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 updates over the weekend. Plus, a Cortana-powered smart thermostat. And finally, Adobe kills Flash. Well, WILL kill Flash.
- Tip of the week: Buy a 1 TB Xbox One S Bundle, Get a Free Game
- App pick of the week: Kaspersky Free
- Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Container Instances
- Codename pick of the week: Project Rome
- Beer pick of the week: Gun Hill Citra Sour Soft Serve
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- Microsoft Says Paint Isn’t Going Away But You Already Knew That
- New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Cortana voice commands, phone-PC linking
- We Need a Better Plan for Windows (Premium)
- Microsoft, It’s Time to Open Up Windows 10 S to Insiders (Premium)
- Windows as a Disservice (Premium)
- Insiders Can Now Skip Ahead and Test the Next Windows 10 Version
- Microsoft Finally Documents Major Firmware Update for Surface Pro 4
- A Windows 10 smart thermostat is coming from Johnson Controls
- Adobe to Kill Flash in 2020
- Microsoft is going public with its step-by-step plan for removing Adobe Flash support in Windows by the end of 2020.
- Microsoft's next-generation HoloLens processor will feature an AI coprocessor
- Buy a 1 TB Xbox One S Bundle, Get a Free Game
- Kaspersky Launches Free Antivirus
- Microsoft previews new Azure Container Instance service on Linux
- Microsoft to ease app-handoff with Windows 10 and beyond with 'Project Rome'
- Gun Hill Citra Sour Soft Serve IPA