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

May 13th 2020

Windows Weekly 672

Misfits in the Foyer

Build 2020 Preview, Microsoft vs. Amazon, Surface Go 2 Observations
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Category: News
  • Windows 10 version 2004 creeps towards completion
  •  No word yet on final release date, but we have new "final" build
  •  And Microsoft has released the Windows 10 version 2004 SDK
  •  Microsoft will fix cracked Surface Laptop 3 displays for free
  •  What really happened here?
  • Surface Go 2, Surface Earbuds, and Surface Headphones 2 are now available for purchase
  •  A few more observations about Surface Go 2
  •  The rest of the new hardware arrives later this month
  •  Surface Duo emulator is updated again
  •  Microsoft finally takes on Reply-All storms, but only in Office 365 Commercial
  •  Outlook is getting a Smart Reply feature. Outlook on the Web, that is. Meaning Office/MS365 Commercial
  •  Microsoft Family Safety app arrives on Android, iOS in limited preview
  • Build is next week - here's the agenda.
  • Microsoft (Godzilla) takes on Amazon (King Kong)
  • Microsoft accuses Amazon of secretly continuing its fight for the JEDI contract
  • And then Amazon lashed out at Microsoft in a deliciously unprofessional post
  •  Sony says PS5 is on track for holiday 2020, PS4 has sold 110 million units.
  •  Tip of the week: 555-5555 (Jenny) I think I've figured out how to bypass the Microsoft account requirement in any recent version of Windows 10.
  •  App pick of the week: Halo 2 Anniversary for PC. 4K/UHD graphics/60+ fps for just $9.99!
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Autopilot program comes to … HoloLens (?) Microsoft is testing a Windows Autopilot program for HoloLens 2, which implies it either is getting bulk orders from businesses for HoloLens or it thinks it can and will in the foreseeable future.
  •  Enterprise pick of the week 2: New branding (madness) for Microsoft 365 Apps. The artist formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus is getting a bunch of branding and ring changes. Hold onto your M365s, folks!
  •  Beer pick of the week: Night Shift Brewing Night Lite.

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