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

Feb 19th 2020

Windows Weekly 660

Outlook Uncertain

Surface Laptop 3 Screen Cracks, Halo: CE PC
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Category: News

CRACKGATE

  •  Uh-oh, Microsoft has another Surface reliability issue on its hands. Hopefully, this one is not an endemic hardware problem like Surfacegate was in 2016.
  •  Related: Microsoft set to unveil Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 in the Spring.

Microsoft Edge

  •  Microsoft updates its roadmap for Edge, giving us a nice look at what to expect---and when---in 2020.
  •  Extension sync is happening this month, starting in Canary
  •  Related: A little lesson in tracking protection.

Windows 10

  •  Windows 10 version 2004 should arrive soon. Anything worth talking about?
  •  Your Phone is getting RCS Messaging support
  •  Break out the Patch Tuesday cocktails: Microsoft's latest patches wreaking havoc for some users
  •  One is hiding users' profiles and data
  •  Another connected to UEFI has been pulled by Microsoft

Office/Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft is bringing a new Spaces feature to Outlook this year.
  •  Related: Microsoft: Over 25 percent of Office 365 licenses now sold through Microsoft 365 Mo' Microsoft
  •  AWS wins one in court, Microsoft must pause work on JEDI

Xbox

  •  Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary begins public testing on the PC!
  •  Microsoft announces the remaining new Game Pass games for February

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Discover the incredible Microsoft learning resources on EdX. EdX.org hosts an amazing array of free online courses for Microsoft products, services, and technologies.
  •  App pick of the week: Office for Android and iOS. It's available for everyone now on both platforms. Why is there a new notes experience?
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: More Dynamics 365 apps are coming. Woohoo! Dynamics fans, rejoice (or lament): Dynamics 365 Project Operations and Dynamics 365 Finance Insights are now on the Dynamics 365 roadmap.
  •  Codename pick of the week: Union. The new Office mobile app for iOS and Android had a fitting codename: Union. It's a mashup – or a "union," one could say -- of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  •  Beer pick of the week: Aslin Master of Oranges. Not all DIPAs are created equal. Some are not too hoppy, not too sweet and smell/taste of nicely bitter orange peel. Meet Aslin's "Master of Oranges." Brewed by Aslin Brewing in Herndon, Va. (a tribute to the JEDI contract!)

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