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17 Aug 2018

Windows Weekly (MP3)

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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Phone, 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/ 18:00 UTC.

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    WW 582: Nonsense-Free

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Did Windows 10 1809 just cross the finish line? Two builds in a row with no new features. Hm. Is 1809/Redstone 5 feature complete? A look at the previous 10 builds confirms that this release is nonsense-free.
    • Another Win Server 2019/1809 build with no new features (yes we are closing in on RTM).
    • Lots of Patch Tuesday cumulative updates for almost every Win 10 build (except 1511).
    • Windows Store and Xbox Store get a shopping cart. How 1990's.
    • Your Phone (for Android) now works with Windows 10 1803 – not just Insider builds.
    • Cortana-Alexa integration finally hits public preview. But who is going to use this in real life? Preview is U.S. only and fairly limited; no streaming music or audiobook support yet.
    • Google may be adding Windows 10 dual boot support to Chromebooks.
    • Snapdragon 850 gets benchmarked. And it's not great.
    • One year late, Microsoft fixes Surface Pro/Pen issue

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Enable OneDrive folder protection
    • Bonus tip: Buy Any Xbox One, Get a Free Copy of Madden NFL 19
    • App pick of the week: Google Chrome
    • Enterprise pick of the week: BizTalk v.Next
    • Codename pick of the week: Madrid
    • Beer pick of the week: AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout

    Mark your calendars:
    Ignite 2018 in Orlando: Windows Weekly will be live at the show on Tuesday, September 25. No RSVP – attendees can come to the podcast center and join. Meetup is happening too. Details to come.
    Dublin or bust: We're going to Dublin in October and will be doing Win Weekly live from the MicroWarehouse cloud camp. October 17. There will be a meetup, too. Details to come.

    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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  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    WW 581: Not with My Gorilla Hands

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Surface Go first impressions. The reviews are in, too: Consensus is that performance is slow but OK, but the battery life is terrible.
    • Related: Tear-down reveals tiny battery
    • Related: Many Surface models are getting massive sets of firmware updates related to Spectre and Meltdown. Most recent example: Surface Book 2. Even Surface Go got a Day 1 update (albeit a minor one).
    • Let's revisit the Microsoft Managed Desktop.
    • Windows 10 Redstone 5: Build 17730 ships last week, adds "retail" OOBE. But not really. Build 17733 just shipped before the show. File Explorer's Dark Theme finally is really dark. Your Phone is finally available in working form. Sort of.
    • Skype Classic isn't going away on September 1, after all. Microsoft is testing new compact view options for Skype. Microsoft is bringing Spotify to Skype.

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Surface is on sale
    • Bonus tip: Link your MSA to Movies Anywhere, get a free movie
    • App pick of the week: Surface Diagnostic Toolkit
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Ignite 2018 sessions are live
    • Codename pick of the week: Carmel and Capitola
    • Beer pick of the week: Lemon Cucumber Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.

    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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  • Posted on 09 Aug 2018

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    WW 580: Paul's Dark Mode

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Windows 10: Where are we now? (and other existential questions)
    • Will you buy your next PC via a subscription? With Windows 7 support ending in 2020, Microsoft is pushing DaaS.
    • Google launches a Chromebook ad and the world loses its mind.
    • Surface: tomorrow is Go time. Surface Go hits retail shelves tomorrow (August 2) - and you can now preorder Surface Go from Amazon.
    • Sony has now sold over 83 million PS4s, and will soon surpass the sales of its predecessor. Nintendo has now sold over 20 million Switch consoles. So where's Microsoft at? We have no idea.
    • Tip of the week: Another blockbuster month for Games with Gold.
    • App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge? In the next version of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge may finally get there.
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 10 Enterprise for Remote Sessions
    • Codename pick of the week: Strada
    • Beer pick of the week: Lagunitas IPA

    Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Jason Howell

    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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  • Posted on 01 Aug 2018

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    WW 579: Microsoft Milk

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Microsoft is planning to target 'professional consumers' with its cross-platform "Modern Life Services." Will this even work?
    • Speaking of consumers, some new Xbox "Scarlett" tidbits emerge: two consoles are coming. One is a dedicated streaming box.
    • Gaming is now officially one of the six solution areas Microsoft is focusing on (as revealed at Inspire).
    • Related: No Man's Sky comes to Xbox One
    • Even the packaging of Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is accessible
    • The Office 2019 servers are now in preview. Expect a launch this fall
    • Outlook.com redesign is live, and there's a new dark mode
    • MS crosses the $100 billion per year in revenues milestone. What's bringing in the bacon?

    Tips and Picks

    • Tip of the week: Pre-order Surface Go, get a $50 gift certificate
    • Also: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is on!
    • App pick of the week: International travel apps and services
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365, the fall '18 update
    • Codename pick of the week: Aris
    • Beer pick of the week: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

    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

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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  • Posted on 26 Jul 2018

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    WW 578: Barnstorming

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • The EU just handed Google a $5 billion fine for various abuses involving Android and its OEMs. Does this mean, as VERY weakly rumored, that MS is going to build an Android phone? No.
    • Panos Panay tells Wired: There is no Surface Phone coming. Yes, Microsoft is still working on Andromeda, but it may be very different from the original plans. Our obsession with this thing is unhealthy. So let's keep talking about it.
    • Teams is now available for free. This is a smart move, and Microsoft has moved quickly to catch up to Slack.
    • Whiteboard arrives on iOS and web.
    • Microsoft abruptly announces plans to kill Skype Classic on desktop.
    • The PC market experienced sales growth for the first time in 6 years. But let's be serious. This market is still in decline overall.
    • Xbox: Microsoft begins testing the Xbox One version of Redstone 5. Also, Microsoft May Finally Announce the Next-Gen Elite Controller next month. Tips and picks
    • Tip of the week: Add Chrome or Firefox to Timeline in Windows 10
    • App pick of the week: Alternative web browsers • Enterprise pick of the week: Office 365 for IT Pros: The regularly updated bible.
    • Enterprise pick no. 2: Still on Win Server 2008/SQL Server 2008? Here's a new support option.
    • Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury Rose Cider

    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

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

    Sponsors:


  • Posted on 19 Jul 2018

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