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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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Mikah, Paul and Mary Jo shows are...

By xXdeeperXx - Nov 04 2019
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...excellent. I love the vibe of their shows; they don’t give me the “where’s Leo?” feeling I usually get with the guest host shows. I hope to hear a lot more of this truly magical team, perhaps as a spin-off after Leo returns.

Mikah Sargent is Ruining This Show

By A_Sparrow - Oct 26 2019
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I really have enjoyed listening to this show to hear Mary Jo and Paul’s perspectives on what’s going on with Microsoft and the Windows platform. While it’s good to get an outsider’s perspective (I think Leo plays a solid outsider/devil’s advocate part), Mikah brings a level of ignorance to the show that grinds the entire show to a halt. I’ve given it two chances now and each show he has been the host, he’s ruined the show. He’s clueless and unprepared about the entire subject matter.

iTunes Ratings

615 Ratings
Average Ratings
437
69
39
28
42

Mikah, Paul and Mary Jo shows are...

By xXdeeperXx - Nov 04 2019
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...excellent. I love the vibe of their shows; they don’t give me the “where’s Leo?” feeling I usually get with the guest host shows. I hope to hear a lot more of this truly magical team, perhaps as a spin-off after Leo returns.

Mikah Sargent is Ruining This Show

By A_Sparrow - Oct 26 2019
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I really have enjoyed listening to this show to hear Mary Jo and Paul’s perspectives on what’s going on with Microsoft and the Windows platform. While it’s good to get an outsider’s perspective (I think Leo plays a solid outsider/devil’s advocate part), Mikah brings a level of ignorance to the show that grinds the entire show to a halt. I’ve given it two chances now and each show he has been the host, he’s ruined the show. He’s clueless and unprepared about the entire subject matter.

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Windows Weekly (MP3)

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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

WW 644: The New and Beautiful Elvis

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Alert: Windows 10 version 20H1 is heading to the Slow ring soon

  • That means your magic window is about to close if you want to stay on 19H2. Also, it means that the Insider Program folks are back to communicating poorly.
  • So what's next? Windows 10X also should RTM around the same time as 20H1 and "Manganese" (20H2) testing should kick-off

Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 arrive

  • Mary Jo just got her Surface Laptop 3 on Tuesday afternoon
  • Paul chimes in on the Pro 7
  • Plus: The new Surface get day-zero updates

Cloud

  • Javier Soltero bolts from Microsoft now leads Google G Suite team
  • About that latest Azure/O365 authentication issue (that led to a 3-hour problem on Friday for N. American users)

More Windows 10

  • Windows 10 version 1909/19H2 is done. And it's great. It should always be this way.
  • The 1909 client and server ISOs are already on MSDN.
  • Microsoft issued a new 20H1 build last night, but no new features - Last week's build added swifter Swift Pair
  • What is a Secure-core PC?

Xbox

  • Project xCloud Preview expands to more users
  • Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 picks up FPS counter, Achievement tracking
  • Google Stadia controller not supporting wireless at launch is everything you need to know about the schedule


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Let's make some Windows applications
  • App pick of the week: Stardock TouchTasks
  • Plus: Firefox 70 adds a nifty online tracker dashboard
  • Plus: Opera gets colorful on Android
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform licensing is about to change in a big (and not good) way
  • Enterprise pick 2 of the week: About that Microsoft-SAP deal announced this week...
  • Beer pick of the week: Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider

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.

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 52mins

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WW 641: Pumped

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Microsoft Fall 2019 Event

  • Our description of the event, setting the stage from inside the 'tent'
  • Paul is pumped!
  • Everything was leaked before the event, okay, not all of it

Microsoft rolls out a bunch of Surfii (Surfaces?)

  • New Surface Pro 7
  • ARM-based Surface ProX
  • 2 new Surface Laptop 3 models, a 13" and a 15"
  • Is the new Surface Laptop 3 15" lappable? Let's ask MJF, the queen of lappability. Is it Thunderboltable? Let's ask PBT, the king of Thunderboltabilty
  • Everything will ship later this month

The new Surface kids on the block

  • Surface Neo: Microsoft's long-rumored "Centaurus"/Courier 2.0
  • Surface Duo: An Android phone
  • Both coming Holiday 2020

Other Surface stuff

  • Surface Earbuds: $249! They look like saucers
  • New Surface Slim Pen
  • New magnetic keyboard without a trackpad for the Surface Neo

Windows 10X

  • What is this thing and where did it come from?
  • Related (sort of): Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is here

Other stuff

  • Windows 10 version 1903 is now broadly available
  • New titles for October in Xbox Game Pass for Console

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.

