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 …

Back to the office in 2021 at Google and Facebook

Most Google and Facebook employees will continue to work from home until the end of the year, although offices are expected to reopen this summer, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Back to the office in 2021 at Google and Facebook


Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), told employees that they will likely be working from home for the rest of 2020, according to information confirmed by Google.

The boss spoke to staff Thursday at a weekly general meeting, online.

He explained that those needing to return to the office will be able to do so in June or July, using enhanced security measures. But they will be the exception.

Alphabet employs more than 100,000 people worldwide.

At the end of April the group had already specified that telework would continue at least until June 1, and that the return would be "staggered" and "incremental".




Same story with Facebook, according to the American media.

The global social network plans to reopen its various offices from July 6, but that all its employees who wish can continue to work from home until 2021.

Facebook employed 45,000 people worldwide at the end of 2019 (not counting the thousands of workers employed by subcontractors) and plans to recruit 10,000 more to accelerate the development of its product and service offer, particularly suited to measures of social distancing.

Mark Zuckerberg, the group's boss, had already announced last month that his group would not hold rallies of more than 50 people until July 2021 at best.