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

Dec 2nd 2020

Windows Weekly 701

The Bailiwick of Guernsey

Windows Feature Packs, Slack acquisition, Android apps on Windows
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Category: News

Windows Feature Packs, Slack acquisition, Android apps on Windows

  • Windows 10
  •  Here comes the first Windows Feature Experience Pack
  •  Windows 10 version 20H2 is on 9 percent of Windows 10 PCs in the first full month
  •  Also: Let's revisit the Android apps in the Microsoft Store rumor. Could this be related to Android support coming to WSL?

 

  • Microsoft 365
  •  Microsoft is dramatically improving the calling experience in Teams
  •  In the wake of privacy complaints, Microsoft overhauls its Productivity Score feature
  •  Salesforce to acquire Slack for $27.7 billion.

 

  • Surface + mobile
  •  Surface Pro 8, Laptop 4 coming in early 2021. Don't expect too much (external) change.
  •  Update on MJ's Surface Laptop
  •  Duo about to get international availability and to come in black
  •  Smartphone sales fell again in Q3

 

  • Xbox
  •  November 2020 Xbox Console Update heads out to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  •  Game Pass explodes with new titles in the first half of December - Including Doom Eternal on PC!

 

  • Tips and picks
  • Tip of the week: There are two ways to consolidate multiple email accounts. Neither is perfect.
  • App pick of the week: Game streaming.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Take the Power Platform plunge.
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Burgundy.
  • Beer pick of the week: KCBC Penguins Take Manhattan 

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