Surface Pro 7: Firmware update for Battery and USB Dock

[German]Microsoft released a set of firmware updates for Surface Pro 7 on December 5, 2019. In addition to improvements to the cameras, the Surface Dock USB performance and battery performance will also be optimized.

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PowerToys 0.14.1 released

[German]Microsoft had just released version 0.14.0 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users (see PowerToys 0.14.0 released). Now a bug fix update to version 0.14.1 has been realeased.

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Windows 10 20H1: KB4533028 for Insider – Notepad store app died, driver update experiment ends

[German]Microsoft has released the update KB4533028 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1 development branch, see Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19033 (20H1) in Slow and Fast Ring – will be Windows 10 Version 2004) for insiders on December 4, 2019. This cumulative update raises the build to 19035.1000. Within the announcement of this build, Microsoft informed use also about some other changes.  They say that the Notepad store app dies, for instance. Continue reading

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Thunderbird 68.3.0 released

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird have now released version 68.3.0. This is a maintenance update for the main 68 version of the email client.

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Firefox 71/68.3esr: Profile issues and bugs during upgrade

Mozilla[German]On December 3, 2019 Mozilla’s developers released the next major version 71 as well as the 68.3esr of the Firefox browser. The update does not work for all users. Some users are claiming damaged/deleted profiles and lost addons. Here is a short overview of the known issues.

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Mozilla removed Firefox Addons from AVG/AVAST

Mozilla[German]Mozilla developers have blocked (removed) AVG and AVAST antivirus addons in Firefox from Mozilla addon store. The probable reason: The addons of this provider (AVAST) must have passed on private data. Addenum: A statement from AVAST has been added.

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Microsoft Office Patchday (December 3, 2019)

[German]On December 3, 2019 (the first Tuesday of the month, Office Patchday), Microsoft released a series of non-security updates for versions of Microsoft Office (this time Office 2016 only) that are still supported.

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Unpatched Android vulnerability StrandHogg exploited

[German]Bad news for Android users who installs a lot of apps on their devices. There is an unpatched Android vulnerability called StrandHogg. This vulnerability is already being exploited by malicious apps.

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Google Chrome vulnerability CVE-2019-13667 in iOS-App

Security researchers have found a CVE-2019-13667 vulnerability in the Google Chrome iOS app prior to version 77.0.3865.75 that allows remote attack.

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AWS: Bring-Your-Own-License Experience für Microsoft Windows Server und SQL Server

AmazonAmazon has just announced a change for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) in terms of hosting Microsoft’s Windows Server and Windows SQL Server with its own licenses. Details may be read at A New, Simplified, Bring-Your-Own-License Experience for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server.

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