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

Oct 11th 2019

Windows Weekly 642

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Surface Duo, Windows 10 1909 in November
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Category: News
  • Windows 10 1909: Coming to you in November
    • Windows 10 1909 is moving to the Release Preview ring in preparation for a November launch
    • This feature update will be like a Cumulative Update (small/fast) if you are on 1903; regular otherwise
    • Revisiting the new features in 1909 (which will be off by default)
    • Finally, Microsoft is being clear about RTM (without using those three banned letters)
    • Related: Dona Sarkar is hanging up her Insider-chief. What's going on there? Is this part of some bigger changes internally? MJ: It's all about the Power Platform! :)
    • Plus: Your Phone in Windows 10 can now make/take phone calls
    • Windows Virtual Desktop is GA
    • Virtualize all the Windows 7, 10 and Office 365 ProPlus things


  • Surface
    • Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 1903 Blocking Issue for Surface Book 2


  • Microsoft hardware event, one week later
    • Microsoft's embrace of USB-C is good enough
    • Surface business customers will get an option for Intel-based 15-inch Surface Laptops (not AMD)
    • Related: Fix for disappearing GPU for Surface Book 2 is finally rolling out


  • More thoughts on the Surface Duo/Neo: What's the dev story?
    • MJ: Betting there's an M365 Developer Platform angle
    • PT: XAML Islands/WinUI 3 will be key
    • Windows 10X: What's inside
    • But what about Duo? Android was the right choice, sure. But what about devs?


  • Xbox/Games
    • You can now use an Xbox Wireless Controller in iOS 13. Here's what it's like. - Also, you can buy an Xbox Wireless Controller from Apple now too
    • October 2019 Xbox Update is now available on Xbox One consoles
    • MJ: What's up with everyone quitting? Mike Ybarra, the two Mixer/Beam founders? Is xCloud going to shake up everything inside and out??


  • Tip of the week: Store your secrets in OneDrive Personal Vault
  • Plus: OneDrive gets multiple instances on iPad
  • Tip pick of the week #2: Get Xbox Pass Ultimate, Get 6 Mos of Spotify for free
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 7 ESUs are going to be available to SMBs, too
  • Codename pick: Unity
  • Beer pick of the week: Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky 

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