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

Jan 9th 2019

Windows Weekly 603

A Low Volume Jig

CES Highlights, Free GitHub
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Category: News
  • CES is this week: let's not beat this to death. A lot of computers were announced, including a Surface Studio clone from Lenovo.
  • It looks like Intel is serious about moving to 10nm this year, and Intel is talking up 'Project Athena,' its strategy for going beyond ultrabooks.
  • Privacy (as a service): Microsoft should stop marketing AI and market privacy instead. First step: Bali, a way for users to control data that's been collected about them.
  • Microsoft giveaway update: we gave away the Xbox Game Pass and Office 365 Home product keys and the hardware just arrived. Here's how you can win a Surface Go with Type Cover or Surface Headphones! (U.S. and Canada only, sorry)
  • Two major signs of sanity in Windows 10 19H1: 7-day update delays in Windows Update in Windows 10 Home, Microsoft finally silences Cortana in Windows 10 Setup (but not in Home).
  • Windows 10 19H1 build adds support for password-less Microsoft accounts and sign-ins.
  • Build 18312 was released today with Reset This PC improvements.
  • Let's revisit Windows 10 on ARM. Yes, this really matters.
  • Non-controversy of the week: Windows 10 will now set aside 7 GB of disk for coming updates
  • About Citrix's plans for Windows Virtual Desktop
  • GitHub to give free users unlimited private repos
  • Microsoft should make Surface-branded wireless earbuds (Update: They are working on it)
  • Microsoft continued losing to Sony in the console wars in 2018, but there was a lot of good news too

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Choose the right digital assistant
  • App pick of the week: Firefox ARM64 for Windows 10 on ARM
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Teams gets more firstline worker features
  • Buzzword pick of the week: "Partner"
  • Beer pick of the week: Firestone Walker Propagator Generation 1

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