Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Aug 9th 2017

Windows Weekly 530

Lifting Thor's Hammer

Xbox Fall Creators Update Beta
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Category: News

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 console colors, WDAG updates. New beta program kicks off. All users over the coming weeks will get option to try the beta. A look at some of the first potential features testers will see - plus a hands-on. If you really can't wait, you can get the beta now (but read the fine print.) Related: Microsoft's unified sign-in experience is live. Some hints about what's next for Skype for Business. Ignite session list reveals a few clues about what Microsoft may be planning for S4B. What else are we expecting at Ignite?

  •  App pick of the week: Spotify for Xbox One
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: If you're an Office 365 administrator, this site might be very interesting to you.
  •  Tweet of the week: Want to find a lot of cool women working at Microsoft to follow on Twitter? Check out this starter thread from SharePoint community blogger Tashas(E)v:
  •  Beer pick of the week: Dogfish Head SeaQuench
  •  Jamon of the week: Iberico - plus, try the Botifarra sausage, my god!

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