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Oct 03 2019

1hr 25mins

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WW 642: Internet on a Disk

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  • Windows 10 1909: Coming to you in November
    • Windows 10 1909 is moving to the Release Preview ring in preparation for a November launch
    • This feature update will be like a Cumulative Update (small/fast) if you are on 1903; regular otherwise
    • Revisiting the new features in 1909 (which will be off by default)
    • Finally, Microsoft is being clear about RTM (without using those three banned letters)
    • Related: Dona Sarkar is hanging up her Insider-chief. What's going on there? Is this part of some bigger changes internally? MJ: It's all about the Power Platform! :)
    • Plus: Your Phone in Windows 10 can now make/take phone calls
    • Windows Virtual Desktop is GA
    • Virtualize all the Windows 7, 10 and Office 365 ProPlus things

  • Surface
    • Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 1903 Blocking Issue for Surface Book 2

  • Microsoft hardware event, one week later
    • Microsoft's embrace of USB-C is good enough
    • Surface business customers will get an option for Intel-based 15-inch Surface Laptops (not AMD)
    • Related: Fix for disappearing GPU for Surface Book 2 is finally rolling out

  • More thoughts on the Surface Duo/Neo: What's the dev story?
    • MJ: Betting there's an M365 Developer Platform angle
    • PT: XAML Islands/WinUI 3 will be key
    • Windows 10X: What's inside
    • But what about Duo? Android was the right choice, sure. But what about devs?

  • Xbox/Games
    • You can now use an Xbox Wireless Controller in iOS 13. Here's what it's like. - Also, you can buy an Xbox Wireless Controller from Apple now too
    • October 2019 Xbox Update is now available on Xbox One consoles
    • MJ: What's up with everyone quitting? Mike Ybarra, the two Mixer/Beam founders? Is xCloud going to shake up everything inside and out??

  • Tip of the week: Store your secrets in OneDrive Personal Vault
  • Plus: OneDrive gets multiple instances on iPad
  • Tip pick of the week #2: Get Xbox Pass Ultimate, Get 6 Mos of Spotify for free
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 7 ESUs are going to be available to SMBs, too
  • Codename pick: Unity
  • Beer pick of the week: Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky

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.

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Oct 12 2019

2hr 15mins

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WW 643: XAML Islands Blah Blah Blah

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xCloud is Finally Here!

  • The xCloud preview has begun! Paul Thurrott has been playing testing it out for the last few days
  • Plus: You can use an Xbox Controller with iOS 13 too

In Windows this week...

  • What's the deal with 20H1? Is there anything major to look forward to?
  • Microsoft is starting to nag Win 7 Pro users about the January 2020 end of support date
  • Related: Office 2010 has one year of support left

Ignite predictions
There will be bots and AI talk

  • Maybe we'll hear more about Office "Unity". Definitely will hear about the new Project service
  • Would be good to get some clarity on what's changing with Azure Stack
  • There are a LOT of dev sessions this year. Maybe MS will share more on the dev story for Surface Duo/Neo
  • Buzzwords you can't avoid: Microsoft Graph; edge; HCI, Power Platform
  • Windows, Windows, Windows

Xbox

  • Message safety settings come to Xbox - part of a bigger push
  • Mixer Academy goes live


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Got a girl scout in your home? Go to the Microsoft Store!
  • Plus: Get a controller clamp for mobile gaming: The Dainslef Smartphone Clamp for the Xbox Wireless Controller is only $10!
  • App pick of the week: OneNote for Windows 10
  • Plus: You can get Apple TV app on Roku now.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Desktop Analytics hits GA
  • Codename pick of the week: (Hail) Hydra!
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin The Sour IPA is Dead! Long Live the Sour IPA!

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.

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 49mins

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WW 650: Mary Jo in 3D

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Windows 10: The year in review

  • The year in Windows 10
  • Microsoft changed Windows 10 development in major ways in 2019, and some changes are likely permanent, while others may not be
  • Two feature updates, one real (that failed) and one fake (that succeeded)
  • 20H1 completed much earlier than expected by non-tea-leaf readers
  • What does this all mean for 2020?


