Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Windows Insider MVP Interview of Me! #WIMVP


#WIMVPI was contacted recently by one of the Windows Insider MVP Program Managers asking to set up a telephone interview.  The results of the interview were published today.

For those who haven't heard about the Windows Insider MVP Program, it was initiated following the reorganization of the Microsoft MVP Program in October, 2016.  As a result of the changes, Xbox MVPs moved under the management of the XBox team and the consumer MVPs moved to the Windows Insider Program.  The initial Windows Insider MVPs comprised the former Consumer Security, Surface, Windows Experience and Windows Phone MVPs. 

Special thanks to the Windows Insider MVP Program Managers, Tyler Ahn and Joe Camp, for all their hard work and to Dona Sarkar and the Windows Insider Program for their willingness to take us on.

Following the January, 2017, award cycle, there are approximately 200 Windows Insider MVPs (#WIMVP).  Although there isn't an official website yet, fellow MVP, Barb Bowman, created an unofficial list of the WIMVPs who provided her with information.  The list can be found in the references below.

As to the interview, you can find it here:

Windows Insider MVP and Security Specialist

(Before you ask, yes, the picture in the article is me but, as evidenced by the telephone and IBM Model D typewriter, it was from many years ago.)


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Flash Player Update for Microsoft Edge and IE11



The delay of the Microsoft February security updates to the March Update Tuesday (March 14, 2017) resulted in those operating systems having the built in Flash Player not getting the latest security update.

Rather than hold the Flash Player update to March, Version 24.0.0.221 of Adobe Flash Player has been released for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Pale Moon Bugfix Update to Version 27.1.1

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Pale Moon has been updated to Version 27.1.1.   

This is a small bugfix and stability update to the browser.  Details from the Release Notes:

Changes/Fixes:

  • Implemented a fix in media handling to prevent crashes with concurrent videos and/or rapidly starting/stopping video playback in the browser.
  • Fixed the way the Adobe Flash plugin is detected to prevent confusion with other plugins that identify themselves as "Flash" (e.g. VLC).
  • Windows: Solved stability issues caused by the release build process, resulting in unexpected behavior (e.g. hangups).
Minimum system Requirements (Windows):

  • Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 or later
  • Windows Platform Update (Vista/7) strongly recommended
  • A processor with SSE2 instruction support
  • 256 MB of free RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
  • At least 150 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows:

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