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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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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.

    WW 659: Our Marshmallow, Raspberry, Cherry, Vanilla Slush Pop

    WW 659: Our Marshmallow, Raspberry, Cherry, Vanilla Slush Pop

    MWC 2020 cancelled, Windows 10X Revealed

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

    For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/659

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    WW 658: Ring the Red Bell

    WW 658: Ring the Red Bell

    This Week's Stories:

    Panos Is Wumped (Windows plus Pumped)
    Panos is running a new combined Windows and Devices team. JoeB is going to OXO What will PC OEMs do? Key takeaway: This is good for Windows and for Microsoft Related: More reorg news of the day. Teper is going to run Teams. And Jeff Weiner is out as CEO of LinkedIn.Microsoft controversies of the week!

    #1 Surface Hub 2X: What's happening
    After a leak claimed that Microsoft was delaying or even canceling Surface Hub 2X, Microsoft revised its plans (again, remember this is the second major delay/issue). What the heck is going on with Surface?#2 Microsoft Store/UWP on the decline
    Another nail in the coffin: Microsoft is shutting down the ad-based monetization of UWP apps in the Store. But which coffin? This probably says more about Microsoft Store than UWP.#3 BingJacked: The sequel?
    Windows Search is down for many this morning. It's back now (but you probably need a reboot or 3)Microsoft at MWC
    Microsoft will show off some stuff at MWC, but nothing like last year. Looks like Paul is staying home.Microsoft earnings
    We're a week late and a dollar short, but let's talk about Microsoft's earnings. Microsoft earned $11.6 billion on revenues of $36.9 billion in the quarter ending December 31. Windows had a larger than expected contribution Paul's business-by-business analysisXbox
    There's a new System Update (2002, of course) coming in February Microsoft launches a new Xbox Bounty ProgramPicks of the Week
    Tip of the week: Give Game Pass for PC a shot App pick of the week: Outlook ... on mobile, not the PC Enterprise pick of the week: System Center 2019 Update Rollup 1 is out Codename pick of the week: Aruba Beer pick of the week: Allagash Tripel
    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 46 min
    WW 657: Bingjacked

    WW 657: Bingjacked

    Thinking more about Surface Neo and Duo
    Last week, Microsoft released the SDK and emulator for the Android-based Duo; ones for Neo coming soonThe Duo SDK for Mac developers also is now available (as of this week) - So let's think ahead about why Microsoft is calling these devices "a new category"Who is the intended audience? It's not creatives (who were big targets of the Surface tablets/PCs)Are these going to be positioned as PCs? Tablets? Is Apple still a primary competitive target for these devices?What kinds of software and services will be preloaded?What are the hardware, M365/O365 and Edge/MSN/Bing teams contributing? (they supposedly develop these new devices together) New launcher, unified search, stuff like Collections?Will developers find these dual-screen devices interesting enough to target? Or not till the UI comes to "regular" PCs?Will Neo and Duo attract users who don't see a need for a PC anymore? Does MS think they could be users' sole (or maybe secondary) devices?Thinking more about search
    Last week, Microsoft made a bad move: Deciding to hijack the Chrome browsers of O365 ProPlus users and switch their search engine to BingSo far, Microsoft has not claimed "based on user feedback" that they're undoing this moveThe real reason for this: Microsoft is starting to push Bing as an Intranet search engine (see MS Search in Bing; Project Cortex, the new Office app experience)Implications of this - Microsoft will lose the moral high-ground if it doesn't do the right thingWindows 10
    Windows version 1909 usage share hits 15 percentNew Insider build, no more Insider PWA appNew CU fixes at least some File Explorer problems for 1903/1909 usersRelated: Microsoft to bring Edge tab management feature to ChromeSemi-related: A major USB-C bug has hit virtually all modern ThinkPads.Not really related, but still worth a mention: Premium Outlook.com users are losing personalized email addresses at end of Feb. (unless you subscribe to O365)Windows 7!
    FSF wants Microsoft to open-source Windows. They're nuts. And yet...Microsoft has one more security update coming for Windows 7Xbox
    New Games with Gold for FebruaryTips and picks
    Tip of the week: Help me pick the next programming project.NETpad (Visual Basic/Windows Forms/.NET Framework) is winding down, so the next one will be a C#/WPF/.NET Framework/Core project. And I need some ideas.App pick of the week: Surface Duo EmulatorEnterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Wave 1 2020Enterprise pick No. 2: Beware the LDAP signing apocalypse in MarchBeer pick of the week: Perennial Abraxas
    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 3 min
    WW 656: The Wide World of Nose Scrolling

