Windows Weekly (Video)

Oct 14 2020 120 mins 2.1k

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 / 18:00 UTC.







WW 693: Greece is the Word - MS Fall Hardware Launch, Antitrust in Congress
Oct 07 2020 142 mins  
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



WW 692: Happy Fiscal New Year - Windows on ARM, Bing Wins Google's Auction
Oct 01 2020 95 mins  
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


WW 691: Bethesda's Not Just a Town in Maryland - Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Best of Ignite, Xbox Preorder Fail
Sep 23 2020 92 mins  
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


WW 690: The Smurface Duo - Surface Duo Review, Cloud Gaming, Bye Bye TikTok
Sep 17 2020 131 mins  
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








WW 686: The Impression of Fairness - RIP Internet Explorer, Oracle wants to Buy TikTok, Flight Simulator 2020
Aug 19 2020 134 mins  
RIP Internet Explorer, Oracle wants to Buy TikTok, Flight Simulator 2020 A moment of silence, please... Microsoft outlines the plan to kill off Internet Explorer and Legacy Edge, at least from Microsoft 365. But there's still no actual end of life date for IE11... just lots of lead-ups to it Surface Mary Jo finally got 2004 on her Surface Laptop 3! Panos Panay joins the Sonos board of directors The press/blogger briefing for Surface Duo is now public Surface Duo after the dust settles: Has anyone come up with a good use case? This week in TikTok Now Oracle's joined the bidding Is Oracle in it to win it? Could they actually manage to host TikTok in their cloud? (Maybe. See Zoom.) Or are they in it to pressure Microsoft boost their offer? Microsoft 365 The first Microsoft Teams Display is quite limited for now No new Dev Channel build of Windows 10 today (or likely this week) due to an unspecified bug Xbox Xbox is getting a new Dashboard ... everywhere There are some great games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the next two weeks There are now over 2000 indie games on Xbox Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on PC Tip of the week: Can't get enough of MJF and Paul? (and who can't??) We recorded an episode of MJFChat that focuses on learning Enterprise pick of the week: Making Azure outage communications less terrible. Microsoft is trying. Codename pick of the week: Project Osaka. A blast from the MS codename past. Project Osaka, aka CollabDB, was supposed to be a list-sharing app for O365. MS killed it several years ago, but elements of it remain in the new M365 Lists app. Beer pick of the week: Westbrook Lemon Meringue Pie. In my ongoing series of beers made to taste like desserts, I offer you Lemon Meringue Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie is a sour from the excellent Westbrook Brewing. It does include vanilla, lemon, milk sugar, graham crackers and cinnamon and clocks in at a modest 4 percent. You can have your pie and drink it, too! 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: adobe.com/businessmoves LastPass.com/twit canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT


WW 685: It's Not a Phone - Preorder Surface Duo Now! Plus Minecraft Education Edition on Chromebooks
Aug 12 2020 146 mins  
Preorder Surface Duo Now! Plus, Minecraft Education Edition on Chromebooks. Microsoft announces Surface Duo Surface Duo will cost $1400 and is available for pre-order; ships on September 10 Windows 10 One 20H2 build with just fixes. Nothing to see here. Today, a new Dev Channel build with a new "post-feature update" welcome experience An interesting Windows-related reorg last week, which gave Pumped Panos more POWER Lots of mindless corporate drivel-speak in the internal memos. Microsoft 365 Microsoft Ignite 2020 is now a two-part show Office and cloud services are booming. But so is Windows. Lucky M365 is one, big happy family! Cloud Microsoft reuses another codename: Fiji is now an AWS Outposts hybrid competitor Could Twitter steal TikTok away from Microsoft? (No.) But one can hope! Xbox + games Xbox Series X is coming in November ... But Microsoft delays Halo Infinite Antitrust: Apple's war on cloud gaming is impacting Microsoft, needs to be stopped Cloud Gaming comes to mobile in beta ahead of September launch Leak reveals that Xbox Series S DOES exist Minecraft Education Edition is now available on Chromebooks Tips and picks Tip of the week: Make the move to YouTube Music. A lot of people are down on YouTube Music because it's not just like Google Play Music. But it has one major advantage that makes it the single best music service available. App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 16. PD 16 arrives with better perf and macOS Big Sur support. Codename pick of the week: Deschutes. Microsoft's coming CloudPC service has a codename: Deschutes. It *might* be named for the brewery which makes the excellent Fresh Squeezed IPA and Black Butte porter. Or maybe (and more likely) it's named for the place/river in Oregon. Codename pick 2 of the week: Oakdale. Oh, Dynamics 365/Power Platform team... how did this happen? You seemingly infringed on another company's branded trademark. But at least we have Project Oakdale, the version of the soon-to-be-renamed Dataflex for Teams. 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: tailorstore.com/twit offer code TWIT adobe.com/businessmoves Melissa.com/twit


1 • 1 Ratings

Wiesenator Aug 08 2020
Boring