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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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We're at Ignite in Orlando, Florida this week, and there's a lot going on!Azure goes to the edgeMicrosoft's new hybrid 2.0 strategy includes other cloudsPower Platform Microsoft rebrands Flow to Power Automate, adds no-code virtual agents Related: Microsoft relents on Power Platform self-servicing purchase changesMicrosoft 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 updateMicrosoft 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 EdgeSurface Surface heads into businesses with a three-pronged strategy Related: New Surface PC experience updates - Paul - Mary JoDevWinUI 3.0 goes into alpha previewWindows 10New Windows 10 20H1 build adds a new feature, finally: It's called Quick Searches Skip Ahead Ring is going awayTips 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 SargentDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:WWT.COM/TWITexpressvpn.com/windowsMelissa.com/twit
WW 645: Windows Dos Equis

WW 645: Windows Dos Equis

2019-10-2901:45:23

Microsoft earningsIs 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 watchPT: 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 claimsWe'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 WindowsMicrosoft Terminal gets an improved tabbed UIMJF's Surface Laptop 3 review is in (after one week of use)JEDIMicrosoft wins $10 billion JEDI contract, but Amazon is going to fight backXboxXbox All Access provides a roadmap to ScarlettDesigned for Xbox goes mobile for Project xCloudAnother hugely popular streamer heads to MixerTips and picksTip of the week: Pin frequently-used websites to the taskbar with the new EdgeApp pick of the week: Call of Duty: Modern WarfareEnterprise pick of the week: The new Project service is ready and rolling outCodename pick of the week: Project TuringBeer pick of the week: Prairie Birthday Bomb Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:ringcentral.com/windowsaka.ms/WWMechanicszapier.com/WINDOWS
Alert: Windows 10 version 20H1 is heading to the Slow ring soonThat 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-offSurface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 arriveMary Jo just got her Surface Laptop 3 on Tuesday afternoonPaul chimes in on the Pro 7Plus: The new Surface get day-zero updatesCloudJavier Soltero bolts from Microsoft now leads Google G Suite teamAbout that latest Azure/O365 authentication issue (that led to a 3-hour problem on Friday for N. American users)More Windows 10Windows 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 PairWhat is a Secure-core PC?XboxProject xCloud Preview expands to more usersXbox Game Bar on Windows 10 picks up FPS counter, Achievement trackingGoogle Stadia controller not supporting wireless at launch is everything you need to know about the scheduleTips and picksTip of the week: Let's make some Windows applicationsApp pick of the week: Stardock TouchTasksPlus: Firefox 70 adds a nifty online tracker dashboardPlus: Opera gets colorful on AndroidEnterprise pick of the week: Power Platform licensing is about to change in a big (and not good) wayEnterprise pick 2 of the week: About that Microsoft-SAP deal announced this week...Beer pick of the week: Austin Eastciders Spiced CiderHosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:capterra.com/windowsWasabi.com offer code WindowsEpson.com/ecotankleo
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 tooIn 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 leftIgnite predictionsThere 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, WindowsXboxMessage safety settings come to Xbox - part of a bigger pushMixer Academy goes liveTips and picksTip 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 10Plus: You can get Apple TV app on Roku now.Enterprise pick of the week: Desktop Analytics hits GACodename 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 ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:zapier.com/WINDOWSexpressvpn.com/windowscapterra.com/windows
WW 642: Internet on a Disk

WW 642: Internet on a Disk

2019-10-1102:15:383

Windows 10 1909: Coming to you in NovemberWindows 10 1909 is moving to the Release Preview ring in preparation for a November launchThis feature update will be like a Cumulative Update (small/fast) if you are on 1903; regular otherwiseRevisiting 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 callsWindows Virtual Desktop is GAVirtualize all the Windows 7, 10 and Office 365 ProPlus things SurfaceMicrosoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 1903 Blocking Issue for Surface Book 2 Microsoft hardware event, one week laterMicrosoft's embrace of USB-C is good enoughSurface 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 anglePT: XAML Islands/WinUI 3 will be keyWindows 10X: What's insideBut what about Duo? Android was the right choice, sure. But what about devs? Xbox/GamesYou 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 tooOctober 2019 Xbox Update is now available on Xbox One consolesMJ: 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 VaultPlus: OneDrive gets multiple instances on iPadTip pick of the week #2: Get Xbox Pass Ultimate, Get 6 Mos of Spotify for freeEnterprise pick of the week: Windows 7 ESUs are going to be available to SMBs, tooCodename pick: UnityBeer pick of the week: Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:expressvpn.com/windowscapterra.com/windowsaka.ms/WWMechanics
WW 641: Pumped

