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

Jan 3rd 2018

Windows Weekly 551

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Intel Bug may slow down PCs 30%
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Category: News

CES is coming! ARM PCs and connected cars will be there. Microsoft predictions for 2018: Windows 10 usage should finally surpass that of Windows 7 (note that June 30 was the original target for 1 billion users.) VR/MR for Xbox One. Microsoft 365 for individuals. Windows 10 S - something has to give. Maybe progressive web apps will come to the rescue. No Andromeda tablet/phone until RS5 or later. All hands on Teams! Full steam ahead, especially as a way to get more users to upgrade to O365 E5. MS continues to chip away at integrating LinkedIn. MS Graph integrations in 2018. AI-washing of everything/anything continues. FPGA access opened up in Azure to all. Beta - Calendar and People. Windows as a Service? Formally extend the support timeframe for businesses only perhaps?

About that Intel kernel-memory leak issue: we won't really know much until next week on the Windows side - is it 30 percent? Or .3 percent? Probably the latter is closer to reality.

Fall Creators Update usage soars to over 50 percent in just two months.

Edge (ahem) edges Chrome and Firefox in battery life again - but does it matter? And what does this say about Windows 10 on Snapdragon, which has exactly the same advantage?

Revisiting Microsoft v. Google RE: Chrome in the Store. This is still Microsoft's fault, but Google knows exactly what it's doing (and why.)

Now anyone can buy Surface Pro with LTE.

Microsoft formally kills Kinect.

Groove Music Pass is dead: Music entry disappears from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. Remembering 11 years of ineptitude.

  • Tip of the week: Windows 10 Field Guide is 50 percent off! Intel CPU bug sale! Get Windows 10 Field Guide for 50% off until Patch Tuesday! Plus: First Games with Gold of 2018! Happy New Year: Enjoy your free games.
  • App pick of the week: Write! Also: Kodi for Xbox One
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Avere (and its flash storage tech) join Microsoft
  • Codename pick of the week: 8828080
  • Beer pick of the week: Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (2017 vintage) 

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