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

May 16th 2018

Windows Weekly 570


Surface Hub 2, Build Wrap-up
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Category: News

The Surface Hub 2 is starting to come into focus and it looks amazing (at least in the video). Microsoft looks to be making a new line of low-cost, low-end Surface devices. Related: Microsoft finally institutes a replacement program for Surface Pro 4s with screen flickering issues. Windows 10 on ARM: Mary Jo gives the Envy x2 a shot. What does she think? Windows 10 Redstone 5: With Microsoft moving on to the next Windows 10 version, what new features do we have to look forward to? Sets is the highlight so far. How will PWA support improve in RS5? Cortana goes from 'assistant' to 'assistance aide.' Related: Microsoft is working on consolidating its many speech services. Google introduces a way to get more storage for Drive. Microsoft needs to do this for OneDrive. Post-Build wrap-up: Microsoft needs to adapt its public-facing keynotes to be more about marketing, like Google and Apple do.

  • Tip of the week: Gift Windows and Xbox games from the Microsoft Store
  •  App pick of the week: State of Decay 2
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Unified Speech Service
  • Codename pick of the week: Aruba
  •  Beer pick of the week: Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale

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