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Sorry (but not sorry): We need to discuss Apple. Ladies and gentlemen, start your gongs! The Mac transition to ARM and how this is better than Windows 10 on ARM The new macOS UX and how this is better/more consistent than Fluent in Windows 10The new iOS 14 UX and how it's the same thing as live tiles, just 10 years laterRelated: Microsoft complained about Apple's business practices; Apple subtly announced small changes to address the concerns. Edge memory improvements are coming to Chrome too Consumer features start appearing in Teams on mobile in preview Skype for Windows 10 and Skype desktop are consolidated. Confused yet? From the "oh, you'll pay" department: Edge enterprise sync comes to Microsoft 365 Business Premium; Windows Defender ATP comes to Android in previewSend Later feature coming to Outlook on the web. Some of it, anyway.Microsoft shuts down MixerMore Game Pass games coming this week! Tip of the week: Paul embraces Linux, and you should too. How to correctly install and configure WSL 2. What's the future of WSL?App pick of the week: Opera. Opera 69 for desktop picks up Twitter integration. Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft's latest acquisitions in data modeling and IoT. It's always interesting to see where Microsoft is putting its acquisition dollars. In the past two weeks, the company bought a data-modeling company, ADRM Software, and an IoT security company, CyberX. Developer pick of the week: Microsoft releases phase one of OpenJDK for Windows 10 on ARM. Microsoft loves Java! Cocktail pick of the week: Grand Cosmo: A tribute to CosmoDB (COME ON)... Paul's wife's unique take on a Cosmopolitan:- 6 parts pear vodka- 2 parts Grand Marnier (or triple sec or Cointreau)- 2 parts lime juice- 4 parts cranberry juice- Shake with ice and serve over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge or slice. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: GetRoman.com/WINDOWS expressvpn.com/windows
Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10 20H2 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/677 Sponsors: OpenShift.com/windows LastPass.com/twit
What is the Windows Experience Feature Pack? If you get Windows 10 2004, you automatically get this thing. But MS officials won't talk about it... (insert shrug emoji here) Microsoft fixed a blocker issue for the May 2020 Update that brings Windows 10 version 2004 to Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3.Related: Another Windows 10 Fast Ring build is out today. It has nested virtualization for AMD processors. And a few fixes. That's it.We heard from Keivan Beigi, Mr. AppGet Amazon sues Google over our old buddy Brian Hall FU2, Microsoft! Slack and Amazon partnership is interesting Apple set to announce macOS on ARM - It will succeed where Microsoft and Qualcomm have failed repeatedly. Also, Apple should buy DuckDuckGo, not Microsoft. Using Brave requires trust. And they just blew it. Déjà vu: Now 50 U.S. states want to break up Google. This is a great idea.Hardware is hard. Google sold only 7.2 million handsets in 2019, and most of them were low-end devices. Remember when Microsoft used to sell many more than that? Huawei is at war because of U.S. actions against it. One strategy: Hoarding. Xbox Microsoft launches Digital Direct And whatever happened to that disc-to-digital thing? Sony's PS5 games event is rescheduled to this Thursday New Game Pass games for JunePlus: There's a big Xbox sale right now Tip of the week: Consider powerline networking. Everyone knows about Wi-Fi and Ethernet, but powerline networking provides an interesting middle ground between the two and can work well in some circumstances.App pick of the week: Sumatra PDF. It ain't pretty, but Sumatra PDF is the lightweight and full-featured PDF reader we need. Plus, it works with EPUB as well. Enterprise pick of the week: WVD users: MSIX App Attach is ready for testing. Windows Virtual Desktop users can now test MSIX App Attach. If this ends up working as advertised, it should make using WVD even better. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS barracuda.com/windows itpro.tv/ww code: WW50
Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004 ... or did they? (if a tree falls...)Discontent is growing in the community. Two key issues:Why don't Surface PCs get new Windows versions on Day One?Why were their sudden over a dozen known issues that had never come up during testing?Microsoft essentially stole WinGet after courting the developer of AppGet and offering a job that never materialized.Microsoft's response is inadequate.Beigi says he's talking to MS and may have more to share soon (whatever that means)Microsoft reveals deprecated, removed features in Windows 10 version 2004HP reveals a new Windows Mixed Reality headset. Why?New Edge starts rolling out to Windows 10 users via Windows Update (starting w. 1803/1809)Google is sued for tracking users in Incognito move. Seriously, people use Brave. Or Edge.Microsoft enables Windows Spellcheck API for all Chromium browsersSamsung Access - a new subscription service that gets you an S20, premium support, and ... Microsoft 365 Personal. Interesting.Microsoft says Xbox Series X will be the most compatible console ever.Sony starts making the PS5Microsoft launches that simpler new Guide in latest Xbox System UpdateTip of the week: Wait. I know you want Windows 10 version 2004. Just wait if your hardware isn't ready. Seriously.App pick of the week: Any browser not named Chrome. Edge, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, Firefox, Safari are all better choices.Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft bot tools you can use. Microsoft is adding more bot tools to its stable for developers and non-developers, including a tool for building Alexa stills using the MS Bot FrameworkCodename pick of the week: Bicep. Microsoft has started developing a new ARM desired-state language, codenamed as "Bicep." ARM as in Azure Resource Manager. Thanks to Aidan Finn for the link from the Build content about thisBeer pick of the week: SlackTide Brewing Angry Osprey IPA. I haven't had this beer, but I chose it in honor of Slack's Stuart Butterfield, who continues to act like an angry osprey when it comes to Teams. It sounds like a good one – a west coast IPA with Citra and Centennial Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS barracuda.com/windows
Windows 10 version 2004 is finally hereToday's the day. And ... nothing is going to change, really. There is some new Cortana app info for the now standalone productivity aide And what about new features? Anything worth discussing? Meanwhile: What does Windows 10 usage share look like on the eve of 2004's launch?And it's almost time to ramp up the Windows 10 21H1 testing! Related: Windows 10 on ARM can now be installed virtually, but only on Windows 10 on ARM. Related: Source code for NT 3.5 and OG Xbox leaksExtension sync finally comes to Microsoft Edge. History sync is "this summer," and open tab sync is unclear. Why is Microsoft still pushing proprietary dev solutions for Windows apps?And on that note, This is what Microsoft said about PWAs at Build .NET MAUI is the future of Xamarin.Forms. But is it the real future for Windows dev? Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: expressvpn.com/windows
Microsoft Build 2020!Microsoft is holding its first-ever virtual version of Build this week and there is a TON of news.And ScottGu is alive! And collecting stamps!Microsoft is finally unifying Win32/UWP development and decoupling it from specific Windows versions. Here's how it will work for new apps---let's call them Windows apps---and for existing apps that devs want to upgrade.Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, with GUI apps coming soon.Windows Terminal 1.0Windows Package Manager - Microsoft Store will eventually just be a front-end to thisMicrosoft ListsMicrosoft Teams - new automations, plus template supportFluid Framework - open-source, end-user UXProject CortexNew consumer and work features coming...Collections is getting Pinterest and OneNote integrationMore new features: Sidebar search, new add-on store, automatic profile switchingMicrosoft now has the 5th-fastest supercomputer in the world.HoloLens 2 was quiet at Build, but it's getting 5G and is heading to more marketsMicrosoft is adding the ability to share running apps in Visual Studio Live Share, and it's also adding built-in chat and calling functionality to the IDEs.Tip of the week: Get the Build 2020 (virtual) swag! Can't go to Build this year? Neither can anyone else. But be sure to get the swag!App pick of the week: Microsoft PowerToys 0.81. PowerToys is turning into a cool collection of utilities, with one gotta-have-it: PowerToys Run.Enterprise pick of the week: Learn TV. If you like geeky Microsoft developer and engineering content, you may want to check out Learn TV, its newest video content channel: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-adds-new-learn-tv-video-channel-for-daily-technical-content/Codename pick of the week: Odyssey. That new massive supercomputer work seems to be codenamed Odyssey (at least based on a job posting or two). Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit itpro.tv/windows use code WW30
Windows 10 version 2004 creeps towards completion No word yet on final release date, but we have new "final" build And Microsoft has released the Windows 10 version 2004 SDK Microsoft will fix cracked Surface Laptop 3 displays for free What really happened here?Surface Go 2, Surface Earbuds, and Surface Headphones 2 are now available for purchase A few more observations about Surface Go 2 The rest of the new hardware arrives later this month Surface Duo emulator is updated again Microsoft finally takes on Reply-All storms, but only in Office 365 Commercial Outlook is getting a Smart Reply feature. Outlook on the Web, that is. Meaning Office/MS365 Commercial Microsoft Family Safety app arrives on Android, iOS in limited previewBuild is next week - here's the agenda.Microsoft (Godzilla) takes on Amazon (King Kong)Microsoft accuses Amazon of secretly continuing its fight for the JEDI contractAnd then Amazon lashed out at Microsoft in a deliciously unprofessional post Sony says PS5 is on track for holiday 2020, PS4 has sold 110 million units. Tip of the week: 555-5555 (Jenny) I think I've figured out how to bypass the Microsoft account requirement in any recent version of Windows 10. App pick of the week: Halo 2 Anniversary for PC. 4K/UHD graphics/60+ fps for just $9.99! Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Autopilot program comes to ... HoloLens (?) Microsoft is testing a Windows Autopilot program for HoloLens 2, which implies it either is getting bulk orders from businesses for HoloLens or it thinks it can and will in the foreseeable future. Enterprise pick of the week 2: New branding (madness) for Microsoft 365 Apps. The artist formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus is getting a bunch of branding and ring changes. Hold onto your M365s, folks! Beer pick of the week: Night Shift Brewing Night Lite. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT
Windows 10X Delayed "Because COVID" Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/671 Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT barracuda.com/windows Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS
Microsoft earnings are later today. A few predictions. Google's are in, and they are surprisingly good.Cloud outlook: cloudy Microsoft outlines more steps it's taking to try to keep its cloud services up and running But constraint issues are still happening and no real details are available on how it's increasing capacityRelated: Samsung's memory business is going gangbusters because of cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft But ... will it last? And won't consumer demand for "stuff" overtake this again at some point? GitHub has back-to-back outagesWindows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 now on 1/3rd of Windows 10 PCs OneDrive differential sync is finally rolled out to all users Intel unlocks graphics driversMicrosoft 365 Microsoft posts that Microsoft 365 consumer briefing -- and I checked, they communicated Teams consumer features properly Microsoft details new M365 features released/announced in April Interesting tidbit: You can open two Word or PPT documents now on iPad GSuite users can now directly manage Windows 10 devicesGoogle Meet now free. Take that, Skype and Teams! Hm. Zoom chooses Oracle to expand its cloud infrastructure (over Azure, AWS, GWC).Microsoft patches GIF vulnerability in Teams Speaking of Teams, Planner in Teams is being rebranded as Tasks starting in MayXbox Games with Gold for May is announcedTips and picks Tip of the week: Turn your Microsoft Rewards into Mixer subscriptions. Mixer now lets you redeem your Microsoft Rewards points for channel subscriptions so you can use your Rewards to directly support your favorite streamer. App pick of the week: Stardock Curtains. Thanks to Windows 10's support for Dark Mode, it's now possible to skin this thing in an elegant way. Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server containers now GA on Azure Kubernetes Service. Move over Linux. Windows Server container support is now available in AKS after a year in preview. Codename pick of the week: Santos. Microsoft has been dabbling with the idea of holoportation (telepresence) for a while. It may be getting more serious. Walking Cat found links to a couple of apps: Mirage and Santos, that could be related to this work. Mirage allows users to add a virtual monitor and Santos is some kind of teleconferencing client. Beer pick of the week: All Cats are Grey in the Dark. A "white" stout! It's a thing. There's a very good example of the style from Fat Orange Cat Brewing. Clocks in at a modest 7.2%. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, and a little chocolate. Definitely sweet and syrupy. It's worth trying: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45814/332966/ Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: itpro.tv/ww code: WW30
Microsoft 365 for consumers is here Microsoft has made the shift from Office 365 Personal/Home to Microsoft 365 Personal/Family What's changed? (Just the brand) What about all those new features that Microsoft promised? What about Teams? There's a lot of confusion about this one.Mo' Microsoft 365 Microsoft integrates Yammer into Teams. Is this the beginning of the end of Yammer? Skype gets custom background imagesSurface It looks like a virtual launch for Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. And probably a new Dock and those Earbuds we all forgot about. Latest rumor: A bigger screen for Surface Go 2.Windows 10 Microsoft finally moves Windows 10 version 2004 into Release Preview. No tea leaves are needed: This is the beginning of the end. Or the end of the beginning. New Fast and Slow ring builds today tooXbox New Xbox dashboard launches quietly, with no announcement Microsoft trademark application reveals the new X Series logoTips and picks Tip of the week: You don't necessarily have to pay for Microsoft 365. Here's what you get for free. App pick of the week: New web browsers. Vivaldi gets serious about tracking and ads. Opera adds Instagram integration Plus: Curtains for Windows 10 brings back the XP look and feel, more Plus: Fornite is finally in the Google Play Store Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Research podcast. One of the best podcast series at Microsoft these days is the Microsoft Research podcast. The breadth of the topics covered is fantastic. They also offer some excellent explanations of existing cutting-edge tech. (And they have full transcripts online, too.) Check it out: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/category/podcast/ Codename pick of the week: Project Moca. Remember that Outlook Spaces feature that the Walking Cat unearthed a while back. Turns out, it's still under development and now goes by the "Project Moca" codename. (Thanks to one of our fans from Portland, Oregon, for the codename tipoff.) Beer pick of the week: Other Half All Together IPA. Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn has open-sourced a beer recipe, hoping other brewers will make versions of their own. This solid New England IPA called All Together, is meant as a benefit project for the hospitality industry workers who've been affected by COVID-19. All the proceeds are going to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation. Keep an eye out for your local breweries' All Together releases. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: expressvpn.com/windows ZipRecruiter.com/worktogether
Neo, Duo, Windows 10X Delayed Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/668 Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
Edge is #2!!!, MS Cancels all Live Events Until July, 2021 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/667 Sponsor: barracuda.com/windows
Microsoft Virtualizes Ignite, Cloud vs Covid-19 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/666 Sponsor: Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS
Windows 10 on Pause, xCloud, Doom 64 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/665 Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/windows canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT expressvpn.com/windows
Build Canceled, Xbox Series X Event Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/664 Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/windows LastPass.com/twit Melissa.com/twit
Windows 10X Microsoft updates Windows 10X emulator for dual-screen devices What's new and what's improved? Related: Does Windows 10X solve the Chromebook problem? MJF: Not really until 10X comes to cheap(er) clamshell laptopsWindows 10 First Windows Insider build in two weeks brings talk of change, but not much actual change Still no GA info on Windows 10 2004 COVID-19 Weekly After pushing employees to work from home, now there are two Microsoft employees that have been diagnosed Related: Microsoft and Google will both host virtual events to make up for canceled physical events Big Microsoft GDC announcement next week live on Windows Weekly at 11:40am PDT - We have Richard Campbell here as a guest, with some interesting info about how COVID-19 has impacted work travel Plus: The history of .NETSecurity, security security New 'wormable' SMB vulnerability disclosed (accidentally) as part of Patch Tuesday. No info on when Microsoft plans to patch it Meanwhile, in the good news department: Microsoft's coordinated takedown of Necurs, one of the largest known spam and malware botnetsXbox Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches ... ... and Microsoft lowers the price of Xbox One X to $399Tips and picks Tip of the week: Check out Windows 10X. You no longer need to have a Fast ring Windows Insider build to use the emulator. But there is one important requirement. App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Warzone is here! And it's free! Enterprise pick of the week: Cosmos DB gets a free tier! Microsoft adds a free tier (free as in forever) for its Cosmos DB NoSQL cloud database. Enterprise pick No. 2: About that major Azure US East outage. Is it still a cloud outage if almost no one complains publicly? Where is the outrage, cloud citizens? Beer pick of the week: O'Fallon Brewery Barrels Salted Pretzel. This amber was brewed with toasted malt and Himalayan salt giving you a toasted pretzel flavor. We got to have a sample of this during our beer tasting at WWT in Saint Louis. It was really tasty and really did taste like a pretzel. Only 5% ABV, too, so you can have more than one with your tofudog. https://untappd.com/b/o-fallon-brewery-barrels-salted-pretzel/2977506 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Guest: Richard Campbell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: twit.cachefly.com
Coronavirus Cancellations, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/662 Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit
Surface Duo Peek, Azure Sphere Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/661 Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT FreshBooks.com/windows