    WW 656: The Wide World of Nose Scrolling

    Microsoft 2020 Predictions

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

    For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/656

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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    WW 655: There's a Seeker Born Every Minute

    WW 655: There's a Seeker Born Every Minute

    Windows 7 support ends
    - Yesterday, Microsoft released the "final" updates for Windows 7 for most people (But not that update for the NSA-reported crypto bug that was for Win 10 and Win Server, interestingly)- Today, Windows 7 will begin displaying a full-screen nag to upgrade to Windows 10- Microsoft Edge might be supported on Windows 7 for at least 18 months, and Microsoft Security Essentials will keep working for some indeterminate time period. Google Chrome will also be supported for 18+ months.The (new) Microsoft Edge era begins
    - Microsoft launches its (curiously incomplete) new web browser on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, and Mac- Here's how you can get it now (individuals and businesses) Windows 10- Here's our first peek at the new features coming to Windows 10 in late 2020 (Or later. Or never.)- Windows 10 version 2004 isn't even out yet, but it's getting major updates already. In the Slow ring only. Because of the confusing way the Insider program works now.- Related: The PC market grew 1.9 percent in 2019, the first annual growth in 8 years. What will 2020 look like?- Related: Microsoft is phasing out its Microsoft Stores for Business and EducationMo' Microsoft
    - Walkie-Talkie voice calls, more coming to Teams- Not news per se, but a new report details the extent to which Microsoft contractors violated Skype users' privacy- Why didn't Microsoft bid more to get Bing on Android in the EU? Xbox/games- Microsoft continues its "no exclusives" strategy. And it's smart.- Epic Game Store has 108 million customers, will give away more games all throughout 2020Tips and picks
    - Tip of the week: Yes, you can run legacy Edge and new Edge side-by-side. Here's how. (But seriously. Why?)- Also: Reminder that Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II are now available via Games with Gold- App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher Preview- Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform warning for IT admins- Codename pick of the week: Vader- Beer pick of the week: Athletic Brewing Upside Down Golden Ale
    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 42 min
    WW 654: I Hate Products, She Hates People

    WW 654: I Hate Products, She Hates People

    Welcome to 2020!
    PT starts the year with a rant thoughtful commentary about the state of WindowsMJF looks back at the decade that MS became a cloud companyA couple of the original Red Dog 'dream team' reflect on the last decadeCES: Lots of new Windows 10 PCs, including a number of foldables
    No Windows 10X yetBut lots of dual- and folding-display designs for some reasonAnd some gaming PCs, etc.Let's talk Windows 7!
    Mary Jo has been using Windows 7 on her podcast PC. And Paul just switched back to Windows 7 temporarily. Some thoughts...Windows 7 gets its last free security update on Jan. 14Reminder: Security Essentials actually will keep getting updated after Jan. 14 (MS changed its documentation)Related: Chredge starts rolling out to the mainstream on Jan. 15 - And you can run it side-by-side with old Edge if you wantXbox
    Microsoft and leakers start revealing more about Xbox One, Series X:Pricing thoughtsAMD dishes on the ports, incorrectlyAnd, in a leak, the real portsJanuary Games with GoldTips and picks
    Tip of the week: Game Pass is still one of the best deals in gamingPlus: A quick update on Microsoft's Windows Weekly giveaways!App pick of the week: Vivaldi 2.10, another Chrome alternativeEnterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2008/R2 users: You have an Azure outCodename pick(s) of the week: Spartan, Anaheim and O'Hare (oh my!)Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin's Even More Jesus
    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.

    Sponsor:
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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

Banjaxed909 ,

Now With Added Sparkle

Always enjoyed this podcast with its mix of enthusiasm and healthy skepticism. That kicked up a notch while Mikah Sargent has been hosting: his wide-eyed “explain this to me” persona seems to have re-energised Paul & Mary-Jo’s enthusiasm and steered them away from the despair they occasionally succumbed to when Microsoft made some particularly incomprehensible decision.

Tim smith, computeractive ,

A long time member of my podcast subscriptions

I've realised that I've been listening to Windows Weekly for over 6 years, starting when I was also an IT journalist and this was useful and entertaining background material. I've kept listening to it since. Now I have a shorter commute I don't always get to the Back of the Book, which is a shame as the tips are good.

heronlen ,

Hate windows

But love this podcast! I am a Mac fan but the tech insight here is first class. Like many people, I use windows in work and enjoy windows phone. I wouldn't miss this weekly.

I don't really hate all windows, I don't mind the ones I look through out to the garden.

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