Microsoft and Samsung partner to empower you to achieve more | Windows Experience Blog

Today, we joined Samsung on stage in New York City at their Galaxy Unpacked event to share a vision for the future of productivity and how we will continue to partner in the coming years to empower people to achieve more across new Samsung devices and Microsoft experiences.This begins the next chapter of our long-standing partnership with Samsung and is another step in our journey to bring the best of Microsoft productivity to the devices you know and love. We are excited to announce that the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones will help you get more done right out of the box, natively integrated with best-in-class productivity apps and services from Microsoft including OneDrive, Outlook, Your Phone app with Link to Windows, and access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As Satya said today, our ambition is to help people be more productive on any device, anywhere – and the combination of our intelligent experiences with Samsung’s powerful, new devices, including Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+, make this a reality.

Connecting your phone and Windows 10 PC
With Microsoft’s Your Phone, you can stay more productive on your Windows 10 PC. With the ability to access your recent photos, text messages, notifications and mobile apps right on your PC, you can stay in your flow, without the need to switch between devices[1]. And now, with native integration of Link to Windows on Galaxy Note10, it’s never been easier to connect your Samsung phone to your Windows 10 PC. Just connect your Galaxy Note10 with your PC via the Link to Windows setting and get instant access to your Android phone’s content that matters to you. Now there’s no need to dig for your phone to check notifications, schedule a ride to the airport, or even text. And you can finally stop emailing yourself photos as you can drag and drop photos directly into your email or your PowerPoint presentation.

Later this month, Galaxy Note10 users will be the first to experience the new Phone screen[2] feature, which allows you to access your Android phone’s apps, right from your PC while using your keyboard and mouse, or touch screen. Users can try out multi-touch gestures such as pinch to zoom, rotate, or swipe from their PC’s touchscreen while using Phone screen. As I demonstrated at the event today, whether it’s messaging someone, requesting a ride, scrolling through friends’ updates or ordering dinner, your phone’s screen will be available directly on your PC. And we are not stopping here; later this year, we are planning to introduce the ability to make and receive mobile calls directly from your PC. Accept the call, reply with a text, or send the caller to voicemail right from your PC. All of these features and experiences will continue to deliver meaningful innovation to help you stay focused and more productive on your Windows PC[3].
Your photos and files synced and available across devices
OneDrive makes it easy to back up, protect, share and access your photos and files from any of your devices, anywhere[4]. Today we also announced that soon, OneDrive will be natively integrated into the Samsung Gallery app, providing automatic syncing of your photos and videos and enabling new protection and cross-device experiences. The Galaxy Note10 will be the first to get the OneDrive integration, with more Samsung devices to follow. Coming this fall, you’ll have the option to sync your photos and videos to the cloud where they will be safe and accessible across all your devices.

In addition to offering the ability to access your files from anywhere, the OneDrive app also has built-in sharing, security and productivity features. For example, you can share and collaborate on files and photo albums, and you can scan and save paper documents, receipts and whiteboards and then mark them up with your finger or the Samsung S Pen. You can also securely store IDs, travel docs and other important files in OneDrive Personal Vault, a protected area of OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, or a PIN[5] Locked files in the Personal Vault have an extra layer of security, keeping them more secured in the event someone gains access to your account or device.
OneDrive customers can get 5GB of free storage with the option to purchase 100 GB or an Office 365 subscription which includes 1 TB plus other premium features including simple recovery from malicious malware and ransomware attacks.
Outlook and Office apps help you get more done on the go
To help people get more done on the go, Outlook, a top-rated mail and calendar app, is pre-installed with Galaxy Note10. With Outlook, you can access your email, calendar, contacts and files in one convenient app – helping you to save time and focus on what matters. Additionally, Galaxy Note10 users will now have enhanced integration with the S Pen. Samsung aficionados already know they can hover over emails to preview them and take quick actions like archive, delete, flag, or reply. Now, Samsung customers can hover over a contact in email to get detailed information at a glance – tap to chat, call, or email all from your inbox. Or with Outlook’s integrated calendar and contacts, view invitations in your inbox alongside appointments for the rest of your day and hover with the S Pen to accept/decline.
Additionally, Outlook has expanded support for the Samsung ecosystem. Outlook for Android is launching an updated user experience for tablets. You can now see your folders, message list and reading pane all together with a three-pane view – and, it’s flexible so you can expand the reading pane based on your personal preference. When connected using the Samsung DeX Station for PC, you can open multiple messages in separate windows and interact with Outlook with your mouse and keyboard. Lastly, we look forward to launching a new Outlook app for Samsung Galaxy wearables in the future so you can get things done even when your mobile phone is not in hand.
Galaxy Note10 will also include access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint to offer an untethered Office experience on the go. Familiar and powerful editing, formatting and management tools make it as easy to work on files on your mobile device as it is on your desktop, so that you can continue working even if you’re away from your computer.

