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

Nov 29th 2017

Windows Weekly 546

A/B Testing

Win10 at 600 Million Active Users
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Category: News

Windows 10 now at 600 million active monthly devices. Related: Fall Creators Update in on 1/5th of all Windows 10 PCs already. 
In a change from the normal way it reveals such things, Microsoft said this week that it will add Timeline, and a newly announced feature called Sets, to Windows 10 in coming Insider Builds. But… Microsoft is doing A/B testing on Sets, angering Insiders again.
Sets may be just the UX change that Windows needs to stay relevant.Related: Microsoft is working on a new Photos companion app for mobile and Raf reveals the new Game Bar. 
Microsoft has made its Android Office apps available on Chromebooks. 
Microsoft is killing Facebook login to Skype. Microsoft is selling more phones in its Store. But it needs to sell its own phones. Here's why. What makes a phone a phone? Enter, Andromeda. 
Microsoft is going to expand its corporate headquarters: more info on the plans.

  • Tip of the week: Write, don't type  
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge for Android/iOS 
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure-based location services 
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Rome 
  • Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2017

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