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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Phone, 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.

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WW 536: Mary Jo Loves the Xbox One X

9/20/2017
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Xbox One X pre-orders are up! If you missed out on the Xbox One X Project Scorpio, good news: You can now preorder the standard console! Also: Paul goes hands-on with the Xbox One X. "We have a runner!" More gaming giddiness: Minecraft cross-platform is finally real. Related: Phil Spencer is now an Exec VP and member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mary Jo has a scoop on Surface device announcements, so let's talk about what we expect, and when. Related: Mixed Reality event in...

Duration: 02:01:58


WW 535: You Should've Named Him Cuphead

9/13/2017
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The day after Apple's not-so-compelling iPhone 8 and X announcements, let's talk mobile for the Windows gal/guy. Paul Thurrott is going Android (!) after years on iPhone. Mary Jo Foley is all-in on Android. Is there any hope for a future Windows Mobile platform? Yes (Paul: no), but it might not be for you. Microsoft's position continues to be: All we care (hope) is you'll use Windows on PCs with iOS/Android phones (the Build 2017 strategy.) Andromeda revisited: This is not just hardware,...

Duration: 01:55:45


WW 534: Hedgehogs Prohibited

9/6/2017
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Fall Surface reveal: Looks like London may be the place. Panos will pump it up at Future Decoded in late October. What are we anticipating? Surface Pro LTE, Surface Book 2 (or 3?). Andromeda: not yet. Microsoft extends its Windows 10 S to Pro upgrade offer. As part of an announcement about expanded Surface Laptop availability, Microsoft also revealed that it is extending the Windows 10 S-to-Pro upgrade offer by three months. Why now? And what does this say about Windows 10 S?...

Duration: 02:03:48


WW 533: Sumo in a Sidecar

8/30/2017
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Well, look at that. Microsoft does have a Cortana strategy. The partnership will put Alexa on Cortana, Cortana on Alexa was initiated by Jeff Bezos over a year ago. What does this mean to Cortana, really, given its also-ran status? Is Cortana just another Alexa skill? And is Cortana on Windows 10 just another way to access Alexa? Related thought: We often describe Cortana's failure as a byproduct of Microsoft's mobile failures, but Amazon failed in mobile too. And remember: Amazon and...

Duration: 01:43:22


WW 532: The Foley SKU

8/23/2017
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Google Enterprise is all about bringing business-level management to Chromebooks. So maybe Microsoft wasn't so crazy thinking Windows 10 S might appeal to business users. New Windows 10 Fall Creators Insider build just released today - no new features. Related: Windows 10 S finally heads to Insiders. New Windows Server 2016 1709 build – the 3rd Insider preview for Server – also is out. No new features. Xbox One X pre-orders and other Gamescom news. New console bundles, including one for...

Duration: 02:10:11


WW 531: B is for Broadwell

8/16/2017
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What did Microsoft know about problems with its Surface devices and when did officials know it? PT has seen a leaked memo and has the scoop - And some follow-up context. Even if Consumer Reports' methodology is questionable and MS has turned the corner, can Microsoft recover from being dinged? What does this incident mean for next-generation Surface-branded devices? For MS' relationship with Intel? Microsoft adds Windows 10 S support to new Surface Pro. NFL expands usage of Surface (Pro...

Duration: 02:37:01


WW 530: Lifting Thor's Hammer

8/9/2017
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Xbox Fall Creators Update test builds start rolling out. Alpha Ring testers get a glimpse of what's coming. Interestingly, this build is 1710, which means it's target arrival date is October. Related: Microsoft revamps its stupid Xbox Insider Program rings. They're still stupid. In other Fall Creators Update news, new Windows Server 2016 Insider build adds support for WSL and Linux distributions. Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build (from late last Wed.) adds eye tracking, new...

Duration: 02:02:28


WW 529: Things to do While You're Eating Ham

8/2/2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update now "fully available," whatever that means. Windows 10 will get eye-tracking functionality. But is this for the Fall Creators Update? Later? Line up for your Mixed Reality Headset! (Some) Windows 10 S PCs for education are now available; and Windows 10 S is downloadable now for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of beta. Surface Plus brings smartphone-like financing to people and businesses. You can now order new Surface Pen in the new...

Duration: 02:24:22


WW 528: B is for Brad

7/26/2017
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A rundown of some of the news from the Microsoft earnings announcement. The Great Paint Fiasco of 2017 and how many claimed that Microsoft said it was killing Paint. But it didn't. Actually, they're going to put it in the Store. It's where all apps go to die. New Insider build just out -- PC-phone linking, Cortana voice commands, etc. Windows Insiders can now skip ahead to Redstone 4 if they want. That means the Fall Creators Update is done. Surface Pro 4 got a massive set of firmware...

Duration: 01:52:44


WW 527: The One Without the Nuts

7/19/2017
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: It's almost soup. Meanwhile, the first Creators Update release is now on 50% of Win 10 PCs. Microsoft quietly issues a fix for Surface Pro hibernation problems Some have made a Surface Pro ""light bleed"" an issue. It's not. Related: More Surface Laptop color choices coming (for I7 models). Microsoft has now delivered 2 of the 8 LinkedIn top-priority integrations it set last December. People really hate the new Skype client app (and MS knows it). But at...

