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

Feb 13th 2019

Windows Weekly 608

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Richard Campbell from .NET Rocks
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Category: News
  •  Latest Windows 10 19H1 build brings underlying gaming improvements, free game to play
  •  Paul's top 5 new features in Windows 10 19H1 - inspired by last week's big list, I made a smaller list.
  • Microsoft to modify Office ProPlus by end of April in response to Dutch ministry's privacy concerns
  • Skype picks up background blur - but only on desktop (Not Windows 10 version)
  • Teams is going to get a background video replacement option (along with blurring)
  •  LinkedIn Live, a new video-streaming service, is coming.
  •  Microsoft is bringing Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, and Studio 2 to 20 new (but unnamed) markets. And it's bringing Surface Headphones to 8 new markets.
  •  In just one week, Apex Legends is already bigger than Fortnite. Yikes! And this is a big deal: eSports will be a $1 billion THIS year.
  •  Let's speculate about Chredge. Edgromium?
  •  Special guest Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks and Run As Radio joins us!

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Personalize Chrome with new Google themes
  •  Also: You can now buy Google Fi SIMs at Best Buy
  •  App pick of the week: Postbox
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Office Home Use Program
  •  Codename pick of the week: Shimla
  •  Beer pick of the week: Perennial Abraxus

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