10 episodes

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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    • 4.3 • 684 Ratings

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.

    One Telemetry at a Time - Thoughts on CES 2021

    One Telemetry at a Time - Thoughts on CES 2021

    CES 2021

    There isn't really TOO much excitement, but major announcements from both Intel and AMD will impact the PC industry in 2021.
    New PCs, as expected, nothing truly unique.
    Intel CEO Swan to be replaced by VMware CEO Gelsinger
    Qualcomm buys CPU design firm Nuvia


    PCs

    The PC market surged in 2020, had its best year since 2015.
    Microsoft announced Surface Pro 7+ for businesses and not Surface Pro 8 as expected.
    Windows 10 Dev build adds improvements to that new news feed feature


    Microsoft

    Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson is leaving Microsoft for Qualtrics
    Microsoft is finalizing its transition to Azure
    Microsoft rolls out its second vertical cloud bundle – for retail


    Xbox

    Microsoft denies Duracellgate is a thing!
    Microsoft Announces Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Paul's photo management system
    App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox
    Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft increases file upload size for M365
    Codename pick of the week: Project Peabody
    Beer pick of the week: 3Floyd's Gumballhead

    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 47 min
    Carpe Per Diem - Hackers Viewed MS Source Code, Azure Modular Datacenters, Xbox Shortages

    Carpe Per Diem - Hackers Viewed MS Source Code, Azure Modular Datacenters, Xbox Shortages

    SolarWinds hackers viewed MS source code, 21H1 and the future of Windows 10, and Xbox Series X|S shortages.

    The future of Windows 10 (and lack of information): Microsoft tests 'news and interests' feature in the taskbar, and rumor is testers should move soon if they want to keep testing 21H1.
    Microsoft mulligans: New 'Sun Valley' Windows 10 UX for version 2021, 'One Outlook' to unify desktop and web-based clients, and history/tabs sync is coming to Edge.
    Cloud: More on Microsoft's Azure-in-a-shipping-container MDC
    More SolarWinds fallout: Microsoft says hackers viewed some of its source code but didn't try to attack the corporate domain.
    Xbox: Microsoft to address Series X|S shortages, RIP Minecraft Earth, the first Game Pass titles of 2021, and Bloomberg's piece on Xbox's creation and 20-year history.


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Paul's OCD file management tips
    App pick of the week: Newsfeed apps The Old Reader and NewsBlur
    Developer pick of the week: Learn web dev on GitHub
    Enterprise pick of the week: Azure AD is going to four nines
    Beer pick of the week: Threes Brewing Volition

    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 47 min
    Married With Windows - What you can expect from Microsoft in 2021

    Married With Windows - What you can expect from Microsoft in 2021

    Microsoft news from the past two weeks
    Microsoft is designing its own ARM chips
    Windows 10 version 20H2 is already on 13.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs
    Google and Facebook colluded on online ads
    Apple's response to Facebook full-page ads is priceless
    Microsoft Edge is out for M1-based Macs
    Together Mode comes to Skype
    Flight Sim is now available in VR
    Games with Gold for January


    Our 2021 predictions

    Five Microsoft technologies to watch in 2021


    Windows

    Windows 10
    Windows 10X
    Windows on ARM
    Android on Windows 10 (Project Latte)
    Cloud PC
    Windows Server


    Surface

    Surface Duo 2
    New Surface Pro, ProX, Book
    Any 10X devices from Surface in 2021? Rumors say no.


    Cloud

    M365: Teams, first-line workers, and bears (oh my)
    Azure – more regions, more AWS-competitive services, more AI
    Universal Search and MetaOS/Fluid Framework


    Gaming

    Console
    Cloud streaming


    Consumer

    Chredge, Bing, and MSN
    Teams consumer v. Skype


    Dev

    Project Reunion
    .NET MAUI
    PWAs


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Lose yourself in a tech podcast
    App pick of the year: Affinity Photo
    Enterprise picks of the week: Using Microsoft 365 Defender to protect against Solorigate, Azure free account users get 5 more services
    Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin Happy New Beer

    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.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Windows Weekly's Best of 2020 - A look back at Windows Weekly's best moments.

    Windows Weekly's Best of 2020 - A look back at Windows Weekly's best moments.

