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23 Feb 2019

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/ 19:00 UTC.

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    WW 609: Use the Inner Source

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Microsoft is adopting the "Inner Source" methodology from the open source world. Where does the madness end?
    • Microsoft releases a 20H1 build of Windows 10. Yes, you read that right.
    • Microsoft brings Timeline to Chrome. You'll be able to browse your WSL file system with File Explorer in 19H1
    • Related: No word on Chromium-based Edge yet, but Google backed down on a poorly-received proposed change to Chromium
    • Related: Google no longer considers Cortana a competitor
    • Visual Studio 2019 launches on April 2

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Get 2 months of Xbox Game Pass for $1.
    • App pick of the week: Greenshot
    • App pick of the week 2: Zoho Suite is a free set of great web apps that can replace Office or Google Docs.
    • Enterprise pick of the week: SAC-T gets sacked.
    • Enterprise pick of the week No. 2: Windows 7, Server 2008 users – make sure you're patched for SH-2.
    • Beer pick of the week: Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue

    Don't forget to tune in to watch Microsoft's Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday, Feb. 24. Starts at 9 am PT/12 noon ET. Betting we'll see HoloLens Next!

    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 20 Feb 2019

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    WW 608: The Admiral Ackbar Thesis

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Latest Windows 10 19H1 build brings underlying gaming improvements, free game to play
    • Paul's top 5 new features in Windows 10 19H1 - inspired by last week's big list, I made a smaller list.
    • Microsoft to modify Office ProPlus by end of April in response to Dutch ministry's privacy concerns
    • Skype picks up background blur - but only on desktop (Not Windows 10 version)
    • Teams is going to get a background video replacement option (along with blurring)
    • LinkedIn Live, a new video-streaming service, is coming.
    • Microsoft is bringing Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, and Studio 2 to 20 new (but unnamed) markets. And it's bringing Surface Headphones to 8 new markets.
    • In just one week, Apex Legends is already bigger than Fortnite. Yikes! And this is a big deal: eSports will be a $1 billion THIS year.
    • Let's speculate about Chredge. Edgromium?
    • Special guest Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks and Run As Radio joins us!

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Personalize Chrome with new Google themes
    • Also: You can now buy Google Fi SIMs at Best Buy
    • App pick of the week: Postbox
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Office Home Use Program
    • Codename pick of the week: Shimla
    • Beer pick of the week: Perennial Abraxus

    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.

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  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    WW 607: Software You Love From People You Trust

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Happy 5th anniversary, Satya Nadella! Let's talk about highs and lows during his tenure.
    • Windows 7 patches, post end of support, may not be as pricey as you thought.
    • Latest Windows 10 19H1 build adds Win32 apps to Mixed Reality
    • Build 2019: We're going back to Seattle May 6 to 8 this year.
    • Microsoft Q2 FY19 earnings recap: how Fortnite saved Xbox
    • Xbox Live is coming to mobile, Switch (and more, I bet)
    • Microsoft renames its in-house gaming studios department to Xbox Game Studios
    • February is shaping up to be another great month for Xbox Game Pass

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Skip Office 2019 and head to the cloud! You want Office 365 instead. It's a no-brainer.
    • App pick of the week: Password Checkup for Chrome
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Managed Desktop
    • Enterprise pick of the week No. 2: Quick Assist
    • Beer pick of the week: Westvleteren 12

    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 06 Feb 2019

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    WW 606: Living on the Edge

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Time to revisit what's likely to make it into Win 10 19H1 - It's actually a bit more than you might think.
    • Where are we at right now with new feature updates.
    • 1809 usage doubled, but it's still on relatively few PCs.
    • 19H1/1903/April 2019 update is in bug bash phase.
    • Windows 7 non-controversy of the week does mark the passing of an era.
    • Cortana integrates with Microsoft To-Do everywhere now.
    • Microsoft To-Do picks up file attachment support.
    • Nokia phones will finally sell through US wireless carriers.
    • Apple is going to try a gaming service too, more competition for Microsoft.
    • Coming up right after Windows Weekly: Microsoft's Q2 FY19 earnings. Expect lots of commercial cloud; good Surface/Xbox holiday quarter talk.

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Xbox One is on sale. Again.
    • Plus: Here's February's Games with Gold lineup!
    • App pick of the week: ACDSee Photo Editor 10
    • Enterprise pick of the week: New privacy, security dashboards for M365 admins.
    • Codename pick of the week: Project Rome
    • Beer pick of the week: Bell's Black Note 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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  • Posted on 30 Jan 2019

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    WW 605: Paul's Power Apps Onesie

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    • Cortana will soon just be a skill on Alexa and Google Assistant. Microsoft said it would not miss the next wave. Has it?
    • Microsoft announces new software, services, and PC partner hardware for education at BETT
    • Windows 10 enters its final phase of deployment. What does that mean?
    • What's going on with Windows Server 1903/19H1? A few incremental features have been announced. Is there more?
    • Yet another Cumulative Update for 1809 went out this week (fourth Tues of the month)
    • Bug bash for Win 10 19H1 starts today
    • Support is ending for the last versions of Win 10 Mobile in December 2019
    • Microsoft pledges $500 million to help improve affordable housing in Redmond area. But isn't this a problem of its own making?
    • The Power Platform: One of Microsoft's biggest bets for 2019 and beyond

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Finding news you can trust
    • App pick of the week: Microsoft To-Do
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Customer Agreement
    • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Dynamics 365 April '19 update
    • Beer pick of the week: Sierra Nevada Resilience

    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 23 Jan 2019

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