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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.

Windows Weekly (MP3) TWiT TV

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    • 4.4, 652 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 / 18:00 UTC.

    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

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    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

    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 48 min
    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 hr 23 min
    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
    WW 669: Friendly Flying Monkeys

    WW 669: Friendly Flying Monkeys

    Microsoft 365 for consumers is here
    Microsoft has made the shift from Office 365 Personal/Home to Microsoft 365 Personal/Family What's changed? (Just the brand) What about all those new features that Microsoft promised? What about Teams? There's a lot of confusion about this one.Mo' Microsoft 365
    Microsoft integrates Yammer into Teams. Is this the beginning of the end of Yammer? Skype gets custom background imagesSurface
    It looks like a virtual launch for Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. And probably a new Dock and those Earbuds we all forgot about. Latest rumor: A bigger screen for Surface Go 2.Windows 10
    Microsoft finally moves Windows 10 version 2004 into Release Preview. No tea leaves are needed: This is the beginning of the end. Or the end of the beginning. New Fast and Slow ring builds today tooXbox
    New Xbox dashboard launches quietly, with no announcement Microsoft trademark application reveals the new X Series logoTips and picks
    Tip of the week: You don't necessarily have to pay for Microsoft 365. Here's what you get for free. App pick of the week: New web browsers. Vivaldi gets serious about tracking and ads. Opera adds Instagram integration Plus: Curtains for Windows 10 brings back the XP look and feel, more Plus: Fornite is finally in the Google Play Store Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Research podcast. One of the best podcast series at Microsoft these days is the Microsoft Research podcast. The breadth of the topics covered is fantastic. They also offer some excellent explanations of existing cutting-edge tech. (And they have full transcripts online, too.) Check it out: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/category/podcast/ Codename pick of the week: Project Moca. Remember that Outlook Spaces feature that the Walking Cat unearthed a while back. Turns out, it's still under development and now goes by the "Project Moca" codename. (Thanks to one of our fans from Portland, Oregon, for the codename tipoff.) Beer pick of the week: Other Half All Together IPA. Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn has open-sourced a beer recipe, hoping other brewers will make versions of their own. This solid New England IPA called All Together, is meant as a benefit project for the hospitality industry workers who've been affected by COVID-19. All the proceeds are going to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation. Keep an eye out for your local breweries' All Together releases.
    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 38 min
    WW 668: Artificial Unintelligence

    WW 668: Artificial Unintelligence

    Neo, Duo, Windows 10X Delayed

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

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    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
652 Ratings

652 Ratings

xXdeeperXx ,

Mikah, Paul and Mary Jo shows are...

...excellent. I love the vibe of their shows; they don’t give me the “where’s Leo?” feeling I usually get with the guest host shows. I hope to hear a lot more of this truly magical team, perhaps as a spin-off after Leo returns.

A_Sparrow ,

Mikah Sargent is Ruining This Show

I really have enjoyed listening to this show to hear Mary Jo and Paul’s perspectives on what’s going on with Microsoft and the Windows platform. While it’s good to get an outsider’s perspective (I think Leo plays a solid outsider/devil’s advocate part), Mikah brings a level of ignorance to the show that grinds the entire show to a halt. I’ve given it two chances now and each show he has been the host, he’s ruined the show. He’s clueless and unprepared about the entire subject matter.

Juan Guapo ,

The Good, Marginal, Bad

I’m largely a Mac “snob” and prefer not to run Windows; however, I do listen to Windows Weekly because I enjoy a) keeping up to date on the goings-on in the Windows part of the word, and b) I find this to be one of the superb podcasts on the ‘net.

The Good:
+ I enjoy Leo, Paul, and MJF. I love the depth and breadth of content they cover, and it make the miles of driving tick by so much faster.

The Marginal:
+ The show has a tendency to get “into the weeds” at times, losing focus on what the topic of the show was supposed to be about. 95% of the time, it works, and is entertaining; however, that 5% of the time, especially when Leo is out, gets old…fast.

The Bad:
+ Leo goes on vacation, the show loses the magic.

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