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 …

Statistical miracle and revival of the Covid

The financial centers have erased, in recent days, part of the heavy loss recorded last Thursday. The hundreds of billions injected by central banks and governments have helped fuel the recovery, allowing statistics to rebound and ruling out the middle scenarios. A sweet euphoria barely overshadowed by the renewed vigor of the Covid. Barely, really?

Statistical miracle and revival of the Covid

When you take a little bottle, on the financial markets as elsewhere, you quickly learn that the world is never binary as soon as it integrates human. I often explain it to my children or to fresh trainees from school who arrive with some certainty. Playing bad guys and good guys only has a time. And there you say to yourself: but where is he taking us this morning? Do not panic, I hang up the cars. Well, I believe.

In a period of acute crisis, as was the case at the height of Covid-19, naturalness returns at a gallop and we are left with cynical deniers on the one hand ("whatever, you get carried away for nothing ") and on the other anxious forecasters (" we're all going to die or almost "). The two clans are mistaken and the reality is, once again, intermediary and can be summarized as follows: the coronavirus has caused considerable damage but its consequences are not as extreme as what was planned. But the economic models that have turned recently, in addition to flaunting worrying limits, are more pessimistic than reality. This has been seen with employment or consumption figures in the United States.




And this should continue with a simple basic effect. The monthly and quarterly variations are accelerating mechanically in all sectors. Even the most affected by the Covid-19. For example, the May auto sales statistics show significant growth rates since no vehicle was sold in April. Sales in clothing too. Even restaurants and hotels will show nice upward slopes in the coming weeks. They start from scratch. In "monthly change", not in "annual change", obviously. But these double-digit growth statistics have a massive positive effect on confidence indicators and on investor perception. They are even more powerful than the certainties about the contraction of GDP in the coming months and than the multiple risks that threaten the economy. And explain part of the rebound in the indices since the end of March, even if we keep a certain impression of a little frenzied runaway, which is reminiscent of the famous drawing of the American designer Kal.

The CAC40 gleaned 0.1% to 4956 points at the opening, even if investors keep an eye on the resurgence of the cases of Covid-19 in the south of the United States and in China, and on the further deterioration of the health situation in Brazil.




Inflation is on the agenda today, in the United Kingdom (8:00 am), in Europe (11:00 am) and in Canada (2:30 pm). In the United States, building permits and construction starts (2:30 p.m.) will precede the Conference Board leading indicators index and oil stocks (4:30 p.m.), before a new hearing of Jerome Powell by parliamentarians at the Capitol (6:00 p.m.) .

The euro fell back below the 1.13 USD mark. The ounce of gold is stable at 1725 USD. Oil retreated to 37.45 USD per WTI and 40.30 USD Brent. The yield on the 10-year US government bond reached 0.73%. Bitcoin drops slightly below 9500 USD.