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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 / 18:00 UTC.

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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 / 18:00 UTC.

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    WW 675: OK, Mr. Mxyzptlk

    WW 675: OK, Mr. Mxyzptlk

    Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004 ... or did they? (if a tree falls...)Discontent is growing in the community. Two key issues: Why don't Surface PCs get new Windows versions on Day One? Why were their sudden over a dozen known issues that had never come up during testing? Microsoft essentially stole WinGet after courting the developer of AppGet and offering a job that never materialized.Microsoft's response is inadequate. Beigi says he's talking to MS and may have more to share soon (whatever that means) Microsoft reveals deprecated, removed features in Windows 10 version 2004 HP reveals a new Windows Mixed Reality headset. Why? New Edge starts rolling out to Windows 10 users via Windows Update (starting w. 1803/1809) Google is sued for tracking users in Incognito move. Seriously, people use Brave. Or Edge.Microsoft enables Windows Spellcheck API for all Chromium browsers Samsung Access - a new subscription service that gets you an S20, premium support, and ... Microsoft 365 Personal. Interesting.Microsoft says Xbox Series X will be the most compatible console ever. Sony starts making the PS5 Microsoft launches that simpler new Guide in latest Xbox System Update Tip of the week: Wait. I know you want Windows 10 version 2004. Just wait if your hardware isn't ready. Seriously. App pick of the week: Any browser not named Chrome. Edge, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, Firefox, Safari are all better choices. Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft bot tools you can use. Microsoft is adding more bot tools to its stable for developers and non-developers, including a tool for building Alexa stills using the MS Bot FrameworkCodename pick of the week: Bicep. Microsoft has started developing a new ARM desired-state language, codenamed as "Bicep." ARM as in Azure Resource Manager. Thanks to Aidan Finn for the link from the Build content about thisBeer pick of the week: SlackTide Brewing Angry Osprey IPA. I haven't had this beer, but I chose it in honor of Slack's Stuart Butterfield, who continues to act like an angry osprey when it comes to Teams. It sounds like a good one – a west coast IPA with Citra and Centennial
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

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    • 1 hr 38 min
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    WW 674: Microsoft Dungeons

    WW 674: Microsoft Dungeons

    Windows 10 version 2004 is finally here
    Today's the day. And ... nothing is going to change, really. There is some new Cortana app info for the now standalone productivity aide And what about new features? Anything worth discussing? Meanwhile: What does Windows 10 usage share look like on the eve of 2004's launch?And it's almost time to ramp up the Windows 10 21H1 testing! Related: Windows 10 on ARM can now be installed virtually, but only on Windows 10 on ARM. Related: Source code for NT 3.5 and OG Xbox leaksExtension sync finally comes to Microsoft Edge. History sync is "this summer," and open tab sync is unclear. Why is Microsoft still pushing proprietary dev solutions for Windows apps?And on that note, This is what Microsoft said about PWAs at Build .NET MAUI is the future of Xamarin.Forms. But is it the real future for Windows dev?
    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 40 min
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    WW 673: The Case of the Adolescent Numismatist

    WW 673: The Case of the Adolescent Numismatist

    Microsoft Build 2020!Microsoft is holding its first-ever virtual version of Build this week and there is a TON of news.And ScottGu is alive! And collecting stamps!Microsoft is finally unifying Win32/UWP development and decoupling it from specific Windows versions. Here's how it will work for new apps---let's call them Windows apps---and for existing apps that devs want to upgrade.Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, with GUI apps coming soon.Windows Terminal 1.0Windows Package Manager - Microsoft Store will eventually just be a front-end to thisMicrosoft ListsMicrosoft Teams - new automations, plus template supportFluid Framework - open-source, end-user UXProject CortexNew consumer and work features coming...Collections is getting Pinterest and OneNote integrationMore new features: Sidebar search, new add-on store, automatic profile switchingMicrosoft now has the 5th-fastest supercomputer in the world.HoloLens 2 was quiet at Build, but it's getting 5G and is heading to more marketsMicrosoft is adding the ability to share running apps in Visual Studio Live Share, and it's also adding built-in chat and calling functionality to the IDEs.Tip of the week: Get the Build 2020 (virtual) swag! Can't go to Build this year? Neither can anyone else. But be sure to get the swag!App pick of the week: Microsoft PowerToys 0.81. PowerToys is turning into a cool collection of utilities, with one gotta-have-it: PowerToys Run.Enterprise pick of the week: Learn TV. If you like geeky Microsoft developer and engineering content, you may want to check out Learn TV, its newest video content channel: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-adds-new-learn-tv-video-channel-for-daily-technical-content/Codename pick of the week: Odyssey. That new massive supercomputer work seems to be codenamed Odyssey (at least based on a job posting or two).
    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

