Oct 4th 2017
Windows Weekly 538
Losing our Groove (Music Pass)
Windows 10 version 1709 is complete. (a.k.a. the Fall Creators Update or Redstone 3, its names are legion.)
Related: Microsoft holds a mixed-up mixed reality briefing with no real news.Microsoft buys AltSpaceVR. Why? And who are they?
Related: The Windows 10 Photos app was just updated with a surprisingly good video editor. This is great news for people pining over Windows Movie Maker.
Related: 70 extensions for Edge after one year. Is that good or bad?
Looking ahead to Redstone 4: a new build with just a minor new visual change. When will this beta spin up? What can we expect?
Microsoft shutters Groove Music Pass and points customers to Spotify. Also: Store will no longer sell music either. But why not Movies & TV Shows too? And ebooks? (Paul has a theory) Gnashing of teeth in the Microsoft community, but no one actually used this service.
Related: Some industry watchers and OEMs predicting Surface line will be next on chopping block. (Nadella recently denied this, FWIW.)
Mobile: Microsoft is listening to feedback and is fixing Skype, starting on iOS.
Xbox: Cuphead ships and it's awesome. But it's also too hard for most people. Forza Motorsport 7 is a visual showcase, even on Xbox One S. Store is being rebranded as Microsoft Store on Xbox too.
• Tip of the week: Download your purchased Groove music NOW!
• App pick of the week: Paint.NET is in the Store.
• Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Data Box
• Codename pick of the week: AndromedaOS
• Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Good Gourd
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- Microsoft Ships Possible RTM Build of Fall Creators Update
- Microsoft Pushes Forward with Mixed Reality
- Microsoft acquires social virtual reality startup AltspaceVR
- Windows 10 Photos App Gets a Great Video Editor … with 3D Effects, Too
- Microsoft Touts the Growth of Extensions in Edge
- Microsoft Previews a Few Redstone 4 Improvements
- Microsoft to shutter its Groove Music service and migrate users to Spotify
- Microsoft Ends Groove Music Pass, Offers Transition to Spotify
- 2019: The year that Microsoft quits Surface hardware
- Microsoft Unveils a Skype (Re)redesign on iOS
- Cuphead First Impressions: Gorgeous but Difficult
- Forza Motorsport 7 First Impressions: A Visual Showcase
- Microsoft Store is Coming to Xbox One Too
- Tip: Download Your Purchased Groove Music Now
- Games with Gold Serves Up Mysteries, Zombies, and More
- Microsoft Reveals New Xbox Game Pass Titles for October
- Paint.NET Comes to Windows Store
- SwiftKey for Android Gets a Redesign, New Themes
- Microsoft opens up testing of Azure Data Box, its Amazon Snowball rival
- LinkedIn’s New Talent Solution Gives You the Insights to Get Ahead
- What is Microsoft's AndromedaOS?
- Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Cigar City Brewing