Chredging at the Edge

  • Microsoft improves Edge tracking protection. But will it ever rival Brave or Safari?
  • Related: Microsoft shouldn't be adding consumer features to the new Edge (and Edge mobile)


Amazon re: Invent and how it's key to understanding Azure (and Ignite)

  • re:Invent – 60K attendees and a gazillion announcements
  • Ignite – 30K attendees and almost a gazillion announcements. Microsoft wants Ignite to become re:Invent


Mobile + Dev

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop gets a major update on iOS
  • Microsoft releases a Chinese language learning app on Android
  • Seeing AI for iOS comes to 5 new languages
  • Microsoft ships .NET Core 3.1


Xbox

  • Halo: Reach comes to PC. And you can get it on Steam! What's next?
  • Related: Hands-On with Halo: Reach for PC
  • PS5 dev kit leaked
  • Plus: Scarlett/Lockhart rumors resurface


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Help Mary Jo get the Notepad she deserves
  • App pick of the week: Firefox 71
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Dedicated Hosts
  • Codename pick of the week: Verona
  • Beer pick of the week: Sonoma Sour Stout

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.

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Dec 04 2019

2hr 8mins

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WW 649: Now With More Fluid

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'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, Windows Insiders are losing their s#$% because Microsoft just named 20H1...

  • Plus, PWAs creep to life again at Microsoft ... It's The Walking Dead Web Apps!
  • Does Microsoft have a Cortana strategy?
  • Windows Terminal gets support for multiple panes.
  • Xbox One X All Digital Edition being offered at $149.99
  • Xbox Black Friday Deals
  • Apple just can't get iOS right, so it's starting over. Again!
  • Outlook.com can be used like a real app
  • ODI: What's next?
  • Chredge for commercial users
  • Beer of the week: Proclamation Ale Co. Tendril

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.

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Nov 28 2019

2hr

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WW 648: All-You-Can-Eat Breadsticks

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Windows 10 20H1 ... is this really it?

  • Microsoft keeps releasing new Windows 10 versions 20H1 with no new features or minor features at best. Is this all we're getting?
  • Let's revisit what actually is in 20H1 so far

Teams

  • Microsoft says it has 20 million daily active users on Teams
  • Not so fast, Slack says: We have higher engagement

More Microsoft

  • Amazon officially challenges Microsoft's JEDI contract
  • Microsoft partners with ... Salesforce?!
  • Microsoft confirms shutdown of Cortana on mobile
  • Facebook says it is making Visual Studio Code its default dev environment

Xbox

  • Google Stadia stumbles drunkenly out of the gate - At least they added 10 more games for launch - This thing is DOA because Project xCloud already supports 50 games
  • Google Assistant comes to Xbox One ... is Windows 10 next?
  • Microsoft improves Mixer for Streamers

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: You need to know about the changes Microsoft made to Windows 10 Setup this year
  • Related: The Windows 10 1909 ISO is now available
  • App pick of the week: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure shuts the Front Door
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Turing (revisited)
  • Beer pick of the week: Offshoot Beer Co.'s Pawz

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.

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Nov 20 2019

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WW 647: Dark Mode, Shmark Mode

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Windows 10 version 1909 arrives

  • Blink and you'll miss it because it's really just a small cumulative update, not a real feature update.
  • 1909 is codenamed Vanadium and it appears to be going out broadly, contrary to Microsoft's description
  • Windows 10 version 1909 review: There ain't much to say here
  • Nothing major was removed or deprecated in 1909
  • Is Microsoft going to repeat its cumulative update/R2 update pattern with 20H2? I am hearing no. But they won't say publicly
  • Microsoft didn't fix feature updates. It just pretended that a small CU was a feature update.

More Windows 10

  • Yes, Microsoft discussed the future of its Windows 10 app platform at Ignite
  • Another major milestone: Windows 10 version 20H1 heads to the Slow ring.
  • And Microsoft continues to release new 20H1 builds with absolutely no new features.

HoloLens 2

  • Mary Jo and Paul both got to try out the new AR headset again. Here's what's new.

More Microsoft

  • Microsoft will support CCPA everywhere
  • Bye-bye MS Invoicing, Outlook Customer Manager and Skype Translator bot
  • More goodbyes: Harry Shum is out as head of AI and Research. Kevin Scott is in

Xbox/games

  • New Elite controller is now available. You can't afford it, and you don't need it
  • Early Access to "Minecraft Earth" is Available Now in the U.S.
  • So much for Google being ahead: Stadia to launch with just 12 games

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Find and Watch Every Ignite 2019 Session
  • App pick of the week: Brave
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  • Developer pick of the week: GitHub for mobile
  • Beer pick of the week: Troegs Troegenator

Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Mikah Sargent

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.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 56mins

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WW 646: Sort of Live From Ignite

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We're at Ignite in Orlando, Florida this week, and there's a lot going on!