Experience the new Galaxy Note10 at Microsoft Store
Visit the Microsoft Store online or in person to preorder[6] and experience the new Galaxy Note10. Beginning Aug. 23, you can trade-in select mobile devices at your local Microsoft Store and receive up to $650 in trade-in value to use towards the purchase of a new Galaxy Note10.
New Galaxy Book S delivers Gigabit LTE connectivity
Samsung also unveiled on stage today the new Galaxy Book S. Developed in partnership with Microsoft and Qualcomm, this new Windows 10 PC offers Gigabit LTE connectivity to the cloud, touch-to-wake capabilities, the leading Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, and a premium design that that is ultra-slim and light-weight for uncompromised mobility. Galaxy Book S will be available this fall in select markets.
Today is an important step for both Microsoft and Samsung, and it’s just the beginning of our investment together.  We can’t wait to share more with you over the coming months and years as we invest together to empower individuals and organizations to achieve more.
[1] Users must link their mobile phone to their PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on their mobile phone where available, or through ‘Your Phone app’ on their PC. Your Phone app comes preinstalled on PCs with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later, and is downloadable for Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later versions. Requires a Microsoft Account and an Android 7.0+ phone.
[2] Phone screen requires a Windows 10 PC running the May 2019 Update (1903). Galaxy Note10 and the PC must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
[3] Windows 1809 required
[4] OneDrive files may be made available for offline use. Otherwise internet access required. Fees may apply.
[5] Face and fingerprint verification requires specialized hardware such as a Windows Hello-capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
[6] Preorder begins 9:01pm PT 8/7; trade-in offer at Microsoft Stores available 8/23 – 9/8

For Sale – Macbook Air 11″ Early 2014 4GB 128GB SSD 1.4GHz Core I5 – Boxed

I’ve finally decided to upgrade my beloved Macbook air, so now have it up for sale.

It’s an 11″ Macbook Air early 2014 model. Complete with 128gb SSD, 4gb RAM, 1.4GHz core I5 processor, boxed and complete with power cable and i’ll throw in a carry sleeve too.

It’s in excellent condition as per photos and has been reset to factory settings ready for a new user to set up. It’s currently running High Sierra.
Battery cycle count before factory reset was 346 (might now be 347), condition ‘normal’.

Only selling due to wanting a bigger screen for my studies and work.

Looking for £400 delivery, payment via bank transfer please.
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Price and currency: £400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Staffs
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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18956 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18956 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, these builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If you take this flight, you won’t be able to switch Slow or Release Preview rings without doing a clean-install on your PC.
If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle.

A redesigned Network Status page in Settings  
Based on your feedback, we’re revamping the Network & Internet landing page in Settings to provide more information at a glance about your device’s connectivity, combining several pages to give you one clear view of how you are connected to the internet.
New view of active connections: We now show all available connection interfaces on the Status page, so you can quickly see what is connected and view and change properties as needed. If you have multiple connections, only one will be used for internet connectivity at a time, and that one is still shown in the Status diagram at the top of the page.

Integrated Data Usage: As you may have noticed in the picture above, you can now see how much data is being used by a network right from the Status page! If it looks like you’re using a lot of data, you can drill into the Data Usage page to create a limit for that network, which will warn you if you get close or go over your limit. You can also see how much data each app is using on that network.

