Windows 10 news recap: Skype’s classic installer gets pulled due to security flaw, Uber drops Windows 10 support and more
Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Microsoft pulls installer for “classic” Skype for Windows desktop app due to security issue
While Microsoft is pushing the new Skype experience on Windows 10, Android and iOS, the classic Skype installer for previous versions of Windows is still a thing. Now, due to a security issue with the classic installer, the company has pulled the installer. While users can continue to use the classic Skype, it is recommended that users upgrade to the new experience.
Skype 220.127.116.11 is likely the last classic version we'll see. Get a copy here before it's gone. https://t.co/M7em1Ly5VW
— Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael) February 16, 2018
Uber ends support of Windows 10 app
Uber appears to have ended support for its UWP app, effectively ending support for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, after a recent response from Uber’s support team stated that they now only support iPhone and Android devices. This comes after users complain of issues with the Windows 10 app for Uber.
Google’s Project Zero exposes new Microsoft Edge security flaw
Project Zero, Google’s team of security researchers who aim to find flaws in first-party and third-party software, have released details of a security flaw in Microsoft Edge, after Microsoft failed to patch the flaw in the allocated timeframe, and being given extensions.
Windows Insider Program continues to grow, Insiders for Business hits 30K milestone
Around a year after launching the Windows Insider Program for Business, aimed at IT pros, Microsoft has announced that the program continues to grow, and that it now has over 30,000 insiders taking part in providing feedback to Microsoft from a business and IT pro perspective.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!Further reading: Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Skype, Uber, Windows 10, Windows Insider Program for Business