Azure goes to the edge

  • Microsoft's new hybrid 2.0 strategy includes other clouds

Power Platform

  • Microsoft rebrands Flow to Power Automate, adds no-code virtual agents
  • Related: Microsoft relents on Power Platform self-servicing purchase changes

Microsoft 365/Office 365

  • Microsoft announces Project Cortex
  • Microsoft puts Cortana in Outlook Mobile (and other mobile apps, plus a new male voice)
  • Related: Microsoft is killing the standalone Cortana app on mobile(!)
  • Microsoft Office app is going to Android and iOS
  • Excel gets natural language queries
  • Outlook gets a modern new look everywhere but Windows
  • Teams heads to Linux, gets major features update

Microsoft Edge

  • The new Edge will be the only Edge starting January 15
  • Microsoft reveals new Edge logo over the past weekend and then ships it in a new build
  • Here's how to get it immediately if you're already using Edge
  • Here's how Microsoft will refer to old Edge and new Edge

Surface

  • Surface heads into businesses with a three-pronged strategy
  • Related: New Surface PC experience updates - Paul - Mary Jo

Dev

  • WinUI 3.0 goes into alpha preview

Windows 10

  • New Windows 10 20H1 build adds a new feature, finally: It's called Quick Searches
  • Skip Ahead Ring is going away

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Get ready for Black Friday!
  • App pick of the week: OneNote 2016
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Is the Azure cloud full?
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft Managed Rooms
  • Beverage pick of the week: Writers' Tears Irish Whiskey

Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Mikah Sargent

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.

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 58mins

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WW 645: Windows Dos Equis

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Microsoft earnings

  • Is bazillion a thing? It should be - for the quarter ending September 30, Microsoft posted a net income of $10.7 billion on revenue of $33.1 billion, and both were well above estimates.
  • MJ: Microsoft 365 is the new number to watch
  • PT: It's all about AI and Commercial Cloud, and not at all about Xbox and Surface - Plus, developers, developers, developers!

Major Windows 10X leak confirms our laptop claims

  • We've been saying that Windows 10X/LiteOS is not just for dual-screen PCs. That's been confirmed by a new leak, which also shows off how much like Chrome OS this thing looks.

More Windows

  • Microsoft Terminal gets an improved tabbed UI
  • MJF's Surface Laptop 3 review is in (after one week of use)

JEDI

  • Microsoft wins $10 billion JEDI contract, but Amazon is going to fight back

Xbox

  • Xbox All Access provides a roadmap to Scarlett
  • Designed for Xbox goes mobile for Project xCloud
  • Another hugely popular streamer heads to Mixer

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Pin frequently-used websites to the taskbar with the new Edge
  • App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Enterprise pick of the week: The new Project service is ready and rolling out
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Turing
  • Beer pick of the week: Prairie Birthday Bomb

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.

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 46mins

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WW 644: The New and Beautiful Elvis

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Alert: Windows 10 version 20H1 is heading to the Slow ring soon

  • That means your magic window is about to close if you want to stay on 19H2. Also, it means that the Insider Program folks are back to communicating poorly.
  • So what's next? Windows 10X also should RTM around the same time as 20H1 and "Manganese" (20H2) testing should kick-off

Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 arrive

  • Mary Jo just got her Surface Laptop 3 on Tuesday afternoon
  • Paul chimes in on the Pro 7
  • Plus: The new Surface get day-zero updates

Cloud

  • Javier Soltero bolts from Microsoft now leads Google G Suite team
  • About that latest Azure/O365 authentication issue (that led to a 3-hour problem on Friday for N. American users)

More Windows 10

  • Windows 10 version 1909/19H2 is done. And it's great. It should always be this way.
  • The 1909 client and server ISOs are already on MSDN.
  • Microsoft issued a new 20H1 build last night, but no new features - Last week's build added swifter Swift Pair
  • What is a Secure-core PC?

Xbox

  • Project xCloud Preview expands to more users
  • Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 picks up FPS counter, Achievement tracking
  • Google Stadia controller not supporting wireless at launch is everything you need to know about the schedule


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Let's make some Windows applications
  • App pick of the week: Stardock TouchTasks
  • Plus: Firefox 70 adds a nifty online tracker dashboard
  • Plus: Opera gets colorful on Android
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform licensing is about to change in a big (and not good) way
  • Enterprise pick 2 of the week: About that Microsoft-SAP deal announced this week...
  • Beer pick of the week: Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider

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.

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 52mins

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WW 643: XAML Islands Blah Blah Blah

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xCloud is Finally Here!

  • The xCloud preview has begun! Paul Thurrott has been playing testing it out for the last few days
  • Plus: You can use an Xbox Controller with iOS 13 too

In Windows this week...

