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 …

Alexander Forbes sells its insurance subsidiary in Namibia

Alexander Forbes Namibia Holdings (AF Namibia Holdings), 75% owned by the South African financial services group Alexander Forbes, has undertaken to sell all of the shares of its subsidiary Alexander Forbes Insurance Company Namibia (AFI Namibia).
 
Alexander Forbes sells its insurance subsidiary in Namibia

The buyer is Momentum Short Term Insurance Namibia (MSTI Namibia), a short-term insurance company operating in the Namibian market belonging to the South African group Momentum Metropolitan. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, it offered a financial compensation of 50 million rand ($ 2.6 million) for the acquisition of AFI Namibia shares.

The transaction is subject to the approval of the Namibian regulatory authorities, the Namibian Competition Commission and the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority. It could be finalized in the second half of 2020.




The sale of this unit is part of the group’s strategy to offload its insurance pole. Last February, Momentum Metropolitan finalized the acquisition of Alexander Forbes' short-term insurance business in South Africa.

As part of the new sale, part of the financial resources obtained will be redistributed to the shareholders of Alexander Forbes. The other part will be used to finance the group's liquidity and investment needs.