We hope you like the changes! If you have any feedback about these, you can share it via the Feedback Hub under Network and Internet > Networking Experience – Look and Feel.
Traditional Chinese IME Improvements
Thank you everyone who’s shared feedback about the new Traditional Chinese Bopomofo / ChangJie / Quick IME so far! The development team has been working on improving the quality and fixing bugs based on what you’ve told us, including:
Bopomofo, ChangJie, and Quick IMEs: We improved the speed of toggling conversion mode ([中] mode and [英] mode). Now it you can switch between the two faster.
Bopomofo IME:
We heard feedback that some of you’ve been accidentally hitting the Shift + Space keyboard shortcut, resulting in the character width changing unexpectedly between Half-width and Full-width, so we’ve added a new setting for this if you’d prefer to disable the keyboard shortcut (Note: The default is enabled). To access this setting, right click the [中/英] icon in the taskbar, click Settings > General > “Use Shift + Space to switch character width”.
As you may have noticed in the screenshot above, we’re now adding the ability to change the candidate font size, separate from the rest of the system if you find that you need it to be a bit bigger. (You can still change the system font size under [Ease of Access]>[Display]>[Make text bigger].)

We also fixed issues where:
The candidate numbers sometimes disappeared from the candidate window.
Shift+Number wasn’t working for selecting an associated phrase.

Thanks again! If you have any further feedback about these experiences, let us know.
Notification settings improvements now rolling out to all of Fast
Thanks everyone who’s tried out our improvements so far. We’re now starting to roll these out to all Insiders. To recap what you’ll see when you have the change:
If you hover your mouse over an incoming notification, you’ll now see a settings icon to make it easy to adjust that app’s notification settings.
We’ve updated the design of the per-app notification settings for visual clarity.
There’s now a direct link to notification settings at the top of the Action Center.
Notifications & Action Settings now has a checkbox for muting the sound of all notifications.
By default, the senders in Notifications & Action Settings are now sorted by “most recently sent a notification.”

Cortana rollout increasing to more Insiders using English (United States)
We’re increasing the rollout of the new Cortana experience to now be available for 50% of the Insiders using English (United States). You may need to reboot before you see the change on your PC. Looking for something to try once it appears for you? Try “What’s the weather?” or “Tell me a joke” to get started.

[ADDED] Accessibility Improvements
Text Cursor Indicator Preview: Changes to the text cursor indicator can now be viewed on the fly in a new preview pane when changing the size or color in the Text cursor page in Ease of Access.
Magnifier reading now supports 3 new ways to start reading: Press the play button to start reading from the top of content, or selected text if text was selected, or press the read from here button then click where you want to start reading. Note that this experience works with apps with large content like Edge, Word, Mail, etc. Known issue: Play from top may not work at times and you will hear “cannot read from here.”
Narrator gives page summaries and popular links: In Build 18894,we released a quick summary with Narrator + S that will give you headings, links, and landmarks. Pressing Narrator + S twice quickly will open a dialog window with the number of headings, landmarks, and links and a list of popular links. Popular links are the most commonly used links on the website, and you can navigate directly to those links from the page summary.
New Narrator Sound Scheme: We’ve revamped Narrator sounds to be more functional and responsive. As part of that effort, we added sounds for common actions, such as when you land on a link or when you turn on or off scan mode. To manage sounds for common actions, go to Narrator settings.
In Build 18945, we released a more efficient reading experience in Outlook when arrowing through emails. If the older reading experience is preferred, you can disable the new reading experience by unchecking the “Have Narrator be more efficient in Outlook (experimental)” option in Narrator Settings.
[ADDED] Sideloading setting for MSIX no longer required
Starting in this build, enabling the sideloading setting is no longer required to install MSIX packages. Prior to this, you would need to enable a sideloading policy through Settings or group policy to deploy an MSIX package. Now, you can deploy a signed MSIX package onto a device without a special configuration. As part of this change, we have changed the developer mode to be a toggle in the For developer page in Settings. Enterprises can still disable sideloading behaviors via enterprise policy. To learn more about MSIX, please refer to the documentation here:

Calculator app updates
Over the next few days we’ll be starting to roll out a Calculator app update to Insiders in the Fast ring. This app is most notable because it adds the ability to put Calculator in an Always on Top mode! Thanks everyone who shared feedback requesting this – we look forward to you trying it out. Once you have the updated version, you’ll be able to switch into the Always on Top mode by clicking the icon next to the calculator mode name.

