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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.

    A Licensable Moment - Recapping Microsoft's 2021 Ignite announcements.

    A Licensable Moment - Recapping Microsoft's 2021 Ignite announcements.

    Recapping Microsoft's 2021 Ignite announcements.

    Microsoft Ignite 2021

    Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: Microsoft Ignite 2021 Special Edition
    Microsoft shows off its Mesh mixed-reality collaboration platform
    Microsoft Announces its Mesh MR Platform - Thurrott.com
    Envisioning the Future with Windows Mixed Reality
    Panay Touts "the Next Generation of Windows"
    Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2021 for the Windows Enthusiast
    Microsoft shares more on what's coming in Windows Server 2022
    Power Automate Desktop App for Windows 10 is Now Available
    Microsoft Ignite 2021 Book of News


    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Version 20H2 Pushes Past 20 Percent Usage Share


    Hardware

    Qualcomm Launches the Snapdragon Insider Program
    HP's PC Business Surged in the Most Recent Quarter


    Xbox

    Halo Infinite a "Spiritual Reboot" of the Series, Microsoft Says
    Xbox Suffered a Big Outage Last Night
    Here Are the First Titles Coming to Xbox Game Pass in March


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: When it comes to content, where is as important as what
    App pick of the week: Flutter 2
    Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Deprecations: How to keep up
    Codename pick of the week: The Walking Cat's collection of Mesh-related codenames
    Beer pick of the week: Foam Brewers Zero Day

    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.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Pot-Bellied Mastodons - Updating Windows, Microsoft Ignite, and Power Fx

    Pot-Bellied Mastodons - Updating Windows, Microsoft Ignite, and Power Fx

    Updating Windows, Microsoft Ignite, and Power Fx

    Microsoft Office

    Microsoft announces two new Office updates for 2021:
    Office LTSC
    Office 2021 for commercial and consumer customers


    Windows 10

    Microsoft is cutting Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC support from ten years to five
    Microsoft Brings Another FEP to the Windows Insider Beta Channel
    Microsoft to talk about the future of mixed reality' at Ignite conference next week


    Power Platform

    Microsoft readies Power Fx, a new Power Platform low-code language
    Too late; P# already exists


    Surface

    Microsoft is Selling Replacement SSDs for Surface Pro 7+


    Microsoft

    Microsoft Concludes Its SolarWinds Investigation
    Microsoft Calls for Australian-Style Media Arbitration in EU
    Microsoft unveils three more 'industry clouds' for financial, manufacturing and nonprofit


    Xbox

    Microsoft Announces Games for Gold for March
    Fall Guys Lands on Xbox This Summer
    Sony is Bringing VR to PlayStation 5
    Sony is Bringing PlayStation Games to the PC


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Buy cereal, get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
    App pick of the week: Tiles 2.0
    Developer pick of the week: .NET Conf Focus on Windows
    Enterprise pick of the week: Automatically translate Word docs into PowerPoints
    Beer pick of the week: Delirium Black Barrel Aged

    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
    Paul's Mood Board - Windows 10 21H1, Intel vs. Apple, Microsoft may buy Pinterest

    Paul's Mood Board - Windows 10 21H1, Intel vs. Apple, Microsoft may buy Pinterest

    Windows 10 21H1, Intel vs. Apple, Microsoft may buy Pinterest

    Windows 10

    Microsoft finally confirms Windows 10 version 21H1, stating that it will be a minor cumulative update like 2004 and 20H2.
    Yes, 21H1 is a Thing!
    New Windows Insider Build Adds a Few Minor Improvements
    Intel Takes on Apple M1 with New Series of "Go PC" Ads


    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge Now Uses Adaptive Notifications
    Microsoft to add 'Kids Mode' to Chromium-based Edge browser


    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft's unified Office app is now available for iPad
    Why did it take a year for Microsoft to bring Office app to iPad?


    Surface

    Surface Duo Drops to $999, Heads to the UK


    More Microsoft

    Why does Microsoft keep trying to buy its way into the consumer market?
    Microsoft Collaborates with VW on Automated Driving Platform


    Xbox

    Microsoft Announces the Xbox Wireless Headset
    Microsoft Brings FPS Boost to Backward Compatible Games
    Xbox Cloud Gaming for the PC Moves Closer Towards Release
    Here are the Next Titles Coming to Game Pass This Month
    Flight Simulator Update Brings Enhanced Visuals for the UK and Ireland


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Pay for what matters
    App pick of the week: LastPass
    Dev pick of the week: Dapr 1.0
    Codename pick of the week: Atlas
    Beer pick of the week: Maine Second Dinner

