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

Nov 21st 2018

Windows Weekly 596


Microsoft accounts go password-less.
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Category: News
  • Microsoft accounts go password-less.
  • Irony alert: Azure/Office 365 were just hit by a 2FA sign-in issue.
  • Windows 10: 64-bit ARM apps are now a thing. What this solves and doesn't solve.
  • Slippery slope: Microsoft tested ads in Windows Mail, got negative feedback, pretended it was just a test. 
  • Quality matters: between Windows 10 1809, Google Pixel 3, and Apple, it seems like the quality of the tech we use is going downhill. Is it?
  • The Cortana RIP tour continues: Microsoft Store is selling Echo smart speakers now. And yet… the Cortana mobile UX update continues to rollout.
  • Xbox One S to go disc-less in 2019.
  • Now you can customize an Xbox controller right from your Xbox.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Beneath a Surface: shipping next week!
  • Also: The best deals from Microsoft's Black Friday sale.
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft buys FSLogix. 
  • Enterprise pick of the week No. 2: Cognitive services are now in containers (near you). 
  • Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

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