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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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CES 2021 There isn't really TOO much excitement, but major announcements from both Intel and AMD will impact the PC industry in 2021. New PCs, as expected, nothing truly unique. Intel CEO Swan to be replaced by VMware CEO Gelsinger Qualcomm buys CPU design firm Nuvia PCs The PC market surged in 2020, had its best year since 2015. Microsoft announced Surface Pro 7+ for businesses and not Surface Pro 8 as expected. Windows 10 Dev build adds improvements to that new news feed feature Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson is leaving Microsoft for Qualtrics Microsoft is finalizing its transition to Azure Microsoft rolls out its second vertical cloud bundle – for retail Xbox Microsoft denies Duracellgate is a thing! Microsoft Announces Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red Tips and picks Tip of the week: Paul's photo management system App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft increases file upload size for M365 Codename pick of the week: Project Peabody Beer pick of the week: 3Floyd's Gumballhead 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: SmartDeploy.com/twit
SolarWinds hackers viewed MS source code, 21H1 and the future of Windows 10, and Xbox Series X|S shortages. The future of Windows 10 (and lack of information): Microsoft tests 'news and interests' feature in the taskbar, and rumor is testers should move soon if they want to keep testing 21H1. Microsoft mulligans: New 'Sun Valley' Windows 10 UX for version 2021, 'One Outlook' to unify desktop and web-based clients, and history/tabs sync is coming to Edge. Cloud: More on Microsoft's Azure-in-a-shipping-container MDC More SolarWinds fallout: Microsoft says hackers viewed some of its source code but didn't try to attack the corporate domain. Xbox: Microsoft to address Series X|S shortages, RIP Minecraft Earth, the first Game Pass titles of 2021, and Bloomberg's piece on Xbox's creation and 20-year history. Tips and picks Tip of the week: Paul's OCD file management tips App pick of the week: Newsfeed apps The Old Reader and NewsBlur Developer pick of the week: Learn web dev on GitHub Enterprise pick of the week: Azure AD is going to four nines Beer pick of the week: Threes Brewing Volition 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.
Microsoft news from the past two weeks Microsoft is designing its own ARM chips Windows 10 version 20H2 is already on 13.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs Google and Facebook colluded on online ads Apple's response to Facebook full-page ads is priceless Microsoft Edge is out for M1-based Macs Together Mode comes to Skype Flight Sim is now available in VR Games with Gold for January Our 2021 predictions Five Microsoft technologies to watch in 2021 Windows Windows 10 Windows 10X Windows on ARM Android on Windows 10 (Project Latte) Cloud PC Windows Server Surface Surface Duo 2 New Surface Pro, ProX, Book Any 10X devices from Surface in 2021? Rumors say no. Cloud M365: Teams, first-line workers, and bears (oh my) Azure – more regions, more AWS-competitive services, more AI Universal Search and MetaOS/Fluid Framework Gaming Console Cloud streaming Consumer Chredge, Bing, and MSN Teams consumer v. Skype Dev Project Reunion .NET MAUI PWAs Tips and picks Tip of the week: Lose yourself in a tech podcast App pick of the year: Affinity Photo Enterprise picks of the week: Using Microsoft 365 Defender to protect against Solorigate, Azure free account users get 5 more services Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin Happy New Beer 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.
The best of Windows Weekly from 2020: Microsoft sort of ends support for Windows 7. The company released a "final" update for Windows 7 in early January. Microsoft's Panos Panay gets a promotion, becoming the Head of Windows and Hardware. Some cracked Surface Laptop 3 screens result in another "gate" — Crackgate. Mary Jo and Paul share the highlights of Microsoft Build 2020. Microsoft decides to shutter the streaming platform Mixer. Rumors suggest Microsoft may be interested in purchasing TikTok — and the president wants a cut of the profits. Leo reviews Microsoft's Surface Duo. Microsoft buys Bethesda. Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Capossela, shares his hidden gems of the year and answers questions from Mary Jo, Paul, and Leo. Host: Leo Laporte 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.
Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela Chris has some hidden gems, and we have some questions. Windows 10 Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows 10 on ARM (in Insider) Paul tested it Microsoft 365 Microsoft converts most Office apps to M1-compatible universal binaries on Mac OneDrive and Teams are notably absent Google Workspace user? You can now edit Office documents natively when sent as attachments This follows a few years of updates bringing native Office capabilities to Docs, etc. Semi-related: Google buys Neverware, which will formally support Chrome OS on any PC. Surface Surface Duo is coming to four more countries in 2021. Xbox PS5 destroyed Xbox Series X|S in November, at least in the US Microsoft piles on the games in Game Pass this month Flight Simulator to come to Xbox Series X|S — but not Xbox One — in 2021 You can get Master Chief in Fortnite now EA Play for Xbox Game Pass for PC is delayed to 2021 Call of Duty BO CW Season One arrives Tips and picks Tip of the week: Microsoft Authenticator App pick of the week: Brave newsreader, Amazon Luna on Android and the web, Firefox on M1 Macs. Enterprise picks of the week: Studio Alpha, Microsoft certifications getting free renewals Cocktail pick of the holidays: If Nana Only Knew Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Guest: Chris Capossela 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: Technology Powers X - WW LastPass.com/twit
Cats vs. Dogs, Android on Windows, Halo Infinite Microsoft's holiday 2020 ad is an affront to cat lovers and will not stand Microsoft's Holiday Commercial is for the Dogs Windows 10 So why would anyone want to use Android apps on Windows? Which apps make the cut? Lightroom finally makes it onto Windows on ARM Microsoft 365/Cloud Microsoft to change how users can test Teams features Azure Government Top Secret cloud is revealed Microsoft announces this week two more cloud datacenter regions coming "soon": Denmark and Chile. Xbox Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to November 2021 A record year of engagement for Xbox. The big news: Confirmation of Cloud gaming on PC, iOS in 2021 Minecraft RTX is available for Windows 10! And Minecraft is the most-streamed game on YouTube ... by far. Tips and picks Tip of the week: Turn off stupid crap in the Facebook shortcut bar. App pick of the week: HBO Max Enterprise pick of the week: Deploy SSUs and CUs together Developer pick(s) of the week: A few GitHub announcements from GitHub Universe Beer pick of the week: Finback Cats are People Too DIPA 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 Melissa.com/twit BANDWIDTH.COM/WW
Windows Feature Packs, Slack acquisition, Android apps on Windows Windows 10 Here comes the first Windows Feature Experience Pack Windows 10 version 20H2 is on 9 percent of Windows 10 PCs in the first full month Also: Let's revisit the Android apps in the Microsoft Store rumor. Could this be related to Android support coming to WSL? Microsoft 365 Microsoft is dramatically improving the calling experience in Teams In the wake of privacy complaints, Microsoft overhauls its Productivity Score feature Salesforce to acquire Slack for $27.7 billion. Surface + mobile Surface Pro 8, Laptop 4 coming in early 2021. Don't expect too much (external) change. Update on MJ's Surface Laptop Duo about to get international availability and to come in black Smartphone sales fell again in Q3 Xbox November 2020 Xbox Console Update heads out to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S Game Pass explodes with new titles in the first half of December - Including Doom Eternal on PC! Tips and picks Tip of the week: There are two ways to consolidate multiple email accounts. Neither is perfect. App pick of the week: Game streaming. Enterprise pick of the week: Take the Power Platform plunge. Codename pick of the week: Project Burgundy. Beer pick of the week: KCBC Penguins Take Manhattan 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 BANDWIDTH.COM/WW Technology Powers X - WW
Android apps on Windows, coupons on Edge, Microsoft Bob. Windows + PC Is the pandemic PC buying frenzy over? Data point: HP PC sales were flat YOY. Mary Jo Foley says: Buying a PC right now is not easy. Ask me how I know. Chrome support for Windows 7 is extended by 6 months. There have been more Insider builds since last week but no new features. Microsoft may be looking to allow Android apps in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 Business Premium is on sale this week. Microsoft finally begins adding consumer features to Teams on desktop and web. Microsoft adds shopping features to Microsoft Edge. There are many other new features for Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Microsoft co-founder looks back on what he got right and wrong in "The Road Ahead". Microsoft among firms petitioning court to protect its data from Google during antitrust case. Xbox A weak final 2020 outing for