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 …

African Development Bank Joins Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of the African Development Bank, one of the world's largest issuers of social impact bonds, in the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network (NSBN). NSBN is an international platform accessible to the public, designed to improve the transparency of the market for sustainable and green bonds with social impact.

African Development Bank Joins Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network

Ten Bank bonds have been added to the platform, including its iconic social bond loan worth US $ 3 billion, "Fighting COVID-19", launched in March 2020, the highest social bond in back then in the international capital markets. “Fighting COVID-19” remains the largest social bond issue denominated in US dollars to date. Its objective is to contribute to the mitigation of the economic and social impact of the pandemic on the livelihoods of the African populations and the economies of the continent.

By joining the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network, socially responsible issuers have a unique opportunity to draw attention to the concrete steps they are taking to finance climate change and growth green.




“The Nasdaq welcomes the integration of the African Development Bank into our sustainable bond platform with, in particular, its social bond Fight Covid-19, launched to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on African economies and livelihoods of its people. We are proud to offer visibility to a transmitter with such a powerful social mandate, which the world needs more than ever, especially in these difficult times. "Said Ann-Charlotte Eliasson, Vice-President, responsible for the list of EU bonds and sustainable debt. Since the launch of the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network last December, more than 40 issuers from 13 countries have added more than 4,000 bonds to the platform, including the Nordic Investment Bank, HSBC and Fannie Mae.