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

Mar 6th 2019

Windows Weekly 611

Band on the Run!

HoloLens 2 Bug, RIP Microsoft Band
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Category: News
  •  Here's the real reason Microsoft is already testing 20H1
  •  Also: Windows Calculator is open-sourced for some reason. Could Notepad be next???
  •  Microsoft Edgium screenshots leak. Surprise, it looks like Chrome, not Edge. But that could change.
  •  Microsoft Band was dead two years ago, but now it's really, really dead. A look back at Microsoft Band from its biggest fan
  •  It's interesting to watch Intel follow Microsoft down the same path to the future
  •  The USB Promoter Group needs to be stopped: It announced USB 3.2 and then USB4 within a week of each other.
  •  And in "better late than never" news, MJF got to try the HoloLens 2 -- and may have discovered an interesting bug.
  •  Microsoft will allegedly ship a "disc-less" Xbox One S in May
  •  Plus: Microsoft plans to announce a new Xbox One console at E3 in June. Expect NvME storage and 4K/60 fps.

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Surface Pro 6 + Type Cover Bundle
  •  App pick of the week: Pocket Casts
  •  Plus: Grammarly Keyboard for iOS adds Dark theme, more.
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Excel (mobile) can turn photos of table data into working spreadsheets
  •  Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft opens its first datacenters in Africa
  •  Beer pick of the week: Jack's Abby Barrel Aged Framinghammer 

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