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

Oct 16th 2019

Windows Weekly 643

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xCloud Preview, Ignite Predictions
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Category: News

xCloud is Finally Here!

  •  The xCloud preview has begun! Paul Thurrott has been playing testing it out for the last few days
  •  Plus: You can use an Xbox Controller with iOS 13 too

In Windows this week…

  •  What's the deal with 20H1? Is there anything major to look forward to?
  •  Microsoft is starting to nag Win 7 Pro users about the January 2020 end of support date
  •  Related: Office 2010 has one year of support left

Ignite predictions
There will be bots and AI talk

  •  Maybe we'll hear more about Office "Unity". Definitely will hear about the new Project service
  •  Would be good to get some clarity on what's changing with Azure Stack
  •  There are a LOT of dev sessions this year. Maybe MS will share more on the dev story for Surface Duo/Neo
  •  Buzzwords you can't avoid: Microsoft Graph; edge; HCI, Power Platform
  •  Windows, Windows, Windows


  • Message safety settings come to Xbox - part of a bigger push
  • Mixer Academy goes live

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Got a girl scout in your home? Go to the Microsoft Store!
  • Plus: Get a controller clamp for mobile gaming: The Dainslef Smartphone Clamp for the Xbox Wireless Controller is only $10!
  • App pick of the week: OneNote for Windows 10
  • Plus: You can get Apple TV app on Roku now.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Desktop Analytics hits GA
  • Codename pick of the week: (Hail) Hydra!
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin The Sour IPA is Dead! Long Live the Sour IPA!

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