The latest Rufus pre-release version 3.19 Beta adds a bypass for Windows 11 22H2 Microsoft Account (MSA) requirement. Microsoft added this MSA criteria last month with one of the Insider builds.
Windows 11 22H2 build 22621.160 (RTM) gets File Explorer Tab navigation
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Windows 11 in the Dev Channel fixes Windows Security app issues, and more
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Microsoft keeps making it harder for consumers to set up Windows with just a local account. For the privacy conscious or other use cases, especially when using the Pro edition, it should be possible.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 22H2 Insiders on the Windows 11 Pro edition will now require a Microsoft Account and internet connection during the initial setup of a personal use device.
Microsoft has once again urged customers to let go of passwords completely and instead transition to modern authentication methods such as password-less sign-in via Windows Hello and security keys.
Google's updates to its infrastructure product and pricing structure might show an increase in the bills for some customers while others will enjoy lower bills. Price changes go into effect on Oct 1.
The latest Microsoft Weekly digest deals with some pesky requirements that the company is imposing on Windows 11 users, a watermark, a new Dev Channel build, and details about a PWA hub.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will soon require Windows 11 Pro users to use a Microsoft account and have an internet connection when setting up their Windows device for the first time.
Microsoft has formally announced the death of passwords, at least on its services. Starting today, you can completely remove a password from your Microsoft account and use alternate methods instead.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of email OTP for better B2B collaboration. Guest users will be allowed to access resources without Azure AD, a Microsoft account, or Google federation.
Microsoft has published a new account activity policy that includes a rule saying that you'll need to sign into your Microsoft account at least once every two years to prevent it from being closed.