CRACKGATE Uh-oh, Microsoft has another Surface reliability issue on its hands. Hopefully, this one is not an endemic hardware problem like Surfacegate was in 2016. Related: Microsoft set to unveil Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 in the Spring.Microsoft Edge Microsoft updates its roadmap for Edge, giving us a nice look at what to expect---and when---in 2020. Extension sync is happening this month, starting in Canary Related: A little lesson in tracking protection.Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 should arrive soon. Anything worth talking about? Your Phone is getting RCS Messaging support Break out the Patch Tuesday cocktails: Microsoft's latest patches wreaking havoc for some users One is hiding users' profiles and data Another connected to UEFI has been pulled by MicrosoftOffice/Microsoft 365 Microsoft is bringing a new Spaces feature to Outlook this year. Related: Microsoft: Over 25 percent of Office 365 licenses now sold through Microsoft 365 Mo' Microsoft AWS wins one in court, Microsoft must pause work on JEDIXbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary begins public testing on the PC! Microsoft announces the remaining new Game Pass games for FebruaryTips and picks Tip of the week: Discover the incredible Microsoft learning resources on EdX. EdX.org hosts an amazing array of free online courses for Microsoft products, services, and technologies. App pick of the week: Office for Android and iOS. It's available for everyone now on both platforms. Why is there a new notes experience? Enterprise pick of the week: More Dynamics 365 apps are coming. Woohoo! Dynamics fans, rejoice (or lament): Dynamics 365 Project Operations and Dynamics 365 Finance Insights are now on the Dynamics 365 roadmap. Codename pick of the week: Union. The new Office mobile app for iOS and Android had a fitting codename: Union. It's a mashup – or a "union," one could say -- of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Beer pick of the week: Aslin Master of Oranges. Not all DIPAs are created equal. Some are not too hoppy, not too sweet and smell/taste of nicely bitter orange peel. Meet Aslin's "Master of Oranges." Brewed by Aslin Brewing in Herndon, Va. (a tribute to the JEDI contract!) Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit expressvpn.com/windows Melissa.com/twit
MWC 2020 cancelled, Windows 10X Revealed Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/659 Sponsors: twit.cachefly.com ZipRecruiter.com/windows
This Week's Stories: Panos Is Wumped (Windows plus Pumped) Panos is running a new combined Windows and Devices team. JoeB is going to OXO What will PC OEMs do? Key takeaway: This is good for Windows and for Microsoft Related: More reorg news of the day. Teper is going to run Teams. And Jeff Weiner is out as CEO of LinkedIn.Microsoft controversies of the week! #1 Surface Hub 2X: What's happening After a leak claimed that Microsoft was delaying or even canceling Surface Hub 2X, Microsoft revised its plans (again, remember this is the second major delay/issue). What the heck is going on with Surface?#2 Microsoft Store/UWP on the decline Another nail in the coffin: Microsoft is shutting down the ad-based monetization of UWP apps in the Store. But which coffin? This probably says more about Microsoft Store than UWP.#3 BingJacked: The sequel? Windows Search is down for many this morning. It's back now (but you probably need a reboot or 3)Microsoft at MWC Microsoft will show off some stuff at MWC, but nothing like last year. Looks like Paul is staying home.Microsoft earnings We're a week late and a dollar short, but let's talk about Microsoft's earnings. Microsoft earned $11.6 billion on revenues of $36.9 billion in the quarter ending December 31. Windows had a larger than expected contribution Paul's business-by-business analysisXbox There's a new System Update (2002, of course) coming in February Microsoft launches a new Xbox Bounty ProgramPicks of the Week Tip of the week: Give Game Pass for PC a shot App pick of the week: Outlook ... on mobile, not the PC Enterprise pick of the week: System Center 2019 Update Rollup 1 is out Codename pick of the week: Aruba Beer pick of the week: Allagash Tripel Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit
Thinking more about Surface Neo and DuoLast week, Microsoft released the SDK and emulator for the Android-based Duo; ones for Neo coming soonThe Duo SDK for Mac developers also is now available (as of this week) - So let's think ahead about why Microsoft is calling these devices "a new category"Who is the intended audience? It's not creatives (who were big targets of the Surface tablets/PCs)Are these going to be positioned as PCs? Tablets? Is Apple still a primary competitive target for these devices?What kinds of software and services will be preloaded?What are the hardware, M365/O365 and Edge/MSN/Bing teams contributing? (they supposedly develop these new devices together) New launcher, unified search, stuff like Collections?Will developers find these dual-screen devices interesting enough to target? Or not till the UI comes to "regular" PCs?Will Neo and Duo attract users who don't see a need for a PC anymore? Does MS think they could be users' sole (or maybe secondary) devices?Thinking more about searchLast week, Microsoft made a bad move: Deciding to hijack the Chrome browsers of O365 ProPlus users and switch their search engine to BingSo far, Microsoft has not claimed "based on user feedback" that they're undoing this moveThe real reason for this: Microsoft is starting to push Bing as an Intranet search engine (see MS Search in Bing; Project Cortex, the new Office app experience)Implications of this - Microsoft will lose the moral high-ground if it doesn't do the right thingWindows 10Windows version 1909 usage share hits 15 percentNew