    The best of Windows Weekly from 2020:

    Microsoft sort of ends support for Windows 7. The company released a "final" update for Windows 7 in early January.
    Microsoft's Panos Panay gets a promotion, becoming the Head of Windows and Hardware.
    Some cracked Surface Laptop 3 screens result in another "gate" — Crackgate.
    Mary Jo and Paul share the highlights of Microsoft Build 2020.
    Microsoft decides to shutter the streaming platform Mixer.
    Rumors suggest Microsoft may be interested in purchasing TikTok — and the president wants a cut of the profits.
    Leo reviews Microsoft's Surface Duo.
    Microsoft buys Bethesda.
    Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Capossela, shares his hidden gems of the year and answers questions from Mary Jo, Paul, and Leo.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    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 56 min
    A Capossela Christmas - Microsoft's Chris Capossela shares his hidden gems!

    A Capossela Christmas - Microsoft's Chris Capossela shares his hidden gems!

    Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela
    Chris has some hidden gems, and we have some questions.


    Windows 10
    Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows 10 on ARM (in Insider)
    Paul tested it


    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft converts most Office apps to M1-compatible universal binaries on Mac
    OneDrive and Teams are notably absent
    Google Workspace user? You can now edit Office documents natively when sent as attachments
    This follows a few years of updates bringing native Office capabilities to Docs, etc.
    Semi-related: Google buys Neverware, which will formally support Chrome OS on any PC.


    Surface
    Surface Duo is coming to four more countries in 2021.


    Xbox
    PS5 destroyed Xbox Series X|S in November, at least in the US
    Microsoft piles on the games in Game Pass this month
    Flight Simulator to come to Xbox Series X|S — but not Xbox One — in 2021
    You can get Master Chief in Fortnite now
    EA Play for Xbox Game Pass for PC is delayed to 2021
    Call of Duty BO CW Season One arrives


    Tips and picks
    Tip of the week: Microsoft Authenticator
    App pick of the week: Brave newsreader, Amazon Luna on Android and the web, Firefox on M1 Macs.
    Enterprise picks of the week: Studio Alpha, Microsoft certifications getting free renewals
    Cocktail pick of the holidays: If Nana Only Knew

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

    Guest: Chris Capossela

    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:
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    • 2 hr 17 min
    It's a Cat-Eat-Dog World - Cats vs. Dogs, Android on Windows, Halo Infinite

    It's a Cat-Eat-Dog World - Cats vs. Dogs, Android on Windows, Halo Infinite

    Cats vs. Dogs, Android on Windows, Halo Infinite

    Microsoft's holiday 2020 ad is an affront to cat lovers and will not stand
    Microsoft's Holiday Commercial is for the Dogs


    Windows 10
    So why would anyone want to use Android apps on Windows? Which apps make the cut?
    Lightroom finally makes it onto Windows on ARM


    Microsoft 365/Cloud
    Microsoft to change how users can test Teams features
    Azure Government Top Secret cloud is revealed
    Microsoft announces this week two more cloud datacenter regions coming "soon": Denmark and Chile.


    Xbox
    Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to November 2021
    A record year of engagement for Xbox.
    The big news: Confirmation of Cloud gaming on PC, iOS in 2021
    Minecraft RTX is available for Windows 10!
    And Minecraft is the most-streamed game on YouTube ... by far.


    Tips and picks
    Tip of the week: Turn off stupid crap in the Facebook shortcut bar.
    App pick of the week: HBO Max
    Enterprise pick of the week: Deploy SSUs and CUs together
    Developer pick(s) of the week: A few GitHub announcements from GitHub Universe
    Beer pick of the week: Finback Cats are People Too DIPA

    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:
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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
684 Ratings

684 Ratings

WabbittsWonders ,

Current Windows updates

I am a Mac user primarily in most of my work, but I do have a Surface Pro and run Windows in a Parallels VM on my MacBook Pro. I have read and enjoyed Mary Jo and Paul for 20 years. They are a calming force in the technology world which is chaotic at times. I look forward to the beer picks of the week as well.

GoHatters ,

Still great

Have listened to this show off and on for years. Mary Jo and Paul are always well informed. Also they’re just fun to listen to.

senorlargo ,

Love this show!! Been watching for a long time!!

Love this show!! Been watching for a long time!! Since 2008!! Paul is the best at what he does!! This show won’t disappoint!!

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