WW 641: Pumped

2019-10-0301:29:454

Microsoft Fall 2019 EventOur 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 ThunderboltabiltyEverything will ship later this monthThe 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 NeoWindows 10X What is this thing and where did it come from? Related (sort of): Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is here Other stuffWindows 10 version 1903 is now broadly available New titles for October in Xbox Game Pass for ConsoleHosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:Wasabi.com offer code WindowsMelissa.com/twitWWT.COM/TWIT
WW 640: A Billion Pages

WW 640: A Billion Pages

2019-09-2502:17:223

Microsoft announces Project xCloud public beta It's finally happening! But it's Android-only at first and will roll out over time.Windows 10 Goofy ex-Microsoftie turned YouTuber explains why Windows 10 is so unreliable - And he's obviously right, once you get past the presentation. Microsoft says that Windows 10 is now on more than 900 million devices Note that they don't say "active devices" anymore. Curious. Also: Remember Terry's "one billion" pledge? That was supposed to happen by mid-2018. So they'll hit it 2-3 years later than expected than the original "2-3 year" promise. Two new 20H1 builds: This week: New 20H1 build brings a few new features, continues slow progress Last week: Another 20H1 build with Bluetooth improvementsDev Microsoft ships .NET Core 3.0 with new versions of ASP.NET, EFC Core 3.0, C# 8.0, F# 4.7, and Visual Studio. The big news? Windows Desktop compatibility, for Windows Forms and WPF. Microsoft ships new font for developers, command line usersCloud Microsoft finally begins rolling out OneDrive extended storage plans for consumers Gotcha: You need to subscribe to an Office 365 consumer edition first Microsoft pledges "data dignity" - I wish they'd pledge some dignity for Windows! A life line for Cortana? Amazon announces Voice Interoperability Initiative Are we finally getting close(r) to Microsoft's Microsoft 365 Consumer subscription? Maaaybe Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's SIEM offering, hits GA. (And a bunch of folks seem excited/interested)Surface Surface Laptop 2 inventory runs dry ahead of new product launches Surface Studio updated with Surface Pen latency fixes Microsoft revs Surface Dock Updater tool and it's not clear how or if this thing works at allXbox In another blow to transparency, Microsoft changes how it reports Xbox results Here are the games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass Minecraft is getting a character editor (now in Beta versions)Tips and picks Tip of the week: Learn to program Learn Python, for beginners Also, Google released two free new developer courses for Kotlin Android development App pick of the week: Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise pick of the week: Where is Win Server 1909/19H2? Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Dynamics 365 Wave 2 Beer pick of the week: Hermit Thrush Gin Barrel SaisonHosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsor:Epson.com/ecotankleo
October 2 event preview: we can't stop speculating It's not just hardware, and it's not just Surface: Event will highlight services and experiences too. Also: 15-inch Surface Laptop rumored Also: This time, the event will be streamed Related: Microsoft patents dual-screen device Walking Cat finds a reference to "Project S" (we think it's a Surface device) Related: Save the date for Microsoft Build 2020! More events: OnePlus next week, Huawei soon, Amazon on Sept. 25, Google in mid-October. Plus Ignite in November.Server/cloud Calendar.help to launch soon as Scheduler Microsoft Exchange 2010 gets a support reprieveDev Here comes .NET Core 3.0. Launches at a virtual conference next week. What comes next? MJF: .NET Core 4.0? Flutter 1.9 Adds Support for macOS Catalina and iOS 13 - and sets the stage for web appsXbox Gears 5 off to a record start, Microsoft claims COD: Modern Warfare Beta Test Comes to Xbox One (and COD: Mobile is coming October 1!) We got more Game Pass games (for console)Tips and picks App pick of the week: Amazon Music HD App pick of the week 2: Pocket Casts App pick of the week 3: Dark Reader Rumor of the week: OneDrive is coming to Linux Codename pick of the week: Saturn Beer pick of the week: Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:aka.ms/WWMechanicsgo.itpro.tv/windows use code WW30capterra.com/windows
