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 …

Facebook puts the pack on video chats

Facebook has presented several new features to bring its users closer, notably in Messenger, WhatsApp and Lives. Rooms is one of the big news of the day: these are new video chat rooms accessible from Messenger or simply from Facebook via the news feed. You can create a Rooms space, choose your guests, and also lock it, which is like closing the door of the discussion space. For the moment, the Rooms are limited to 8 participants, but ultimately up to 50 people will be able to chat in a Rooms lounge, which then takes on the air of a Zoom window… The resemblance may not be accidental: Zoom's success encroaches on Facebook.

 
Facebook has presented several new features to bring its users closer, notably in Messenger, WhatsApp and Lives

A little bit of Zoom

Rooms is now available in Anglo-Saxon countries on Facebook and Messenger, and it will be possible to create these chat rooms with Instagram, WhatsApp and Portal. In the same vein, Facebook is increasing the number of participants in audio and video discussions in WhatsApp: up to 8 people will be able to find themselves in the instant messaging application, calls always encrypted from start to finish, guarantee of confidentiality.

The social network also makes several improvements to the Live function of Facebook and Instagram. It is again possible to add another person with the return of Facebook's Live With function. Facebook events can be displayed as online only, and Facebook Lives can be integrated into it for live broadcast only for its guests.




If the connection is not optimal, it is possible to simply listen to the audio of a Live. A new “Donate” button appears to facilitate fundraising for this or that cause. And users can support their favorite creators by buying and sending stars during a video (1 star = 1 cent).

On Instagram, it is now possible to watch and comment live videos from your PC or Mac. We can also record videos from IGTV to facilitate sharing. Finally, Facebook announces that Portal calls can be made from Facebook pages and groups.