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

Jul 3rd 2019

Windows Weekly 628

Time for Toast

19H2 & Cortana
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Category: News

Windows 10

  • 19H2 FINALLY - The first 19H2 build heads to the Slow ring. Mary Jo was right: It's an R2/SP type release.
  • Also: Why does Microsoft keep promising things and not doing them, and then belittling customers when they ask about it?
  • Windows 10 version 1903 continues to roll out very slowly
  • Another new 20H1 test build for the Fast Ring with minor tweaks is out today (July 3)
  • Your Phone can now show Android notifications in Windows 10
  • Cortana is getting pushed aside even further in Windows 10. Will it be removed from the OS next?


Office 365/Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft readies Office for virtual desktop services, including Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Microsoft wants to start marketing Microsoft 365 as a single product in its new fiscal year


Xbox

  • More games come to---and leave---Xbox Game Pass this month - including some of 11 indie games coming to the service
  • Here are the Games with Gold titles for July - one is a personal favorite
  • Major Cuphead DLC Release Delayed to 2020


More

  • Microsoft ebook refunds start arriving
  • Corel reportedly sold for $1 billion


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Consider joining Microsoft's Insider programs
  • Tip #2: A Windows 10 Field Guide update
  • Tip #3: Enable tracking protection in the new Edge
  • Codename pick of the week: M365 FX
  • Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Jai Ali

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