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 nice amount that some residents of the PACA region can spend to help the tourism sector

A holiday checkbook will be distributed to people who worked in direct contact with the public during confinement. While containment promises to have serious consequences for the tourism sector, some regions are trying to help their businesses by all means. In Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, it is through a holiday checkbook that the region will try to boost tourism. The book will have a value of 500 euros which can be spent in hotel establishments, and other gites, in restaurants but also for leisure services. They will be usable until the end of the year, in the region only, indicates the president of the PACA Region Renaud Muselier in a press release.

The nice amount that some residents of the PACA region can spend to help the tourism sector

Not all residents can claim it. These vacation checkbooks are reserved for employees in the private sector who are domiciled in the PACA region and who will have worked continuously in contact with the public during the confinement period. These include delivery men, supermarket cashiers, and caregivers who have been on the war since the start of the crisis. To benefit from this, households must not benefit from a family quotient greater than 700 euros.

A sector that represents 140,000 jobs

The book can be used within the network of professionals registered with the network of the National Agency for Holiday Checks, which is a partner in this operation. In total, the initiative involves an investment of ten million euros, including four million directly put on the table by the region, said the press release.

The region sees this operation as a way of boosting consumption and supporting the tourism sector, a vital sector of economic activity in the south of France. "We are among the regions most affected by Paris-Île-de-France," said France 3 PACA, regional advisor François de Canson. "The region is second in France for the weight of its tourism economy," he insists. A sector which represents 13% of the GDP and 140,000 jobs, on a little more than five million inhabitants.