Windows Weekly

Oct 4th 2017

Windows Weekly 538

Digitally Entitled

Losing our Groove (Music Pass)
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific/ 19:00 UTC.
Category: News

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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