We’re in the process of returning Tamper Protection to being on by default for all Insiders. You’ll see this change reflected on your PC across the next few weeks.
We fixed an issue where, if snipping via Print Screen was enabled, certain UI would unexpectedly dismiss before it could be captured in the snip.
We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard button not launching the touch keyboard on certain devices.
We fixed an issue where, if you dragged File Explorer while the search dropdown was visible, the dropdown could end up disconnected from the search box.
We fixed an issue where, if a search was in progress in File Explorer, then it’d take two clicks on the X to clear the search results.
We fixed an issue where using the “Automatically type into Search Box” view setting would result in the first letter of your File Explorer search being dropped.
We fixed an issue where File Explorer recent searches weren’t disabled when the group policy “Turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box” was enabled.
We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash when searching File Explorer starting in a OneDrive folder if OneDrive was not running.
We fixed an issue where Homegroup options might still appear in the “Give access to” File Explorer context menu entry, despite the Homegroup feature no longer being available.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a taskbar search crash right after log-in.

There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
Occasionally, the candidate selection in prediction candidate window for the Japanese IME doesn’t match with the composition string. We are investigating the issue.
When connected via cellular, the Network status will be incorrect, but the device is able to use the connection.

What skills do you need for a successful career in technology? In Episode 22 of the Windows Insider Podcast: Your Career Path to the Future, Microsoft mentors Anita Varghese and Mike Pell join us to talk about how you can advance your career through creativity, leadership, and confidence. Plus, learn more about how you can start mentoring others.
Listen via your favorite podcast app or online.

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TraceProcessor 0.2.0 – Windows Developer Blog

TraceProcessor version 0.2.0 is now available on NuGet with the following package ID:Microsoft.Windows.EventTracing.Processing.All
This release contains minor feature additions and bug fixes since version 0.1.0. (A full changelog is below).
There are a couple of project settings we recommend using with TraceProcessor:
We recommend running exes as 64-bit. The Visual Studio default for a new C# console application is Any CPU with Prefer 32-bit checked. Trace processing can be memory-intensive, especially with larger traces, and we recommend changing Platform target to x64 (or unchecking Prefer 32-bit) in exes that use TraceProcessor. To change these settings, see the Build tab under Properties for the project. To change these settings for all configurations, ensure that the Configuration dropdown is set to All Configurations, rather than the default of the current configuration only.
We also suggest using NuGet with the newer-style PackageReference mode rather than the older packages.config mode. To change the default for new projects, see Tools, NuGet Package Manager, Package Manager Settings, Package Management, Default package management format.
TraceProcessor supports loading symbols and getting stacks from several data sources. The following console application looks at CPU samples and outputs the estimated duration that a specific function was running (based on the trace’s statistical sampling of CPU usage):

using Microsoft.Windows.EventTracing;
using Microsoft.Windows.EventTracing.Cpu;
using Microsoft.Windows.EventTracing.Symbols;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
if (args.Length != 3)
Console.Error.WriteLine(“Usage: GetCpuSampleDuration.exe “);

string tracePath = args[0];
string imageName = args[1];
string functionName = args[2];

Dictionary matchDurationByCommandLine = new Dictionary();

using (ITraceProcessor trace = TraceProcessor.Create(tracePath))
IPendingResult pendingSymbolData = trace.UseSymbols();
IPendingResult pendingCpuSamplingData = trace.UseCpuSamplingData();


ISymbolDataSource symbolData = pendingSymbolData.Result;
ICpuSampleDataSource cpuSamplingData = pendingCpuSamplingData.Result;

symbolData.LoadSymbolsForConsoleAsync(SymCachePath.Automatic, SymbolPath.Automatic).GetAwaiter().GetResult();

IThreadStackPattern pattern = AnalyzerThreadStackPattern.Parse($”{imageName}!{functionName}”);

foreach (ICpuSample sample in cpuSamplingData.Samples)
if (sample.Stack != null && sample.Stack.Matches(pattern))
string commandLine = sample.Process.CommandLine;

if (!matchDurationByCommandLine.ContainsKey(commandLine))
matchDurationByCommandLine.Add(commandLine, Duration.Zero);

matchDurationByCommandLine[commandLine] += sample.Weight;

foreach (string commandLine in matchDurationByCommandLine.Keys)
Console.WriteLine($”{commandLine}: {matchDurationByCommandLine[commandLine]}”);

