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

Mar 11th 2020

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Windows 10X Update, Coronavirus Weekly
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

Windows 10X

  •  Microsoft updates Windows 10X emulator for dual-screen devices
  •  What's new and what's improved?
  •  Related: Does Windows 10X solve the Chromebook problem? MJF: Not really until 10X comes to cheap(er) clamshell laptops

Windows 10

  •  First Windows Insider build in two weeks brings talk of change, but not much actual change
  •  Still no GA info on Windows 10 2004 COVID-19 Weekly
  •  After pushing employees to work from home, now there are two Microsoft employees that have been diagnosed
  •  Related: Microsoft and Google will both host virtual events to make up for canceled physical events
  •  Big Microsoft GDC announcement next week live on Windows Weekly at 11:40am PDT - We have Richard Campbell here as a guest, with some interesting info about how COVID-19 has impacted work travel
  •  Plus: The history of .NET

Security, security security

  •  New 'wormable' SMB vulnerability disclosed (accidentally) as part of Patch Tuesday. No info on when Microsoft plans to patch it
  •  Meanwhile, in the good news department: Microsoft's coordinated takedown of Necurs, one of the largest known spam and malware botnets

Xbox

  •  Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches …
  •  … and Microsoft lowers the price of Xbox One X to $399

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Check out Windows 10X. You no longer need to have a Fast ring Windows Insider build to use the emulator. But there is one important requirement.
  •  App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Warzone is here! And it's free!
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Cosmos DB gets a free tier! Microsoft adds a free tier (free as in forever) for its Cosmos DB NoSQL cloud database.
  •  Enterprise pick No. 2: About that major Azure US East outage. Is it still a cloud outage if almost no one complains publicly? Where is the outrage, cloud citizens?
  •  Beer pick of the week: O'Fallon Brewery Barrels Salted Pretzel. This amber was brewed with toasted malt and Himalayan salt giving you a toasted pretzel flavor. We got to have a sample of this during our beer tasting at WWT in Saint Louis. It was really tasty and really did taste like a pretzel. Only 5% ABV, too, so you can have more than one with your tofudog. https://untappd.com/b/o-fallon-brewery-barrels-salted-pretzel/2977506

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