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

May 22nd 2019

Windows Weekly 622

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RIP Huawei, Microsoft + Sony = ?
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Category: News

This Week's Stories

  • Microsoft and Sony make a game streaming megadeal. Exactly what the deal will yield is a bit murky, but this could be a big customer win for Azure and xCloud.
  • How about that Minecraft Earth app? Another Azure win (Azure Spatial Anchors is at its heart)
  • Windows 10 1903 released. Almost everyone can get it (consumers, businesses, volume licensees) as of May 21.
  • The new Windows Release Health dashboard is worth a bookmark
  • Windows Server 1903 is generally available too - is it Windows Server, version 1903 or Windows Server 2019??
  • Chredge is available as a Canary preview for macOS
  • Surface Headphones get a permanent $100 price cut. Uh-oh.
  • Huawei is in trouble on all fronts: Google, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and ARM. No word yet where Microsoft stands.
  • Full differential sync is (finally) coming to OneDrive for Biz
  • Microsoft announces more goodness for Xbox Game Pass
  • Phil Spencer wants fewer dicks on Xbox Live. Good luck with that.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Save big at the Xbox Backward Compatibility sale
  • Tip of the week 2: Google has some good advice for account security.
  • App pick of the week: Simplify for Gmail
  • Tip of the week 2: Your Phone Companion for Android now supports cellular data sync.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: A banned-passwords tool from Microsoft
  • Codename pick of the week: Windows 10 EVD
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin's Miami's Finest

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