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 …

Oil collapse could have far-reaching consequences

The collapse in oil prices since their peak this winter has had serious consequences, both on the financial markets and on countries. Discover them in our slideshow article. Oil prices have seen a real descent into hell lately. The reference barrel WTI even fell below 0, while the barrel of Brent returned to floors dating from ... 2001. “The oil crash is clouding the climate on the stock markets, which were already projecting towards an economic recovery, especially in United States and in several European countries, including Germany, where containment measures are beginning to be gradually lifted ”, notes Federal Finance Gestion.

After the hope of an exit from the coronavirus crisis from mid-2020, reflected by the crazy surge in Wall Street for a month (more than 30% increase since the low point of March 23) "Are worried about a longer global recession, as suggested by oil prices, whose plunge reflects much darker expectations than expected for global demand for raw materials," said the asset manager. Despite the rebound observed in recent days in oil prices, mainly linked to technical factors and an escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States, they remain negatively oriented, trending.

The sudden drop in oil prices should have many consequences on the economy and the markets, notes Frรฉdรฉric Rollin, investment strategy advisor at Pictet Asset Management, who evokes among other things “a reality check” for equities, of which the recent rally could be “called into question”, a fall in oil and oil prices, the risk of closing many extraction sites, as well as a risk of turbulence for high-yield US bonds (a market made up of around 10% of companies linked to shale oil). Discover the consequences of the collapse in oil prices in this slideshow article.