Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Aug 8th 2018

Windows Weekly 581

Not with My Gorilla Hands

Surface Go Review, Skype Classic
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Category: News
  • Surface Go first impressions. The reviews are in, too: Consensus is that performance is slow but OK, but the battery life is terrible.
  • Related: Tear-down reveals tiny battery
  • Related: Many Surface models are getting massive sets of firmware updates related to Spectre and Meltdown. Most recent example: Surface Book 2. Even Surface Go got a Day 1 update (albeit a minor one).
  • Let's revisit the Microsoft Managed Desktop.
  • Windows 10 Redstone 5: Build 17730 ships last week, adds "retail" OOBE. But not really. Build 17733 just shipped before the show. File Explorer's Dark Theme finally is really dark. Your Phone is finally available in working form. Sort of.
  • Skype Classic isn't going away on September 1, after all. Microsoft is testing new compact view options for Skype. Microsoft is bringing Spotify to Skype.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Surface is on sale
  • Bonus tip: Link your MSA to Movies Anywhere, get a free movie
  • App pick of the week: Surface Diagnostic Toolkit
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Ignite 2018 sessions are live
  • Codename pick of the week: Carmel and Capitola
  • Beer pick of the week: Lemon Cucumber Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.

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