Running this program produces output similar to the following:
C:GetCpuSampleDurationbinDebug> GetCpuSampleDuration.exe C:boot.etl user32.dll LoadImageInternal0.0% (0 of 1165; 0 loaded)100.0% (1165 of 1165; 791 loaded)
wininit.exe: 15.99 msC:WindowsExplorer.EXE: 5 mswinlogon.exe: 20.15 ms“C:UsersAdminUACAppDataLocalMicrosoftOneDriveOneDrive.exe” /background: 2.09 ms
(Output details will vary depending on the trace).
Internally, TraceProcessor uses the SymCache format, which is a cache of some of the data stored in a PDB. When loading symbols, TraceProcessor requires specifying a location to use for these SymCache files (a SymCache path) and supports optionally specifying a SymbolPath to access PDBs. When a SymbolPath is provided, TraceProcessor will create SymCache files out of PDB files as needed, and subsequent processing of the same data can use the SymCache files directly for better performance.
The full changelog for version 0.2.0 is as follows:

Multiple Timestamp properties are now TraceTimestamp instead (which implicitly converts to the former Timestamp return type).
When a trace containing lost events is processed and AllowLostEvents was not set to true, a new TraceLostEventsException is thrown.

ISymbolDataSource now exposes Pdbs. This list contains every PDB that LoadSymbols is capable of loading for the trace.
IDiskActivity now exposes StorportDriverDiskServiceDuration and IORateData.
IMappedFileLifetime and IPageFileSectionLifetime now expose CreateStacks and DeleteStacks.
UseContextSwitchData and trace.UseReadyThreadData are now available individually rather than only as part of trace.UseCpuSchedulingData.
Last Branch Record (LBR) data has been added and is available via trace.UseLastBranchRecordData.
EventContext now provides access to original trace timestamp values.
IEnergyEstimationInterval now exposes ConsumerId.

A NullReferenceException inside of ICpuThreadActivity.WaitingDuration has been fixed.
An InvalidOperationException inside of Stack Tags has been fixed.
An InvalidOperationException inside of multiple file and registry path related properties has been fixed.
A handle leak inside of TraceProcessor.Create has been fixed.
A hang inside of ISymbolDataSource.LoadSymbolsAsync has been fixed.
Support for loading local PDB files and transcoding them into symcache files has been fixed.
Disks that were not mounted when the trace was recorded will now result in an IDisk that will throw on access to most properties instead of returning zeroes. Use the new IDisk.HasData property to check this condition before accessing these properties. This pattern is similar to how IPartition already functions.
A COMException in IDiskActivityDataSource.GetUsagePercentages has been fixed.

IImageWeakKey has been deprecated as it can contain inaccurate data. IImage.Timestamp and IImage.Size should be used instead.
OriginalImageName has been deprecated as it can contain inaccurate data. IImage.OriginalFileName should be used instead.
Most primitive data types (Timestamp, FrequencyValue, etc) now implement IComparable.
A new setting, SuppressFirstTimeSetupMessage, has been added to TraceProcessorSettings. When set to true, the message regarding our first time setup process running will be suppressed.
SymbolPath and SymCachePath now include static helpers for generating commonly used paths.
As before, if you find these packages useful, we would love to hear from you, and we welcome your feedback. For questions using this package, you can post on StackOverflow with the tag .net-traceprocessing, and feedback can also be sent via email to [email protected]

Wanted – Cheapo small notebook/laptop

Ok…It is an Asus T200-TA, with 11.6″ screen, Intel Quad core 1.6 gHz Atom Z3795 processor. The operating system is on a 32GB eMMC drive and there is a second 500GB HDD for storage. It has 4MB of RAM and is currently running Windows 8.1…it did run Windows 10 Pro until an update about 6 months ago knocked out the touch-screen capability, so I reverted it back to win 8.1 and everything works fine. It is a 2-in-1 laptop, meaning the screen detaches from the keyboard so you can use it as a tablet…hence the touch screen working was important.

It was my daughter’s but she never got on with it having the two hard drives…so it was lightly used by her, and consequently it is in pretty good condition, almost unmarked.

There is a very slight nick in the charger cable, but I have masked it with a bit of insulating tape… or, if you prefer, a new charger could be bought on ebay.

Any further info required, I will try my best to answer.

I’d be looking for £120 ish plus postage.

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