Games with Gold. Is this promotion coming to a close? Flight Simulator makes the US look prettier. When is it coming to Xbox? Microsoft to bring Game Streaming to smart TVs in 2021. What about console, PC, Mac, web, and iOS? No consoles for you in Xbox Black Friday deals. Related: GeForce Now comes to iOS via the web too. Tips and Picks Tip of the week: Meet Now is available on the web and in the latest version of Windows 10, on the taskbar. App pick of the week: Vivaldi Enterprise pick of the week: Salesforce could buy Slack. Codename pick of the week: Utopia Cocktail pick of the week: Thanksgiving Cranberry Cider Sipper 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: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT barracuda.com/windows BANDWIDTH.COM/WW
Pluton, Mac vs PC, Xbox Series X Microsoft's Pluton security processor What is Pluton? Coming to Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors starting next year Precursors: TPM ... and then Xbox security processor and the Pluton security subsystem in Azure Sphere Macs vs. PCs The first reviews of Apple's Silicon devices are in. And, not surprisingly, they're very positive Related: Microsoft explains how Office will work on new Macs Related: Photoshop comes to Arm on Windows and macOS Meanwhile: Microsoft publishes end of device support dates for Surface devices What does this mean? Are there any exceptions? How does this relate to the Windows support lifecycle? Windows 10 New Dev Channel build today with fixes/no features and still no word from MS on what's next Microsoft pauses optional updates for December for the holidays - It's like Christmas in December! A quick check-in on issues affecting Win 10 20H2 Microsoft Edge notifications are about to get better What's next for Microsoft Search? Windows Search integration, Dynamics 365 integration, more semantic capabilities, and lots more starting in December Project Reunion update Preview 3 of WinUI 3 is here In other developer news: Look who's working for Microsoft now. All hail the Python BDFL! Xbox Biggest. Xbox. Launch. Ever. Also, Commercial Cloud. Where have all the Xboxes gone? Long time passing. When will they ever learn? With the release of Halo 4 for PC, Halo: The MCC is now optimized for Xbox Series X|S Tips and picks App pick of the week: Google Photos App pick of the week #2: Halo 4 remastered for PC and Halo: MCC optimized for Series X|S Enterprise pick of the week: Dataflex, Project Oakdale, and now Dataverse Codename pick of the week: Sabre Beer pick of the week: Torch and Crown King Elizabeth Barleywine 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 business.eset.com/twit expressvpn.com/windows
Apple Silicon Macs arrive: What does this mean for Windows PCs? And Apple told us almost nothing beyond that it is starting with low-end Macs only. Microsoft: Hey, we're working on even more with Qualcomm! Go, Team(s) Oh, about that multiple account support on Microsoft Teams ... It's not happening this year Instead, we're getting the ability to switch between a personal MSA and a work account. Sigh Speaking of Teams... Did you know Apple Airpods aren't compatible with it? Windows Is 10X really Edging closer? New Dev Channel build today with nothing much beyond fixes, known issues MS pushing those still on 1903 to 1909 (ahead of end of support) Windows Holographic 20H2 has a bunch of mostly minor updates Microsoft has a workaround for the Win 10 2004 apps forgetting passwords issue NET 5.0 Microsoft takes its first step towards unifying .NET with .NET 5.0 ... But there's more work to be done Xbox Xbox Series X and Series S launch a subdued affair because... No new/next-gen/exclusive games No hardware availability Reviews: Xbox Series X is a quiet beast, but the Xbox Series S is perfect for the living room. Or it would be but for two issues. Related: Actually, Series S can do 4K/60 fps ... sometimes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now access Disney+ for 30 days for free Tons of new games are on the way EA Play is here for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PC next month PUBG is moving to Microsoft Azure BREAKING: HALO TV SERIES IS ON, and Jen Taylor will reprise her role as Cortana! Tips and picks Tip of the week: Get started with Xbox Series X|S Tip of the week #2: Stop using SMS for MFA. The best way to secure your online accounts is with an authenticator app, not SMS. Related: MS Black Friday deals (not sure if anything's worth calling out) Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft appoints a new Biz Dev chief. Here's why you should care that former McAfee CEO is now the new Peggy Johnson. Codename pick of the week: CBL-Mariner. It's not exactly a "codename," but CBL-Mariner is a new Microsoft-made Linux distribution that's meant for internal use. It's for Azure first-party services and edge appliances. Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Kentucky Fog Stout. It's time for the seasonal releases of the Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts. This year, there's an interesting addition to the line-up: Kentucky Fog 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. Sponsors: BANDWIDTH.COM/WW NetSuite.com/ww Melissa.com/twit
