Microsoft's Windows Phone is Officially Dead

Microsoft's Windows Phone is Officially Dead

"Rolling out this month, customers can expect a unified look and feel for the Microsoft Store across Windows 10 and Xbox devices that will give them a simpler experience for how and where they discover, explore and purchase products and content", a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. A person with less system privileges would be less impacted, but if a user with full admin rights opened the file, it would open the door for an attacker to wreak havoc on a system or network. Microsoft's workaround for the time being is to go into the system BIOS and disable UCSI prior to applying the update. And during the recent Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it was similarly made clear that mobile is no longer a serious focus for the Redmond-based giant.

"As part of final preparations for the general availability of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on Oct. 17th, we have begun releasing Build 16299.15 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring", said Microsoft's Dona Sarkar. "Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year".

"Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security", the note stated.

You can check which version of Windows you are running by typing "winver" into the search box on the taskbar or the run dialog box and hitting Enter. An attacker can exploit the vulnerability by sending a maliciously crafted request to an affected SharePoint system. The updates causing the problems after installation were KB4041676 and KB4041691.

"One example of such software is the Windows operating system, which currently has three versions under active support - Windows 7, 8 and 10", he said. None of these systems make it past this message. Just like when Microsoft killed off the original version of Windows 10 in May, today's end of support affects Home, Education, Pro, and Enterprise editions. Both Belfiore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently revealed they have switched to Android devices, and HP last week announced it plans to stop production of its Elite X3 Windows 10 phone.