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

Nov 6th 2019

Windows Weekly 646

Sort of Live From Ignite

All the News from Microsoft Ignite
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Category: News

We're at Ignite in Orlando, Florida this week, and there's a lot going on!

Azure goes to the edge

  • Microsoft's new hybrid 2.0 strategy includes other clouds

Power Platform

  •  Microsoft rebrands Flow to Power Automate, adds no-code virtual agents
  •  Related: Microsoft relents on Power Platform self-servicing purchase changes

Microsoft 365/Office 365

  •  Microsoft announces Project Cortex
  •  Microsoft puts Cortana in Outlook Mobile (and other mobile apps, plus a new male voice)
  •  Related: Microsoft is killing the standalone Cortana app on mobile(!)
  •  Microsoft Office app is going to Android and iOS
  •  Excel gets natural language queries
  •  Outlook gets a modern new look everywhere but Windows
  •  Teams heads to Linux, gets major features update

Microsoft Edge

  •  The new Edge will be the only Edge starting January 15
  •  Microsoft reveals new Edge logo over the past weekend and then ships it in a new build
  •  Here's how to get it immediately if you're already using Edge
  •  Here's how Microsoft will refer to old Edge and new Edge


  •  Surface heads into businesses with a three-pronged strategy
  •  Related: New Surface PC experience updates - Paul - Mary Jo


  • WinUI 3.0 goes into alpha preview

Windows 10

  • New Windows 10 20H1 build adds a new feature, finally: It's called Quick Searches
  •  Skip Ahead Ring is going away

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Get ready for Black Friday!
  •  App pick of the week: OneNote 2016
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Is the Azure cloud full?
  •  Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft Managed Rooms
  •  Beverage pick of the week: Writers' Tears Irish Whiskey 

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