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 …

Why predicting the future is more uncertain today than ever | France

The uncertainties about 2020 growth are so great that the Banque de France and INSEE preferred to postpone the publication of their forecasts. France will plunge into recession in 2020. All the experts agree on this point. On the other hand, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the extent of the decline in GDP. In its amending finance bill for 2020, the government had to decide. And, as tradition dictates, rather with optimism - determination, a politician would say. Based on the dual hypothesis of confinement limited to one month and a rapid return to normal of French demand, Bercy thus forecasts a limited recession of ... 1%.
 
Future of Economy is not predictable for CoronaVirus

Large institutions (IMF, OECD ...) are waiting for their part to see more clearly about the evolution of the health crisis to turn, in turn, their econometric models. Despite the many unknowns, some economists or private business institutions have risked the game of forecasting. And the result of their work is not encouraging: they all display projections that are considerably darker than the French state.

Patrick Artus of Natixis thus advanced on a fall in GDP of around 2%. At Morgan Stanley, the recession is estimated at -4.8%. As for the director of the Toulouse School of Economics, Christian Gollier, he indicated, in an interview with L’Obs, that he envisaged a fall in GDP from 10% to ... 20%. A survey by BFM Business of forecasters also calls into question government forecasts, with a soft consensus that revolves around a decline in French GDP this year between -6% and -10%.

The divergences between all these forecasts are explained by the uncertainties surrounding the evolution of the epidemic (duration of containment measures, possible return of the Coronavirus to China, rapid discovery of a vaccine ...) but also of course the ability of the economy to recover after the shock has passed. The quality of the rebound will depend on the number of business bankruptcies recorded during the containment period and the time it takes for financial markets to return to normal, still in a tight state on Friday. The action of central banks throughout the crisis will also remain essential.

Faced with such a fog, public conjuncturists chose the path of wisdom and decided to suspend their work. "In the current context of strong uncertainties about 2020 linked to the coronavirus, the Banque de France, exceptionally, will not publish this end of quarter of annual macroeconomic forecasts", explains the institution in a press release. It postpones this publication to the end of June. INSEE also postponed the publication of its economic outlook note next week.