Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

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 

Download or subscribe to this show at

Check out Paul's blog at

Check out Mary Jo's blog at

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.