Insider build, no more Insider PWA appNew CU fixes at least some File Explorer problems for 1903/1909 usersRelated: Microsoft to bring Edge tab management feature to ChromeSemi-related: A major USB-C bug has hit virtually all modern ThinkPads.Not really related, but still worth a mention: Premium Outlook.com users are losing personalized email addresses at end of Feb. (unless you subscribe to O365)Windows 7!FSF wants Microsoft to open-source Windows. They're nuts. And yet...Microsoft has one more security update coming for Windows 7XboxNew Games with Gold for FebruaryTips and picksTip of the week: Help me pick the next programming project.NETpad (Visual Basic/Windows Forms/.NET Framework) is winding down, so the next one will be a C#/WPF/.NET Framework/Core project. And I need some ideas.App pick of the week: Surface Duo EmulatorEnterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Wave 1 2020Enterprise pick No. 2: Beware the LDAP signing apocalypse in MarchBeer pick of the week: Perennial Abraxas Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT FreshBooks.com/windows
Microsoft 2020 Predictions Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/656 Sponsors: expressvpn.com/windows Melissa.com/twit LastPass.com/twit
Windows 7 support ends- Yesterday, Microsoft released the "final" updates for Windows 7 for most people (But not that update for the NSA-reported crypto bug that was for Win 10 and Win Server, interestingly)- Today, Windows 7 will begin displaying a full-screen nag to upgrade to Windows 10- Microsoft Edge might be supported on Windows 7 for at least 18 months, and Microsoft Security Essentials will keep working for some indeterminate time period. Google Chrome will also be supported for 18+ months.The (new) Microsoft Edge era begins- Microsoft launches its (curiously incomplete) new web browser on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, and Mac- Here's how you can get it now (individuals and businesses) Windows 10- Here's our first peek at the new features coming to Windows 10 in late 2020 (Or later. Or never.)- Windows 10 version 2004 isn't even out yet, but it's getting major updates already. In the Slow ring only. Because of the confusing way the Insider program works now.- Related: The PC market grew 1.9 percent in 2019, the first annual growth in 8 years. What will 2020 look like?- Related: Microsoft is phasing out its Microsoft Stores for Business and EducationMo' Microsoft- Walkie-Talkie voice calls, more coming to Teams- Not news per se, but a new report details the extent to which Microsoft contractors violated Skype users' privacy- Why didn't Microsoft bid more to get Bing on Android in the EU? Xbox/games- Microsoft continues its "no exclusives" strategy. And it's smart.- Epic Game Store has 108 million customers, will give away more games all throughout 2020Tips and picks- Tip of the week: Yes, you can run legacy Edge and new Edge side-by-side. Here's how. (But seriously. Why?)- Also: Reminder that Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II are now available via Games with Gold- App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher Preview- Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform warning for IT admins- Codename pick of the week: Vader- Beer pick of the week: Athletic Brewing Upside Down Golden Ale Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: getguru.com/windows twit.cachefly.com
Welcome to 2020!PT starts the year with a rant thoughtful commentary about the state of WindowsMJF looks back at the decade that MS became a cloud companyA couple of the original Red Dog 'dream team' reflect on the last decadeCES: Lots of new Windows 10 PCs, including a number of foldablesNo Windows 10X yetBut lots of dual- and folding-display designs for some reasonAnd some gaming PCs, etc.Let's talk Windows 7!Mary Jo has been using Windows 7 on her podcast PC. And Paul just switched back to Windows 7 temporarily. Some thoughts...Windows 7 gets its last free security update on Jan. 14Reminder: Security Essentials actually will keep getting updated after Jan. 14 (MS changed its documentation)Related: Chredge starts rolling out to the mainstream on Jan. 15 - And you can run it side-by-side with old Edge if you wantXboxMicrosoft and leakers start revealing more about Xbox One, Series X:Pricing thoughtsAMD dishes on the ports, incorrectlyAnd, in a leak, the real portsJanuary Games with GoldTips and picksTip of the week: Game Pass is still one of the best deals in gamingPlus: A quick update on Microsoft's Windows Weekly giveaways!App pick of the week: Vivaldi 2.10, another Chrome alternativeEnterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2008/R2 users: You have an Azure outCodename pick(s) of the week: Spartan, Anaheim and O'Hare (oh my!)Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin's Even More Jesus Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit
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Created by
Leo Laporte
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Feb 22nd, 2017
Latest Episode
Jun 24th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
175
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
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