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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.

Windows Weekly (Audio) TWiT TV

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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.

    The Bailiwick of Guernsey - Windows Feature Packs, Slack acquisition, Android apps on Windows

    The Bailiwick of Guernsey - Windows Feature Packs, Slack acquisition, Android apps on Windows

    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.

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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Have You Met a Goose? - Android Apps on Windows, Coupons on Edge, Microsoft Bob

    Have You Met a Goose? - Android Apps on Windows, Coupons on Edge, Microsoft Bob

    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.

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Strictly Plutonic - Pluton, Mac vs PC, Xbox Series X

    Strictly Plutonic - Pluton, Mac vs PC, Xbox Series X

    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.

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    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Canadian Bacon Linux - What Does Apple Silicon Mean for Microsoft?

    Canadian Bacon Linux - What Does Apple Silicon Mean for Microsoft?

    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.

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Think of the TikTok-ers - Big Tech's Big Earnings Week, "Sun Valley" UI Refresh

    Think of the TikTok-ers - Big Tech's Big Earnings Week, "Sun Valley" UI Refresh

    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.

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Earnings Learnings - Microsoft Earnings, Xbox Series X Unboxing

    Earnings Learnings - Microsoft Earnings, Xbox Series X Unboxing

    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

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    • 2 hrs 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Yelrom ,

Good show

This podcast lets the speakers speak. They don't talk over each other. Respect for listeners and each other. I appreciate the use of good explanation less jargon for new listeners. Love Mary as well

Clinton Dean ,

Great

One of TWiT's best.

jamesvdm ,

Leo read this

Please stop talking over the experts and let them talk more.

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