Richard Hay

Richard
Hay
Sr. Contributing Editor,
Penton Technology

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well in what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – AnotherWin95.com – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and WindowsObserver.com is the result of the work I have done on this site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed in the Microsoft MVP for Windows each year on January 1st for seven consecutive awards in the program.

I host the Observed Tech PODCAST which is a weekly look at all things tech with a decidedly Microsoft angle however, all subjects are discussed including security, social media, hardware, software and anything tech-ish!

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015.

Articles

Creators Update: Microsoft Moves Windows 10 Build 15063 to Insider Slow Ring
Since being released Monday night, Build 15063 has been on Fast Ring testing machines. Now the larger Slow Ring group will get to test this build as it continues towards the release of the Creators Update.
Microsoft's Outlook Premium Service Expands to Six New Countries
Just prior to the special launch pricing expiring, Microsoft is offering their Outlook.com Premium service in six additional countries.
Getting Your Devices Ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update
Now that it looks like the third major feature update for Windows 10 will be out in the next few weeks it is time to prepare for the update by taking care of a few things on your Windows 10 device.
MouseComputers Debuts Their Affordable Windows Hello Camera for Windows 10 3
Users have been waiting for an option to add facial recognition to their Windows 10 PCs at a reasonable price and it seems MouseComputers is now delivering that reality.
Does Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15063 for PC and Mobile Mark End of Redstone 2 Development? 1
Microsoft puts in overtime to get a joint PC and Mobile build released for Insiders in the Fast Ring that will likely be the general availability release build in the next few weeks.
Windows 10 (Redstone 2) Build Tracker for PCs 4
Microsoft has begun development on the next major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 2, and it is expected to be released some time in 2017. This page will track all of the PC builds released under the Redstone 2 branch for testing and preview.
Windows 10 (Redstone 2) Build Tracker for Mobile 1
Microsoft has begun development on the next major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 2, and it is expected to be released some time in 2017. This page will track all of the Mobile builds released under the Redstone 2 branch for testing and preview.
Catching Up: Current Status of Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) Builds
As we begin another week keeping an eye on the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is in its final stages of development, we don't know what to expect but we can catch everyone up after the last month of steady build releases.
Wrapping Up The Week - One Last Windows 10 Build Shuffle for Slow Ring & ISOs for Download
A very busy week wraps up with one last shuffling of the builds for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Another Day - Another Build as Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15061 for PCs 2
The push to test final fixes in the soon to be released Creators Update continues with the release of a third PC testing build this week to Windows Insiders.
App Tour: Complete Anatomy for Windows 10
Not only is this a great UWP app from the Windows Store but it also shows how well the Desktop Bridge for iOS can port an app over to the Windows platform.
Windows 10 Build 15060 - The Next Step Towards General Availability of the Creators Update 1
For the second time this week, Microsoft has delivered another build of the Windows 10 Creators Update for Fast Ring testers.
Metered Connections in Windows 10 Creators Update Will Not Block All Windows Update Downloads (Updated) 5
It looks like designating a connection as metered in the Windows 10 Creators Update may not block all updates from being downloaded on your system
Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15048 Slow Ring ISOs Now Available for Download
If you want to check out the clean install experience for the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, these ISOs will help you start that process.
Does Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15058 Finally Set the Stage for General Availability? 6
Initially it looked like this latest build of the Creators Update could be the last step in the development process for this major feature update but an early morning tweet from Redmond has put that in doubt.

Comments

Another Day - Another Build as Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15061 for PCs
March 18, 2017

Indeed - a very accurate sentence for sure. Thanks for bringing it to my attention - now fixed!

Does Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15058 Finally Set the Stage for General Availability?
March 16, 2017

Out of curiosity, how do you enable the watermark?

Metered Connections in Windows 10 Creators Update Will Not Block All Windows Update Downloads (Updated)
March 16, 2017

Thanks for sharing the link to that FAQ and I agree - it is now just more visible that metered connections will be used to download some updates.

Still - that FAQ was...

Can You Keep Your Data Safe Just Using OneDrive?
March 10, 2017

Not mobile - it is on demand - grab when you need the file.

New Windows 10 Devices Announced at Mobile World Congress 2017
March 1, 2017

I did not see anything in the write up but one of the images with the keyboard showed a pen loop I believe.