    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 37 min
    A Double-Edged Fork - Legacy Edge, Microsoft Viva, Minecraft Dungeons

    A Double-Edged Fork - Legacy Edge, Microsoft Viva, Minecraft Dungeons

    Windows 10

    Microsoft details its legacy Edge browser phase-out strategy
    Windows 10 Version 2004 is Finally Reliable Enough for Everyone


    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft outlines plans for Viva, an employee-experience platform anchored in Teams
    Microsoft Adds Two New Power Apps to Teams
    Microsoft to add new webinar and 'meeting intelligence' capabilities to Teams via Teams Pro
    Microsoft is Testing a New Dark Mode for Word


    More Microsoft

    Intel Sues Engineer Who Left for Microsoft


    Xbox

    Minecraft Dungeons Now Reaches 10 Million Players
    Forza Horizon 4 is Coming to Steam on March 9


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Use your Xbox Wireless Controller with two devices
    Learning pick of the week: Learn iOS development from Stanford
    Dev pick of the week: Updated WinUI roadmap on GitHub
    Codename pick of the week: SurfaceFleet
    Valentine's Day cocktail: Sparkling Sangria

    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 57 min
    Tab Hygiene - Comparing Microsoft earnings to other big tech companies

    Tab Hygiene - Comparing Microsoft earnings to other big tech companies

    Comparing Microsoft earnings to other big tech companies

    Windows 10

    Microsoft Edge picks up a better roadmap for future features
    Windows 10 "in cloud" configurations are now available
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365/Teams saw big education success but struggle against Chromebooks
    Related: It's not just PCs, 2020 Was the Best Year Ever for Chromebook
    Microsoft to highlight improvements to the 'employee experience' in Feb. 4 event
    Microsoft to add new voice command, video, and other features to Office mobile apps
    Microsoft Announces a Slew of Mobile App Updates
    Office Lens is Renamed to Microsoft Lens
    Xbox

    Game Pass titles for the first half of February
    Now Xbox Series X|S supplies will be constrained through mid-2021
    Sony shipped 4.5 million PS5 units in Q4, less than the 6 million expected, but Sony's best quarter ever
    Nintendo has now shipped 80 million Switches
    Google kills internal games dev at Stadia
    More earnings

    Microsoft - $43.1 billion in revenues
    Amazon - $126 billion
    Apple - $111.4 billion
    Google - $56.9 billion
    Samsung - $55.3 billion
    Microsoft underperformed all of those companies last quarter
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Use some common sense when it comes to game streaming services
    App pick of the week: iCloud Passwords
    Also: Vivaldi adds a second tab row for tab groups.
    Enterprise pick of the week: Roadmapwatch.com
    Codename pick of the week: JET Blue
    Beer pick of the week: The Bruery: Bakery: Coconut Macaroons

    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:
    barracuda.com/windows

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Master of Soft Numbers - Microsoft Q2 Earnings Report

    Master of Soft Numbers - Microsoft Q2 Earnings Report

    Microsoft Q2 Earnings Report

    Microsoft reported a net income of $15.5 billion on revenues of $43.1 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2020.
    Pre-COVID spending levels are coming back, leading to Azure, Windows growth
    Xbox had a huge quarter
    Surface was pretty flat, Windows was mixed
    Related: New Surface ad is a bit disingenuous
    Related: Intel had a huge quarter


    It happens in threes

    Kurt DelBene is retiring from Microsoft.
    Plus: Rich Turner is joining Project Reunion.


    Windows

    Windows Insider Program shows off a second Feature Experience Pack.
    You can install that leaked Windows 10X build on a Surface Pro 7 if you're daring and technical enough
    Another new Dev Channel build today with not much in it (besides some touch keyboard tweaks)


    Web browsers

    Edge 88: This is the big one, 'Lizabeth. One year later, Edge is finally "complete" and mature.
    Chrome 88 is out with password improvements, and Chrome OS 88 is out with sign-in, lock screen improvements
    Microsoft Edge now supports profiles in PWAs
    And Google Calendar gets basic offline support (again)
    YouTube is now a PWA
    Mozilla is killing the Firefox PWA feature


    Xbox

    Microsoft Backtracks, Xbox Live Gold Pricing Won't Change
    5 more titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass this month


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Get your free audiobooks on Spotify
    App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge & Brave Browser
    Enterprise pick of the week: New Dynamics 365 and Power Platform feature plans are available now
    Enterprise pick of the week: IT Ops: All Things Hybrid
    Beer pick of the week: S'mores Bourbon Barrel-Aged Framinghammer

    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 5 min

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