Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).

Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

The smart investor: "MTY was not built for pandemics"

"The strategy and the outlook are going to change significantly and need to be reflected in the evaluation," said Michael Glen of Raymond James. "It would be prudent to immediately suspend the dividend," said the analyst. This is what Recipe (the operator of the St-Hubert stores) announced that it would do last week.

Michael Glen of Raymond James

He also believes that the final closings of restaurants within the MTY Group (already high before the virus) will increase in the short term and lead to a significant increase in the number of corporate establishments that will have to be managed. Michael Glen does not see how MTY will be able to make acquisitions for a moment since the company will have to make gestures to "protect its balance sheet and its existing restaurants".

The risk of a dividend reduction at Laurentian Bank is very real, according to analyst Mario Mendonca of TD Bank. In a note released on Thursday, he points out that the payout ratio is currently very high and argues that the dividend should be expected to be curtailed, especially if the environment is set to deteriorate further.

TD Bank slipped 72% (70 cents) of its target price within 12 months for Bombardier’s stock on Thursday. TD expects less attractive prospects in the aviation sector and therefore more "conservative" business jet deliveries next year and for years to come. Given the current uncertainty and the risks inherent in the demand for business jets, Tim James recommends "caution." Bombardier's stock is currently trading at 45.5 cents.

Recall in a report from a Quebec portfolio manager: Warren Buffett once said that the stock market is a mechanism for transferring money from impatient people to patient people.

Dollarama won at least one buy recommendation this week. TD Bank now suggests buying the security. "The current price represents an opportunity because Dollarama is a quality defensive title during this period of uncertainty," said Brian Morrison in a midweek note. The analyst stresses that Dollarama, recognized this week as an essential trade, could take advantage of it to gain market share while smaller competitors can be closed.

The Montreal retailer will release its year-end results on Wednesday.

"Rather than follow the herd in an irrational rush towards gold producers, I prefer to focus on opportunities in sectors such as utilities, telecoms and consumer staples," says portfolio manager Charles Marleau, of Palos Management. "Regardless of the impact on the economy, we are likely to continue and possibly increase our demand for energy, telecoms and food," he said in a note to customers.

A CN board member just sold more than $ 400,000 worth of shares from the Montreal rail carrier. Denis Losier sold 4,000 shares during the sessions of March 19 and 24. CN’s share went from $ 127 in early February to $ 95 two weeks ago.