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 October.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update continues its long wind-down with build 16291. Surprise! It has one new feature. The controversy of the week: Microsoft says there are 330 million Microsoft Edge users. There are not. More MS Fall Creators Update claims, re: battery life, boot time (the "fundamentals").
Mobile: now Google's next Pixel handsets have leaked too. The bad news: Google is pulling a Microsoft.
iOS 11 is out and it shows that it will be hard for Apple to turn iPad Pro into a Surface competitor. Related: Microsoft was there first, but Apple (or Google) will popularize it. This is a tough turnaround for Microsoft.
• Tip of the week: You need to go mesh for your next Wi-Fi network
• App pick of the week: Forza Motorsport 7 Demo
• Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 10 1803 will be getting more auto investigation/response security features.
• Codename pick of the week: Honolulu
• Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown
Don't forget: We'll be doing Windows Weekly live at Microsoft Ignite and a meetup the night before!
Meetup is at World of Beer (Dr. Phillips Blvd.) starting 6pm on Tuesday, Sept. 26. No RSVP needed.
Windows Weekly is on the 27th (Wed) at the usual time. Live audience welcome!
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- Microsoft Launches Second Round of Xbox One X Preorders
- Microsoft adds its gaming chief to its Senior Leadership Team
- Thinking About New Surface Devices
- Microsoft to hold mixed reality showcase event October 3
- Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 to to the Fast Ring
- 330 Million Microsoft Edge Users?
- Windows 10 Creators Update is the best version of Windows 10 ever
- Google Will Announce New Pixel Lineup on October 4
- All of Google’s Big Announcements Leak Ahead of October Event
- iOS 11 Arrives Today … And it is a Mess
- Too Soon, Microsoft. Too Soon (Premium)
- Google Wifi Review
- Forza Motorsport 7 Demo Arrives Today on Xbox One and Windows 10
- Minecraft’s Better Together Update is Here, Bringing Cross-Platform Play
- Microsoft Pix for iOS Update with More AI Smarts
- Automated Response for Windows Defender ATP
- Sneak peek #4: Introducing Project “Honolulu”, our new Windows Server management experience
- Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing