education boom created as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 2020, when lockdowns began, Microsoft's stock has surged 64%.

Back in April, the company reported that its sales had risen 19% year-over-year to $41.7 billion in the first quarter of 2020.

As of writing, Apple's market valuation standards at $2.24 trillion. Some analysts believe the Cupertino tech giant could become the first to hit a $3 trillion market cap within a few years.

Along with the technology giants, oil company Saudi Aramco also once surpassed the $2 trillion mark. On Tuesday, its market valuation was $1.88 trillion.

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From: Don Green6/23/2021 5:49:54 PM
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Microsoft: $2 Trillion Is Just The Beginning

Jun. 23, 2021 8:51 AM ET Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 33 Comments15 Likes

SummaryMicrosoft is only the second US-based company to ever reach the $2 trillion valuation, joining Apple in the select club.I list below three reasons why Microsoft's financial performance and stock have been seemingly unshakeable in the past several years.A reasonable long-term PEG of 2.0x and rock-solid balance sheet further justify the investment, in my view.Looking for a helping hand in the market? Members of Storm-Resistant Growth get exclusive ideas and guidance to navigate any climate. Learn More »

wdstock/iStock Editorial via Getty ImagesIt took ten months for another US-based tech giant to reach the $2 trillion valuation. After Apple ( AAPL) achieved the feat in August 2020, Microsoft ( MSFT) justified my label of "top FAAMG pick in 2021" and ended the June 22 trading session right at the $2 trillion mark (rounded to the nearest billion).

It is understandable that, at fresh all-time highs and testing the milestone level for the first time ever, some might feel uneasy about investing in this stock into strength. For instance, MSFT has handily topped the YTD performance of its key peers, AAPL and Amazon ( AMZN), as well as those of the broad market (see chart below).

However, I believe that Microsoft lends itself best for sustainable growth that is more predictable than its peers, a plus for long-term investors even at peak prices and fairly rich valuations.

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Microsoft Stock: $2 Trillion Valuation Is Just The Beginning (NASDAQ:MSFT) | Seeking Alpha

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To: Don Green who wrote (19561)6/25/2021 1:07:24 PM
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Microsoft’s Windows 11: The Big New PC Features Coming This Year

A redesigned interface, new productivity features and the ability to run Android apps are all key to Microsoft’s plan to give PCs a fresh ‘Start’—and take on Google and Apple

Windows 11: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the New ‘Start’ of the PC (Exclusive)

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Windows 11: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the New ‘Start’ of the PC (Exclusive)

Windows 11, due out later this year, is full of new features, including a new Start menu that's been moved to the center and a Microsoft Store with Android apps. In an exclusive interview, WSJ’s Joanna Stern spoke with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the software, the influence of the pandemic and his strategy of competing with Google and Apple. Photo illustration: Alex Kuzoian/The Wall Street Journal

Joanna Stern

Updated June 25, 2021 11:07 am ET

You don’t have to be a Microsoft historian to see the ping-pong pattern:

Windows XP — Hit!
Windows Vista — Flop.
Windows 7 — Hit!
Windows 8 — Flop.
Windows 10 — Hit!

If you were playing the odds, you’d bet Windows 11, announced Thursday, would flop. But what I’ve seen so far of Windows 11 looks smart. Plus, Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in an exclusive interview, joked that 11 is a lucky number.

While the Windows 11 interface has been redesigned, it’s more a fresh coat of paint than a complete remodel. Yes, Microsoft has moved the Start button to the bottom center, but, don’t you worry, you can always put it back in the left corner. There are loads of new productivity features, too, and the headline feature: Android apps!

Amazon (yes, that Amazon) is bringing its Android app store to the new Microsoft Store, and Windows 11 PCs themselves will be able to run the software, regardless of the chip that powers them.


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