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

Sep 6th 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? Semi-related: Some Surface mini marketing materials leak, but there's no new info.

It's official: The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives October 17. This is a bit later than we'd expected, frankly. Related: More builds, no more new features.

Windows 10 "Spring Creators Update" (RS4) testing begins. Story Remix Coming Soon to ‘Skip Ahead’ Windows 10 Insiders.

Office 365: Microsoft expands testing of Office desktop apps in the Windows Store. Microsoft is secretly offering some.

Office 365 Home/Personal subscribers a deal on Premium.

After the news that Cortana is "Alexa curious," we find out that Harman Kardon is not exclusive to Cortana. Oops. Sony among those offering Google Assistant in a smart speaker (in this case a gorgeous one)

Mobile: Now Google has a Signature PC program for Android phones. Speaking of which, what's going on with Signature PC at Microsoft?

  • Tip of the week: Install Windows 10 S on any PC
  • Bonus tip: Yep. The Xbox One S is on sale. Again.
  • Bonus tip #2: Games with Gold is awesome this month
  • App pick of the week: Mixer Create for Android and iOS
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Olympia Corp.
  • Codename pick of the week: Pendleton
  • Beer pick of the week: Allagash Tripel

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