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

Dec 11th 2019

Windows Weekly 651

Frampton's Still Alive

RIP Windows 7, Teams on Linux, Minecraft Cross Play on PS4

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Category: News

Windows 7, we had a good run

  •  Microsoft will push a full-screen EOL warning to Windows 7 users in January
  •  Windows 7's Security Essentials AV software is going away after January 14, too
  •  Have our expectations changed about the impact the EOL will have on Windows 10 adoption?

Hell freezes over

  •  Microsoft Teams is available on Linux. No, it's not April 1st.
  •  MS says other Office apps on the way
  •  The Way Back Machine: Paul had a 1999 scoop about Microsoft Office on Linux

Windows 10

  •  20H1 isn't quite done yet, but Microsoft keeps releasing new builds with no functional changes. - Another one last Friday too
  •  Your Phone now supports digital pens
  •  Collections goes live in Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev


  •  Microsoft patent application brings digital pen writing surface to Surface Book wrist rest
  •  Four more games come to Project xCloud

Mobile + Web

  •  Office Mobile apps on iOS and Android are getting a makeover
  •  Office apps for Windows Mobile EOL in January 2021 - But what about on Windows 10 for PCs?
  •  Wunderlist is finally getting shut down
  •  New Slack design looks a little familiar
  •  Sticky Notes is coming to the web (via Outlook)

Xbox + Games

  •  Cross play FINALLY comes to Minecraft on PS4
  •  Gears 5 Operation 2 is out
  •  Halo: MCC off to a big start on PC

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Check out the MSDN/TechNet archives
  •  Plus: Thanks to a Thurrott Premium promotion, I will update the Windows 10 Field Guide through the end of 2020
  •  Plus: Take the 2020 reader survey
  •  App pick of the week: Outlook mobile
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Human Resources
  •  Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Campaign Views
  •  Beer pick of the week: The Chai Life

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