Surface Rumors go round and round Surface Go with Core m3 rumored - This is what the processor should have always been. Microsoft patents a portable speaker. It's almost certainly for businesses. October 2 is just 3 weeks awayWindows 10 Microsoft finally details what's new in Windows 10 version 19H2, makes it available to all Insiders (in Slow) Your Phone calling functionality is coming to non-Samsung handsets New 20H1 builds today: WSL improvements, last week: New 20H1 build brings renamable virtual desktops.Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux eventually. (So, too, is the new Microsoft Edge. Plus a look back at Office for Linux.) Semi-related: Richard Stallman gave a talk about free software at MS last week. Not kiddingMobile New Microsoft To-Do looks like old Wunderlist - Announced right after Wunderlist founder offered to buy back the app from Microsoft TomTom expands its deal with Microsoft to include connected vehiclesMicrosoft, the musical Microsoft interns release a goofy musical video explaining that it's actually fun to work at Microsoft. No, really. They're happy not working at Google. Probably.Tips and picks Tip of the week: Microsoft (often) offers the best trade-in value on Galaxy Note 10, 10+ Looking for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10+? Microsoft might be your best bet. But you gotta move quick. More: Windows 10 Field Guide has been updated for 19H2 More: Gears 5 is now available to everyone. But don't buy it. Do this instead. App pick of the week: Vivaldi More: Microsoft's first new PowerToys are out. One of them is worth considering. Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) evaluation lab Codename pick of the week: Manganese Whiskey picks of the week: Macallan 12 Year Old, Aberlour A'bunadhHosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Ant PruittDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:zapier.com/WINDOWSexpressvpn.com/windowsWasabi.com offer code Windows
The Internet-centric Windows that could have been... Heading into 1997, Microsoft planned to replace Windows with an Internet platform that would be open and cross-platform. What happened? And what might the world have been like if it hadn't switched back to a Windows-based strategy?IFA News Anything interesting coming out of IFA so far? Acer and Razer Other hardware stuff: USB4 = USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, as expected, and HoloLens 2 could go on sale starting this monthWindows 10 New 20H1 build adds promised cloud-reset option, new tablet mode 19H2: Still an undecipherable mess. But RTMing "soon" - if only we could test it Microsoft has released ISOs for Insiders for 19H2 and 20H1 this week Windows 10 1903 users: Beware of a CPU spike introduced by an optional Cumulative Update last week Related: Microsoft confirms no more Flash in Chredge towards the end of 2020Tips and picks Tip of the week: It's that time of the month again. Microsoft details Xbox Game Pass and Games with Gold titles for console and PC App pick of the week: Firefox 69 Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft starts posting Ignite sessions Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: VMWare and Microsoft make nice Beer pick of the week: Jack's Abby S'mores Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul ThurrottDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weeklyCheck out Paul's blog at thurrott.comCheck out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.comThe Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.Sponsors:Melissa.com/twitWWT.COM/TWIT
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dan

great content every week

Jun 27th
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iTunes User

I enjoy the content of the podcast, and think that Paul does a great job of stating honest opinions and backing them up. He also takes great care to tailor the content of this podcast to the proper audience, and avoids spinning off into discussions of subjects that should be held elsewhere. Simply stated, the problem is that Leo just talks too much. He should act more as a facilitator, rather than interrupting Paul whenever he is in the middle of saying something interesting. I am a big fan of the Security Now! podcast, and Leo is guilty of the same crime over there. I understand that he is adding "color commentary", but he interrupts too frequently.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

During the Win 7 RC days I hung on every word but since the public release. the show went off a cliff, less and less Windows info and more and more pining about the old days and lame jokes. Last weeks show went on for 20 minutes before the first windows info and that was about a law suit. not what I'm looking for. Where does a geek go now a days to get the old stile of Call for Help or Screen Savers type info... not from any TWIT I'm afraid.... Still love you Leo...and wish you all the best but your business model for pod casting empire is not what I'm looking for. If I'm looking for a laugh with no geek content I'll listen to car talk, or Frosty Heidi and Frank

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

I really enjoyed the Windows Weekly podcast-- Leo and Paul have good chemistry, and Paul is exceptionally well informed in all matters Windows.

Aug 30th
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