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9.4.2017

Installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Filed under: Windows,Windows 10 — Till @ 16:33:16

Last Saturday I installed the new Windows 10 version on my computers at home. The new version (Redstone 2) is 1703 and Microsoft called it „Creators Update“, because they focused on creative people and putting 3D and mixed reality into Windows 10.

The official rollout will start April 11th and the update will be installed automatically some days or weeks later. Because Microsoft does not rollout the update to all devices at once, it depends on your location and model. Maybe you can trigger it by checking manually for new updates.

 

If you do not want to wait, you can download the update tool from the Microsoft website. Just click on „update now“, download the tool and start it.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

The tool will lead you through the update process

 

I used the Windows10Upgrade program for four PCs. At least it was successfully, but I had some troubles on the way.

My first computer failed installing the update and rolled back to the previous version. Nothing bad happened – I was only a little bit disappointed, because the first computer failed.

 

I tried some research, but I did not find any hint why it failed. So, I started it a second time and it ended successfully.

My very, very old DELL (It was delivered with Windows Vista) had some problems with network (WLAN) after installing successfully the Creators Update. But finally, it was working. I did not why. I disabled and enabled the adapter, did some reboots…

One of the computers failed to download the binaries. A simple restart of the tool fixed this error.

For such big Microsoft update it was a successful day. If you had some other problems with the update the following article might be helpful.

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-creators-update-common-problems-and-fixes

 

The update itself has some nice new features, if you are interested in creative work. But from my point of view some very nice features were canceled, e.g. the „My People“-feature. Hopefully it will come with Redstone 3 in autumn.

I miss also the OneDrive placeholders. In the first versions of One Drive you were also able to browse through folders that are not synced with your computer. Files that were only available online had a different icon, so that it was easy to see which files were offline available and which files need an internet connection to work with them.

So, which changes are in Redstone 2?

Paint 3D

You can now create 3D-paintings.

Improvements in Edge

The browser has some nice new features. E.g. a quick view for all pages that are open in your browser.

 

And you can now install extension for Edge like a Pinterest Save button or Amazon assistant (you find them in the Microsoft store).

 

 

The defender security center changed

 

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/23/introducing-windows-defender-security-center/#lQ6Cbu7LVgYW9mjw.97

… and some settings moved from the old control panel into the new windows settings page and many other things were changed or improved.

 

For my work (private or company) the update has not so many interesting changes. It is nice and you should install it but do not expect too much, if you are not a creator.

Additional information can be found in the Windows blog.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/tag/windows-10-creators-update/#JWXYtTuUgKyayDJq.97

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/03/29/windows-10-creators-update-coming-april-11-surface-expands-markets/#4kgXvyUyYKkYJxHp.97

 

5.4.2017

Luxury life or just normal?

Filed under: Technology — Till @ 13:14:43

​Today, in the early morning I left my house and saw, that the light was still on. So, I stood in front of the house and was thinking, if I would like to go back and switch off the lights. After some seconds, I realize that my wireless network is still available and so I use my mobile to control the light – Yes, there is an Windows 10 universal app for Philips Hue running on Windows Phone and Windows Desktop. Not an original, but it is nice too.

I am starting to like the Hue system more and more. I switch on the light when I am still in the bed, so I can go safely into the bath room. Normally I ask Alexa to witch off the lights when I am leaving, but I can still do it in front of the house with the app or over the internet whereever I am on the Philips Hue website. I already know that there a nice workflows in IFTT. Maybe in Microsoft Flow there are some rules for hue too. I will check.

On my way in the office I was dreaming about controling the light in the office with an app on the standard client. Maybe also the temperature, air condition and jalousie. Science fiction? In the new Microsoft in Munich it is reality. Maybe it could be realize at the new campus of my company too…

2.4.2017

Trying to understand Sway

Filed under: Microsoft,Office365,Technology — Till @ 12:33:39

I only wanted to know how many free space my mailbox has, but I clicked on Docs.com and was in new world, because many things on this site has to be done with Sway.

I remembered that I saw Sway two years ago and … gave up. But now I wanted to understand this tool. For me Sway seems to be something between Powerpoint and a small content management system. I am not sure if you need an Office 365 subscription, but if you want to find out, go to https://sway.com
You can add cards if you want to add content and organize it in your Sway.
While you are working with the elements and properties of the cards, your Sway grews up and starts to live.
I am not sure, if Sway could replace PowerPoint presenstations in a company. One problem might be, that you can not store your sways on your local drive. You need an internet connection while showing your presentation. On the other side sharing and working together is easy
I will give Sway a chance for one of the next presenstations…
If you would like to see more Sways and tutorials, you can visit https://docs.com/Sway

31.3.2017

I do not need Alexa

Filed under: Technology — Till @ 08:25:03

I do not know any real reason, why I should have Alexa in my house. At the moment I have two echo dots, because she did not understand me, when I was in the kitchen.

