Windows Weekly

Apr 25th 2018

Windows Weekly 567

Windows: It's Not You, It's Us

Windows 10 Lean, Build Preview
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific/ 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

Windows 10 Lean: What is this thing? Maybe it really is just a smaller version of Windows 10 for storage-constrained devices? Or a new OS for the Education market? Related: Windows 10 S is flawed in a new way. Related, maybe: Windows 10 on ARM - Paul is finishing his review of the HP Envy x2. Remember how crappy S mode was? Windows 10 on ARM is even worse. April Fools! Windows 10 Redstone 4: Still not available. No new word so far, but it hit Slow ring and Release Preview ring last week. New Server 2019 build is out for Insider testers. PC makers start getting serious about Windows AutoPilot. More details on how the switch from S Mode will work starting with Windows 10 RS4. Windows 10 consistency problems are getting comedic. Maybe it's time to fix this. We finally find out about the Windows 8 puzzle. You'll be disappointed, just like you were in Windows 8. Semi-related: Windows Phone's protracted death continues: MS to drop WP Teams, Yammer, S4B apps. Build preview: What we know so far. New expanded list of sessions is out. Any more clues? PSA: MS Q3 FY '18 earnings are tomorrow. No change in how they'll be reported, despite the recent reorg. Xbox: April Update adds some great new features. Yes, Microsoft is working on a new Xbox console.

  • App pick of the week: Google Chrome 68
  • Plus: Edge for mobile picks up Timeline support
  • Enterprise pick of the week: SQL Server on Linux now 30% off
  • Codename pick of the week: Switchbot
  • Beer pick of the week: Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa 

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