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

Sep 25th 2018

Windows Weekly 588

Live from Ignite!

Live from Microsoft Ignite 2018!
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

We're in the podcast studio at Microsoft Ignite. Here's the biggest news from the show!

  • Microsoft Search - Arguably the biggest news from the show and the first concrete example of how Microsoft can add features across Windows, Office, and web thanks to Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft is rolling out Surface Hub 2 in stages. We went hands-on: here's what we saw.
  • Windows Virtual Desktop - A redo of Azure Remote App, but also a new way for commercial customers to utilize their existing licenses and extend Windows 7 support for free.
  • Office 2019 begins rolling out to commercial customers first
  • Related: Microsoft clarifies Office 2019 (perpetual) vs. Office 365
  • Office Ideas is AI coolness
  • Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing business app in Microsoft's history
  • Microsoft is further integrating LinkedIn and Office
  • OneDrive for Mac is picking up Files on Demand.
  • Cortana Enterprise Skills Kit - What is this? And what does it say about the future of Cortana?
  • Azure Digital Twins, Azure Sphere general availability, and Windows IoT Central services

It's not all about Ignite

  • Microsoft is bringing Skype to Alexa.
  • Related: What does THIS say about Cortana?
  • Sticky Notes 3 is coming to Windows 10 1803+
  • Google's Chrome faux pas says a lot about trust, plus how this is important to Microsoft's customers
  • Two video game bits - Telltale Games is shutting down and PSNow adds game downloading 

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