Duration: 02:08:31


WW 526: Live from Inspire

7/12/2017
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Paul and Mary Jo are live at Microsoft's Inspire conference! Microsoft wraps cloud services into a single offering called Microsoft 365. Microsoft Azure Stack is ready to order from Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo. Microsoft adds three more apps to Office 365. Some changes in MS partner strategy/program after last week's layoff of 'several thousand' -- new channel manager role, focus on 6 key verticals and 4 'solution' buckets. Yes, Microsoft has big plans for its consumer customers. Do we see...

Duration: 01:49:25


WW 525: Token Ring's Back

7/5/2017
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A new fiscal year is here. And it is bringing more changes to Microsoft's corporate structure. Windows 10: Microsoft pushes Timeline feature back to March 2018. Windows 10 Autopilot is another attempt to make Windows 10 deployment simpler. Microsoft is bringing its "privacy theater" interface to older Windows 10 versions. Windows App Studio is heading to the big Zune in the sky. Yes, Surface Mini was always real. We knew this. Microsoft buys Cloudyn. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley,...

Duration: 01:28:56


WW 524: Dysfunctional Family Circus

6/28/2017
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Haarlem recap. A brief but direct word about the Petya ransomware attack. Windows 10 source code leaks - why this is not a big deal. Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16226 - Big changes to Microsoft Edge, emoji, OneDrive, and more. MS testing out a staged rollout to Insiders with Slow Ring. The Windows 10 Paradox. If Windows 10 is so secure, reliable, and fast, why do we need Windows 10 S? The future of Windows, UWP, and Windows Store is not UWP apps. Not exactly. New Surface devices are...

Duration: 01:41:51


WW 523: The Haarlem Shuffle

6/21/2017
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Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott are in Haarlem with special guest Joost van Schaik from Wortell and a look at the HoloLens. Mary Jo likes Windows 10 S but is so-so about the new hardware. However, Paul likes the hardware yet is not a fan of Windows 10 S. Windows Server moves to the Windows 10 servicing model. Plus, Microsoft v. Kaspersky, and MS admits to one of the charges. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Guest: Joost van Schaik Download or subscribe to this show...

Duration: 01:41:22


WW 522: A Woman of Few Apps

6/14/2017
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Microsoft inaugurates the 4K generation with Xbox One X. $500 price tag is just right. Arrives November 7. Current games will look, play better on Xbox One X. Original Xbox games are coming to Backward Compatibility. Surface Laptop: is it lappable? And what about that Windows 10 S thing? Last week's Windows 10 Fast Ring build was almost certainly the biggest Insider build ever. Major changes coming to Microsoft Edge. Cortana changes are coming soon too. Intel is hinting that it's ready...

Duration: 01:50:48


WW 521: CShell by the Seashore!

6/7/2017
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Windows 10: CShell? What's a CShell? Latest Surface Mobile rumor – real or fake? Oops! Microsoft inadvertently leaks a build. And we found new features! A new Windows 10 SKU for workstations leaks. Microsoft might be killing File History. How can you tell if Windows 10 on ARM is working? Kaspersky v. Microsoft. Steve Ballmer regrets not getting into hardware sooner. Microsoft is finally adding contact editing support to Outlook Mobile. (Android version is still coming soon.) The new...

Duration: 01:38:29


WW 520: Digging Up Jason Voorhees

5/31/2017
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Mary Jo Foley is back from Japan! Microsoft at Computex 2017: Always Connected PCs, more Windows Mixed Reality headsets, tons of new PCs, but none worth mentioning. What's next for Microsoft in mobile? Brad Sams has heard from multiple sources that Microsoft is considering a Windows Mobile reboot. Microsoft renames Beam to Mixer and adds new features. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check...

Duration: 01:56:37


WW 519: It's Brad's Fault

5/24/2017
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New Surface Pro leaks, and leaks again, and is then announced. The biggest news? Now, it's a laptop. Creators Update: 18 percent of all Windows 10 PCs are now running the latest version - and Microsoft announces that the rollout is on track. Windows 10 China Government Edition: Microsoft bends over backwards for the government with the largest body of consumers on earth. Windows 10 S: those with assistive needs can get Windows 10 Pro upgrade for free, no support for Linux subsystem....

Duration: 02:04:56


WW 518: Future Paul

5/17/2017
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WannaCry ransomware: Is Microsoft to blame? Of course not. Build is over. What does this show tell us about Microsoft's strategy shift? Key takeaway: Microsoft is no longer pretending that Windows is the center of the universe. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Fluent is the new UX - The features we'll see first. OneDrive Files on Demand - yes, placeholders is back. Hosts: Paul Thurrott and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check...

Duration: 01:43:28


WW 517: Live From Build 2017

5/11/2017
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Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley report live from the floor of Microsoft Build 2017. Special guests include Frank Shaw, Chris Pratley, Brad Sams, and... Clippy? The platform wars are over. The next Windows 10 update will be the Fall Creators Update, featuring Timeline and Story Remix. Cortana speakers are coming from Harman-Kardon, Intel and HP. New VR/AR headsets are on the way. Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Megan Morrone Guests: Brad Sams, Chris Pratley, and Frank...

Duration: 01:45:37

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