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    • 1 hr 52 min
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    WW 672: Misfits in the Foyer

    WW 672: Misfits in the Foyer

    Windows 10 version 2004 creeps towards completion No word yet on final release date, but we have new "final" build And Microsoft has released the Windows 10 version 2004 SDK Microsoft will fix cracked Surface Laptop 3 displays for free What really happened here?Surface Go 2, Surface Earbuds, and Surface Headphones 2 are now available for purchase A few more observations about Surface Go 2 The rest of the new hardware arrives later this month Surface Duo emulator is updated again Microsoft finally takes on Reply-All storms, but only in Office 365 Commercial Outlook is getting a Smart Reply feature. Outlook on the Web, that is. Meaning Office/MS365 Commercial Microsoft Family Safety app arrives on Android, iOS in limited previewBuild is next week - here's the agenda.Microsoft (Godzilla) takes on Amazon (King Kong)Microsoft accuses Amazon of secretly continuing its fight for the JEDI contractAnd then Amazon lashed out at Microsoft in a deliciously unprofessional post Sony says PS5 is on track for holiday 2020, PS4 has sold 110 million units. Tip of the week: 555-5555 (Jenny) I think I've figured out how to bypass the Microsoft account requirement in any recent version of Windows 10. App pick of the week: Halo 2 Anniversary for PC. 4K/UHD graphics/60+ fps for just $9.99! Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Autopilot program comes to ... HoloLens (?) Microsoft is testing a Windows Autopilot program for HoloLens 2, which implies it either is getting bulk orders from businesses for HoloLens or it thinks it can and will in the foreseeable future. Enterprise pick of the week 2: New branding (madness) for Microsoft 365 Apps. The artist formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus is getting a bunch of branding and ring changes. Hold onto your M365s, folks! Beer pick of the week: Night Shift Brewing Night Lite.
    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

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    • 1 hr 48 min
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    WW 671: Where the Apps Aren't

    WW 671: Where the Apps Aren't

    Windows 10X Delayed "Because COVID"

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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    • 2 hrs 23 min
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    WW 670: Freeze Your Crumpets

    WW 670: Freeze Your Crumpets

    Microsoft earnings are later today. A few predictions. Google's are in, and they are surprisingly good.
    Cloud outlook: cloudy
    Microsoft outlines more steps it's taking to try to keep its cloud services up and running But constraint issues are still happening and no real details are available on how it's increasing capacityRelated: Samsung's memory business is going gangbusters because of cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft But ... will it last? And won't consumer demand for "stuff" overtake this again at some point? GitHub has back-to-back outagesWindows 10
    Windows 10 version 1909 now on 1/3rd of Windows 10 PCs OneDrive differential sync is finally rolled out to all users Intel unlocks graphics driversMicrosoft 365
    Microsoft posts that Microsoft 365 consumer briefing -- and I checked, they communicated Teams consumer features properly Microsoft details new M365 features released/announced in April Interesting tidbit: You can open two Word or PPT documents now on iPad GSuite users can now directly manage Windows 10 devicesGoogle Meet now free. Take that, Skype and Teams! Hm. Zoom chooses Oracle to expand its cloud infrastructure (over Azure, AWS, GWC).Microsoft patches GIF vulnerability in Teams Speaking of Teams, Planner in Teams is being rebranded as Tasks starting in MayXbox
    Games with Gold for May is announcedTips and picks
    Tip of the week: Turn your Microsoft Rewards into Mixer subscriptions. Mixer now lets you redeem your Microsoft Rewards points for channel subscriptions so you can use your Rewards to directly support your favorite streamer. App pick of the week: Stardock Curtains. Thanks to Windows 10's support for Dark Mode, it's now possible to skin this thing in an elegant way. Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server containers now GA on Azure Kubernetes Service. Move over Linux. Windows Server container support is now available in AKS after a year in preview. Codename pick of the week: Santos. Microsoft has been dabbling with the idea of holoportation (telepresence) for a while. It may be getting more serious. Walking Cat found links to a couple of apps: Mirage and Santos, that could be related to this work. Mirage allows users to add a virtual monitor and Santos is some kind of teleconferencing client. Beer pick of the week: All Cats are Grey in the Dark. A "white" stout! It's a thing. There's a very good example of the style from Fat Orange Cat Brewing. Clocks in at a modest 7.2%. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, and a little chocolate. Definitely sweet and syrupy. It's worth trying: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45814/332966/
    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 49 min

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