The Sams Report Ep 85: So Many Events And Redstones

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 3 Comments

The Sams Report is a weekly podcast that dives deep into the world of Microsoft. With the company transforming the way it operates and Nadella putting his own touch on all aspects of the organization, the Sams Report breaks down the news and offers insight from insider sources.

On this episode, Microsoft has announced three events and there may be more on the horizon.

If you have any questions, you can join the chat room or find me on Twitter @bdsams.
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3 responses to “The Sams Report Ep 85: So Many Events And Redstones”

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    SherlockHolmes

    Brad, what if you build your own PC with newer CPUs? Are they supported under Windows 8.1 or 7?

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      Brumfondl

      In reply to SherlockHolmes:

      The block is part of the following updates:

      KB4015549: Windows 7 Monthly Rollup (which includes security and quality fixes)

      KB4015546: Windows 7 Security-Only Rollup

      KB4015550: Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup (which includes security and quality fixes)

      KB4015547: Windows 8.1 Security-Only Rollup


      So at a guess it will not matter how you got the new PC with the lovely new CPU, it will no longer be supported in Win 7 and 8.1.

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    Elindalyne

    In regards to UWP -

    As a dev it currently makes no sense for my company to look at UWP apps. 42% of our users are still in Windows 7, 6% are on Windows 8.1. Paul's idea that they could leverage Xamarin to target Android would probably be the only thing to make us actually seriously evaluate UWP. Add IOS to that mix and its a lot easier to sell to management.

    Honestly, if they came out with a framework you could install on Windows 7/8.1 to run UWP apps, that'd help too. Obviously that will never happen.

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