Big Tech's Big Earnings Week, "Sun Valley" UI Refresh Windows Microsoft moves the Windows Insider Dev channel to a new build branch. What does this mean? Another build for Dev Channel today from the Fe branch Any reports of problems with 20H2? More earnings learnings In the wake of Microsoft's earnings announcement, Amazon, Apple, and Google all announced their own earnings. Key takeaways: Amazon earnings are more than Microsoft and Google combined. And Google outpaced Microsoft. Also: IT on-premises spending is showing cracks Microsoft 365 Teams is getting multi-user sign-in. Microsoft is giving Excel database-like capabilities. What's next? Microsoft's Cloud for Healthcare builds on Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and the Power Platform. Xbox New Xbox reviews are coming soon. New Xbox consoles are arriving early for some customers Apple is going to hold a virtual Mac event on the day the Xbox Series X|S launches... but you can watch the Xbox launch instead! 343 botched the launch of Halo Infinite. Tips and picks Tip of the week: Download any version of Windows 10 App pick of the week: Xbox app for Android and iOS Enterprise pick of the week: Get a year free of basic call-in conferencing for Teams Codename pick of the week: Aquila Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin's "IT'S 'BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM COFFEE' NOT 'BAILEY'S, IRISH CREAM, & COFFEE'" 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: NetSuite.com/ww BANDWIDTH.COM/WW Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS
Microsoft Earnings, Xbox Series X Unboxing Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes on this episode, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/696 Sponsors: barracuda.com/petsmart canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT try.eset.com/twit
It's Windows 10 20H2 time! Also, Edge on Linux Microsoft releases the October 2020 Update to 'seekers' Here are the "biggest" new features Here are the known issues Here is when Microsoft will halt the release because of problems. Kidding. Maybe. More Windows News New Dev channel build brings theme-aware splash screens to some built-in apps Windows 10 comes to Chromebook (Enterprise) via Parallels Desktop. Semi-related: A Your Phone rant by MJF. This should be a great app. It's not but I hope it's fixable. The Office PWA saga continues Office PWAs were being installed on Insider PCs. And then on normal PCs. Now, Microsoft says it's just a bug in Edge and will be fixed. That said... Shouldn't these apps be installed in Windows 10? And speaking of PWAs: There's a way to start testing by putting them in the Microsoft Store with PWA Builder Hell freezes over. Again. Microsoft releases Edge browser preview on Linux. Semi-related: Chromium-based WebView2 starts rolling out (Win32 only) Cloud News Microsoft launches Azure into space. Microsoft launches Azure in a container (again?) Xbox News Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting a 120 fps upgrade on Xbox Series X|S October Update for Xbox is available. And yes, this is what the Xbox Series X|S UI will look like too. Related: Sony PS5 UI looks ... familiar. Tips and picks Tip of the week: How to get Windows 10 20H2. If you're on Windows 10 version 1903 or newer, check for updates: If your PC configuration is not blocked, you'll get it. More technical users who aren't worried can simply get the update from the Update Assistant or the newly-available ISO. Tip of the week #2: Here's how to "fix" Alt + Tab in 20H2. Don't like how Edge tabs appear as their own "apps" in Alt + Tab? Here's how to fix that problem. (I hate it.) Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft, the live events consultant. Microsoft isn't running just its own live events. It's now seemingly in the business Codename pick of the week: Akri. Is Kubernetes driving you over the edge? You need Akri. Akri (translates to "edge" in Greek) is a new open source project. Akri (sort of) stands for A Kubernetes Interface for the edge. This is for edge devices too small to run Kubernetes themselves and which users may want to connect to Kubernetes. 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: ZipRecruiter.com/windows LastPass.com/twit expressvpn.com/windows
Microsoft Work From Home, Xbox Series X Unboxing Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes on this episode, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/694 Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT Melissa.com/twit twilio.com
