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

May 20th 2020

Windows Weekly 673

The Case of the Adolescent Numismatist

Microsoft Build 2020 Highlights
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Category: News
  • Microsoft Build 2020!
  • Microsoft is holding its first-ever virtual version of Build this week and there is a TON of news.
  • And ScottGu is alive! And collecting stamps!
  • Microsoft is finally unifying Win32/UWP development and decoupling it from specific Windows versions. Here's how it will work for new apps---let's call them Windows apps---and for existing apps that devs want to upgrade.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, with GUI apps coming soon.
  • Windows Terminal 1.0
  • Windows Package Manager - Microsoft Store will eventually just be a front-end to this
  • Microsoft Lists
  • Microsoft Teams - new automations, plus template support
  • Fluid Framework - open-source, end-user UX
  • Project Cortex
  • New consumer and work features coming…
  • Collections is getting Pinterest and OneNote integration
  • More new features: Sidebar search, new add-on store, automatic profile switching
  • Microsoft now has the 5th-fastest supercomputer in the world.
  • HoloLens 2 was quiet at Build, but it's getting 5G and is heading to more markets
  • Microsoft is adding the ability to share running apps in Visual Studio Live Share, and it’s also adding built-in chat and calling functionality to the IDEs.
  • Tip of the week: Get the Build 2020 (virtual) swag! Can't go to Build this year? Neither can anyone else. But be sure to get the swag!
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft PowerToys 0.81. PowerToys is turning into a cool collection of utilities, with one gotta-have-it: PowerToys Run.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Learn TV. If you like geeky Microsoft developer and engineering content, you may want to check out Learn TV, its newest video content channel:
  • Codename pick of the week: Odyssey. That new massive supercomputer work seems to be codenamed Odyssey (at least based on a job posting or two).

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