Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Nov 13th 2019

Windows Weekly 647

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Windows 10 1909, Hololens 2, Minecraft Earth

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Category: News

Windows 10 version 1909 arrives

  •  Blink and you'll miss it because it's really just a small cumulative update, not a real feature update.
  •  1909 is codenamed Vanadium and it appears to be going out broadly, contrary to Microsoft's description
  •  Windows 10 version 1909 review: There ain't much to say here
  •  Nothing major was removed or deprecated in 1909
  •  Is Microsoft going to repeat its cumulative update/R2 update pattern with 20H2? I am hearing no. But they won't say publicly
  •  Microsoft didn't fix feature updates. It just pretended that a small CU was a feature update.

More Windows 10

  •  Yes, Microsoft discussed the future of its Windows 10 app platform at Ignite
  •  Another major milestone: Windows 10 version 20H1 heads to the Slow ring.
  •  And Microsoft continues to release new 20H1 builds with absolutely no new features.

HoloLens 2

  •  Mary Jo and Paul both got to try out the new AR headset again. Here's what's new.

More Microsoft

  •  Microsoft will support CCPA everywhere
  •  Bye-bye MS Invoicing, Outlook Customer Manager and Skype Translator bot
  •  More goodbyes: Harry Shum is out as head of AI and Research. Kevin Scott is in


  •  New Elite controller is now available. You can't afford it, and you don't need it
  •  Early Access to “Minecraft Earth” is Available Now in the U.S.
  •  So much for Google being ahead: Stadia to launch with just 12 games

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Find and Watch Every Ignite 2019 Session
  •  App pick of the week: Brave
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  •  Developer pick of the week: GitHub for mobile
  •  Beer pick of the week: Troegs Troegenator 

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