Microsoft's fall hardware launch: more evolution than revolution As expected, the new small Surface Laptop, christened Surface Laptop Go Updated models of Surface Pro X New accessories And that's it. No refreshes on the Surface Pro, Surface Book, Surface Studio, Surface Go This is nothing short of a strategy do-over for Surface. Granted it's been unfolding for years. Related: Some more impressive PCs were announced this week too Related: New Win 10 test build for Dev Channel adds a new optional customization page, file-association management Let the antitrust games begin for FAMA Big tech companies are abusive monopolies that need breaking up or regulating, says the U.S. House Judiciary committee Microsoft isn't on the guilty list this time around. Why? Outside gaming, not much consumer impact. And it's not a monopoly any more in any market. Not a great week for the Microsoft cloud Back to back (to back) Outlook problems this past week, starting with this one And today, we're back to admin portal issues for M365/O365. Sigh A post-mortem on the big Azure AD outage: Definitely the perfect storm Related: Greece is the word (for a new MS datacenter region... someday in the future) Bing is rebranded to Microsoft Bing. This is huge! Microsoft celebrates the best-ever year for Xbox Game Studios Tips and picks Tip of the week: Display file extensions. It came from the Twitters: Power users are confused about why Windows doesn't display file extensions by default. Power users should know better. App pick of the week: Visual Studio Code. Everyone's doing it! And now you can access Edge Dev Tools right in the editor Dev picks of the week: DConf: Microsoft's first Java dev conf for the community. Free reg, Oct. 27 to 29. Learn JavaScript for free with Microsoft's new course Codename pick of the week: A bevy of Surface-related codenames. Nora, Wakita and Wolfe, Canon, Silas and Goma (thanks Aggoramenti Lumia) Whiskey pick of the week: Screwball Whiskey. Like peanut butter? Then this is too dangerous to drink. It's unbelievable. Now I need to pair it with a grape jelly vodka :) 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: try.eset.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS hover.com/twit
Windows on ARM, Bing Wins Google's Auction Windows 10 Finally a bit of news about Windows 10 on Arm The new Windows 10 Dev Channel build has a new storage notification. (Plus some Your Phone updates coming) Windows 10 version 2004 is now on 33.7 percent of all PCs, almost in first place (!) Windows XP source code leaks again Related: Chredge is getting a web screenshot feature (for some reason) Microsoft 365 + Cloud It wasn't a good start of the week for O365. Big worldwide outage due to AD authentication issues Stream users are going to migrate soon Microsoft is building a "telco-grade" cloud Bing comes on strong for the second round of Google's auction screen on Android Xbox Games with Gold for October Xbox Game Pass for the first half of October EA Play on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate coming November 10 The first Xbox Series S/X storage expansion card is going to cost you Amazon takes on Stadia, Game Pass Cloud Streaming with Luna Tip of the week: Never lose a file with OneDrive. With everyone working from home, one useful OneDrive feature is suddenly even more important App pick of the week: Xbox Family Settings. This new mobile app can help you keep track of, and control, your kids' game time. Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 2020 Wave 2. October 1 is the day that the set of Wave 2 features for the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform set of products begins rolling out. Microsoft is holding an online event to discuss some of these from 9-11 am PT on Oct. 1: https://twitter.com/maryjofoley/status/1310967954897596423 Codename pick of the week: Luna. It's an Amazon codename. But it's also the codename for the XP UI. Paul has a little story about this. Beer pick of the week: Burial Beer Invocation on the River of Laments. Another Asheville pick in honor of Paul's visit. This brewery makes a number of excellent styles, including a Doppelbock called Invocation on the River of Laments. "The finished product is full of dark fruit basket, pumpernickel, roasted pecan and saltine." 7% and only 22 IBUs so not hoppy. Nice for Octoberfest fans. 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 twilio.com