  • What's the deal with 20H1? Is there anything major to look forward to?
  • Microsoft is starting to nag Win 7 Pro users about the January 2020 end of support date
  • Related: Office 2010 has one year of support left

Ignite predictions
There will be bots and AI talk

  • Maybe we'll hear more about Office "Unity". Definitely will hear about the new Project service
  • Would be good to get some clarity on what's changing with Azure Stack
  • There are a LOT of dev sessions this year. Maybe MS will share more on the dev story for Surface Duo/Neo
  • Buzzwords you can't avoid: Microsoft Graph; edge; HCI, Power Platform
  • Windows, Windows, Windows

Xbox

  • Message safety settings come to Xbox - part of a bigger push
  • Mixer Academy goes live


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Got a girl scout in your home? Go to the Microsoft Store!
  • Plus: Get a controller clamp for mobile gaming: The Dainslef Smartphone Clamp for the Xbox Wireless Controller is only $10!
  • App pick of the week: OneNote for Windows 10
  • Plus: You can get Apple TV app on Roku now.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Desktop Analytics hits GA
  • Codename pick of the week: (Hail) Hydra!
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin The Sour IPA is Dead! Long Live the Sour IPA!

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.

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 49mins

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WW 642: Internet on a Disk

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  • Windows 10 1909: Coming to you in November
    • Windows 10 1909 is moving to the Release Preview ring in preparation for a November launch
    • This feature update will be like a Cumulative Update (small/fast) if you are on 1903; regular otherwise
    • Revisiting the new features in 1909 (which will be off by default)
    • Finally, Microsoft is being clear about RTM (without using those three banned letters)
    • Related: Dona Sarkar is hanging up her Insider-chief. What's going on there? Is this part of some bigger changes internally? MJ: It's all about the Power Platform! :)
    • Plus: Your Phone in Windows 10 can now make/take phone calls
    • Windows Virtual Desktop is GA
    • Virtualize all the Windows 7, 10 and Office 365 ProPlus things

  • Surface
    • Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 1903 Blocking Issue for Surface Book 2

  • Microsoft hardware event, one week later
    • Microsoft's embrace of USB-C is good enough
    • Surface business customers will get an option for Intel-based 15-inch Surface Laptops (not AMD)
    • Related: Fix for disappearing GPU for Surface Book 2 is finally rolling out

  • More thoughts on the Surface Duo/Neo: What's the dev story?
    • MJ: Betting there's an M365 Developer Platform angle
    • PT: XAML Islands/WinUI 3 will be key
    • Windows 10X: What's inside
    • But what about Duo? Android was the right choice, sure. But what about devs?

  • Xbox/Games
    • You can now use an Xbox Wireless Controller in iOS 13. Here's what it's like. - Also, you can buy an Xbox Wireless Controller from Apple now too
    • October 2019 Xbox Update is now available on Xbox One consoles
    • MJ: What's up with everyone quitting? Mike Ybarra, the two Mixer/Beam founders? Is xCloud going to shake up everything inside and out??

  • Tip of the week: Store your secrets in OneDrive Personal Vault
  • Plus: OneDrive gets multiple instances on iPad
  • Tip pick of the week #2: Get Xbox Pass Ultimate, Get 6 Mos of Spotify for free
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 7 ESUs are going to be available to SMBs, too
  • Codename pick: Unity
  • Beer pick of the week: Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky

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:

Oct 12 2019

2hr 15mins

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Microsoft Fall 2019 Event

  • Our description of the event, setting the stage from inside the 'tent'
  • Paul is pumped!
  • Everything was leaked before the event, okay, not all of it

Microsoft rolls out a bunch of Surfii (Surfaces?)

  • New Surface Pro 7
  • ARM-based Surface ProX
  • 2 new Surface Laptop 3 models, a 13" and a 15"
  • Is the new Surface Laptop 3 15" lappable? Let's ask MJF, the queen of lappability. Is it Thunderboltable? Let's ask PBT, the king of Thunderboltabilty
  • Everything will ship later this month

The new Surface kids on the block

  • Surface Neo: Microsoft's long-rumored "Centaurus"/Courier 2.0
  • Surface Duo: An Android phone
  • Both coming Holiday 2020

Other Surface stuff

  • Surface Earbuds: $249! They look like saucers
  • New Surface Slim Pen
  • New magnetic keyboard without a trackpad for the Surface Neo

Windows 10X

  • What is this thing and where did it come from?
  • Related (sort of): Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is here

Other stuff

  • Windows 10 version 1903 is now broadly available
  • New titles for October in Xbox Game Pass for Console

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Oct 03 2019

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