The first day I tested every question that comes in my mind. Sometimes her answer were disappointing, sometimes a surprise and often correct. A few days later I found out that she is very expensive. Not the dots itself, but the things around her. Because answering questions is not a good reason for Alexa, I was searching for an additional job. I bought Phillips Hue… And now she switch on and off some lights in the house. I really fear, that I will replace each light bulb. But first I need a good idea to prevent me from clicking the traditional switch. A sheet of paper with tesa looks not so nice.

Now I am waiting for the standalone Cortana device (because I am still a Windows 10 fan with a Lumia 950XL)

 

30.5.2015

Where is all the time?

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , — Till @ 15:01:12

Wow in 2013 was my last entry… Sometimes I think, that all These social media stuff is too much. Facebook, Twitter, Instagramm, Swarm, Yelp… If you want to follow all these channels there is no time for writing something in  blog.

Today I killed all the SPAM comments and users and before leaving I woud like to send a „ping“ to the internet: So, I am still alive  🙂 and still vegetarian  🙂

The second point – coming and staying a vegetarian was not hard. In the last time appeared many products in the shops.  Therefore you have a lot of Food without an animal inside. The next step is also for me difficult: vegan. I tried it several times for some days. But I always failed, because it is complicated to look every time on the list of the ingredients. So, at the moment I still eat cheese and eggs and sometimes (if the coffee shop do not have Soja milk and I do not like an Espresso at this moment) I also drink milk…

15.9.2013

Why becoming a vegetarian

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , , , — Till @ 16:47:47

I started as most of you with eating meat. Sometimes I thought about the origin of Steaks and Schnitzel but most of the times not.

Than came a phase where I ate meat very seldom. It was not necessary for me but from time to time it was still nice. Maybe because the host cooked a wonderful lunch or maybe Big Tasty…

One day I recognize that I do not like meat anymore and I stopped to eat it. Without exception. But why? And when did it start?

I do not abstain from meat for medical reasons. This was an aspect when I reduced it. Nowadays the thought of eating a part of an animal triggers something deep inside me. It hurts a little bit. It is the Feeling that it is not fair crucify and killing someone for my pleasure. Killing „Someone“? It is only an animal. This brings me to the answer of the second question. It started shortly after my two cats clopped through my appartment. It started with looking into their eyes. They are both black and it is difficult to find out who is who. But after a while I noticed that they are not only cats. They develop ist own character. If a cat lifts its head with a short meow, you know that this is Phoebe. If I water the flowers, the cat running fast to me is Tara. So, they are not longer only pets, they became persons. They are creatures. And what es the difference between them and a cow or a pig? I think even in the past I was not be able to eat an animal that I looked into his eyes, that I stroke. But today it is impossible for me, because I always think about the creature that has to die for a burger or steak.

Many people are against animal experiments but they are still eating meat. The difference between experiments and meat-industry is only small. If you are thinking that the animals have a wonderful long life in a beautiful nature, wake up! This industry is cruel and nothing to do with respect for animals and for life. They torture the animals in a different way than the scientist but they do.  Most of the animals have a horrible life and maybe the death is a salvation for them. Is this the way we should treat the nature? And if you believe in god, do you think that this is the way he told us?

Yes, I changed my way of living late and I follow this way without compromise and sometimes a little bit to radical when talking to friends (sorry for that). But I think sometimes it is important to annoy others. Sometimes it is still a little bit hard for me to resist the flavor of a meal with meat, because I ate it in the past and yes, it was nice… But it is not too hard for me, because my impulse are the eyes of Phoebe and Tara. They changed my life in many ways.

 

14.6.2013

Mütze geht auf Reise

Filed under: Family,Privat — Schlagwörter: , , — Till @ 20:37:00

Eine Mütze hat all ihren Mut zusammengenommen und hat die Reise in die weite Welt angetreten. Wer mehr darüber wissen will, kann einfach auf einer der folgenden Seiten schauen oder am besten auf allen drei Seiten  🙂

https://www.facebook.com/MuetzeGehtAufReise

http://einemuetzereistumdiewelt.wordpress.com/

http://www.twitter.com/MuetzeHL

 

21.4.2013

Finally …. Spring.

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: — Till @ 12:33:57

Yessssss. It is spring. The sun is shining, the leaf buds are bursting and ….. it is Sunday  🙂

So, have a nice, sunny springday.

25.3.2013

Will it snow again?

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , — Till @ 14:12:38

Still no spring feeling because the snow is still in the yard  and there is no chance that it will melt away in the next days. But the main question is , if the next days will bring us new snow…

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18.3.2013

Waiting for spring…

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , , — Till @ 14:03:26

It is boring…. Again snow fall down and we all are still waiting for the first spring day…

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