Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Sep 11th 2019

Windows Weekly 638

And That's How We Get Ant

Surface Rumors, Microsoft: the Musical
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Category: News

Surface Rumors go round and round

  •  Surface Go with Core m3 rumored - This is what the processor should have always been.
  •  Microsoft patents a portable speaker. It's almost certainly for businesses.
  •  October 2 is just 3 weeks away

Windows 10

  •  Microsoft finally details what's new in Windows 10 version 19H2, makes it available to all Insiders (in Slow)
  •  Your Phone calling functionality is coming to non-Samsung handsets
  •  New 20H1 builds today: WSL improvements, last week: New 20H1 build brings renamable virtual desktops.

Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux eventually. (So, too, is the new Microsoft Edge. Plus a look back at Office for Linux.)
  •  Semi-related: Richard Stallman gave a talk about free software at MS last week. Not kidding


  •  New Microsoft To-Do looks like old Wunderlist - Announced right after Wunderlist founder offered to buy back the app from Microsoft
  •  TomTom expands its deal with Microsoft to include connected vehicles

Microsoft, the musical

  •  Microsoft interns release a goofy musical video explaining that it's actually fun to work at Microsoft. No, really. They're happy not working at Google. Probably.

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Microsoft (often) offers the best trade-in value on Galaxy Note 10, 10+
  •  Looking for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10+? Microsoft might be your best bet. But you gotta move quick.
  •  More: Windows 10 Field Guide has been updated for 19H2
  •  More: Gears 5 is now available to everyone. But don't buy it. Do this instead.
  •  App pick of the week: Vivaldi
  •  More: Microsoft's first new PowerToys are out. One of them is worth considering.
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) evaluation lab
  •  Codename pick of the week: Manganese
  •  Whiskey picks of the week: Macallan 12 Year Old, Aberlour A'bunadh

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