Microsoft + Bethesda! Microsoft announced a blockbuster $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda, bringing some of Mary Jo's favorite video games into the Microsoft Studios family. YES to Wolfenstein! Good for beer drinking! Microsoft Ignite 2020 Microsoft Ignite is happening virtually digitally this week, similarly to Build 2020. ~1000 new Teams features Microsoft makes its video calling, chat, and SMS text messaging services available to others Azure news Azure Stack news Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux Office 2019 will not be the last standalone version of Office No real dev news per se Lots of security product rebranding and repositioning Microsoft 365 It's official: Windows 10 version 20H2 is done. Microsoft is bringing Meet Now to Windows 10 ... and taking away the standalone People app Why aren't there any Microsoft widgets on iOS 14? And why does it plan so few? (More) Xbox Microsoft couldn't have F'd up Xbox Series S/X preorders more if it tried. This is one area where it's doing as well as Sony. Microsoft announces a few new Xbox Series S/X accessories Halo 3: ODST hits PC in remastered form There's a new version of the Xbox (Beta) app on Android ... and it supports console streaming Tips and picks Tip of the week: Install Windows 10 version 20H2 right now. There's no need to wait, assuming you're brave. App pick of the week: New browser versions. Firefox 81 picks up a new theme and Opera rethinks settings sync. Plus, Safari 14 on the past two macOS versions Enterprise pick of the week: Check out all the Ignite goodies. Book of News is live online for anyone to read: https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-2020-book-of-news/ A lot of the meatier Ignite sessions are available via "Virtual Hub" for anyone to watch: https://adoption.microsoft.com/virtual-hub/ Stay tuned at 4:15 pm ET today for MJF and Paul doing an Ignite recap with the Patch & Switch guys and Jeff Sandquist Codename pick of the week: Project Nucleus Beer pick of the week: Wicked Weed Brewing French Toast. There were no Microsoft-made breakfasts this week for us Ignite attendees. But that doesn't mean you can't have a beer for breakfast! Wicked Weed in Ashville, NC, makes an imperial stout called French Toast. Vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, and dough flavor via the malts. It's 8.4 percent as so worth it: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30581/114498/ 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: twilio.com forwardnetworks.com/twit expressvpn.com/windows
Leo and the Duo One week in (almost), what's his take on the Surface Duo? MJF's review: Nice hardware, confusing software Overall, the reviews are very negative. The TikTok clock has stopped for Microsoft A bullet dodged Good luck, Oracle This is the last time we ever talk about this. LET'S HOPE! Windows 10: Where are we now? Windows 10 20H2 should be released any day now Windows 10 build 20215 (Dev) hit today with one new feature When will testers start getting 10X builds, given it's expected to debut in spring 2021? Will they get 10X builds? Plus... Microsoft is working to make update blocker messages better Your Phone's App feature is on more Samsung phones .. But not Surface Duo Subscription bundles: The future? Apple launched several AppleOne service bundles yesterday (all for consumers) But don't forget the antitrust concerns! Microsoft has a lot of work and home subscription bundles, too, but so far, no crossover bundles. Maybe MetaOS signals a change is coming Xbox Project xCloud Cloud Gaming is here Apple says FU to Microsoft and Cloud Gaming Microsoft gets a bit more transparent about data collection on Xbox Xbox One S launch video leaks Win an Xbox One X at Taco Bell Tip of the week: Change your browser, email app defaults on iOS to Microsoft apps. The latest beta versions of Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Outlook now work with iOS 14. App pick of the week: Visual Studio Code. Visual Studio Code has emerged as the go-to developer editor on all platforms, including Linux. Part of the appeal is its extensibility. This week, Microsoft shipped its C++ extension. Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Ignite is next week. Ignite 2020 a 2 day virtual event kicking off on Tuesday. The (partial?) session list is up for those who register. Expect lots of cloud, hybrid, Power Platform, M365 but also some Project Reunion stuff, possibly. MJF and Paul will banter live right after WW next week with the Patch & Switch guys. Codename pick of the week: Project OneFuzz 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 tailorstore.com/twit offer code TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT
Xbox Series S Price and Release Date Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes on this episode, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/689 Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit adobe.com/businessmoves
When will we know about the TikTok sale? Xbox Series S leaks again Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott For full show notes on this episode, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/688 Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS barracuda.com/windows adobe.com/businessmoves
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Vincent Abella

I've been listening for a number of years now, and it's never failed to entertain me. A TERRIFIC show. And I used to work at Microsoft.

Oct 24th
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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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