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

Aug 15th 2018

Windows Weekly 582


Alexa & Cortana, Win10 & Chromebook
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Did Windows 10 1809 just cross the finish line? Two builds in a row with no new features. Hm. Is 1809/Redstone 5 feature complete? A look at the previous 10 builds confirms that this release is nonsense-free.
  • Another Win Server 2019/1809 build with no new features (yes we are closing in on RTM).
  • Lots of Patch Tuesday cumulative updates for almost every Win 10 build (except 1511).
  • Windows Store and Xbox Store get a shopping cart. How 1990's.
  • Your Phone (for Android) now works with Windows 10 1803 – not just Insider builds.
  • Cortana-Alexa integration finally hits public preview. But who is going to use this in real life? Preview is U.S. only and fairly limited; no streaming music or audiobook support yet.
  • Google may be adding Windows 10 dual boot support to Chromebooks.
  • Snapdragon 850 gets benchmarked. And it's not great.
  • One year late, Microsoft fixes Surface Pro/Pen issue

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Enable OneDrive folder protection
  • Bonus tip: Buy Any Xbox One, Get a Free Copy of Madden NFL 19
  • App pick of the week: Google Chrome
  • Enterprise pick of the week: BizTalk v.Next
  • Codename pick of the week: Madrid
  • Beer pick of the week: AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout

Mark your calendars:
Ignite 2018 in Orlando: Windows Weekly will be live at the show on Tuesday, September 25. No RSVP – attendees can come to the podcast center and join. Meetup is happening too. Details to come.
Dublin or bust: We're going to Dublin in October and will be doing Win Weekly live from the MicroWarehouse cloud camp. October 17. There will be a meetup, too. Details to come.

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