Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Mar 13th 2019

Windows Weekly 612

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End of Windows 7, xCloud Game Streaming
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Category: News


  •  Microsoft is ready to start nagging users about Windows 7's end of support deadline. So here come the pop-ups. Luckily, you can turn them off completely.
  •  Plus: Microsoft brings DirectX 12 to Windows 7 … for some reason.
  •  Windows 10 19H1 users start testing Android app-mirroring.
  •  Breaking: Windows 10 19H1 Home edition may allow you to defer updates by 35 days! (This is in A/B testing it seems)
  •  Windows 10 now on more than 800 million active devices. Right on schedule!
  •  Microsoft makes good on its year-old promise to give consumer app devs a 95% cut of revenues.
  •  Microsoft says it is now able to remove faulty Windows 10 updates without user intervention – but are they? A mysterious support article mentions this with no details

Xbox + Gaming

  •  Microsoft demos xCloud game streaming service.
  •  There's a cool new controller, but it's not the Elite rev we all want
  •  Minecraft is FINALLY coming to Xbox Game Pass in April
  •  Master Chief Collection is FINALLY coming to Windows
  •  Plus: Microsoft announces 13 new ID@Xbox titles
  •  Plus: Xbox and PS gamers can now play Fornite together
  •  Plus: Google is about to announce some big gaming news. But first, their controller.


  •  Microsoft cuts 200 jobs in commercial sales
  •  Microsoft sues Foxconn parent Hon Hai over 2013 patent-licensing deal

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Crackdown 2 is now free on Xbox One
  •  Plus: Spotify Premium users can get free (ad-supported) Hulu
  •  App pick of the week: Google Chrome 73
  •  Plus: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 is here, and you can get it on the Mac too!
  •  Plus: our favourite podcast app.
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: No more Semi-Annual Channel releases for System Center
  •  Developer pick of the week: DTrace is coming to Windows 10 19H1
  •  Beer pick of the week: Two Roads Brewing Co. Irish Exit

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