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

Dec 16th 2020

Windows Weekly 703

A Capossela Christmas

Microsoft's Chris Capossela shares his hidden gems!
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Guests: Chris Capossela
Category: News
  • Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela
  • Chris has some hidden gems, and we have some questions.

 

  • Windows 10
  •  Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows 10 on ARM (in Insider)
  •  Paul tested it

 

  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft converts most Office apps to M1-compatible universal binaries on Mac
  •  OneDrive and Teams are notably absent
  •  Google Workspace user? You can now edit Office documents natively when sent as attachments
  •  This follows a few years of updates bringing native Office capabilities to Docs, etc.
  •  Semi-related: Google buys Neverware, which will formally support Chrome OS on any PC.

 

  • Surface
  •  Surface Duo is coming to four more countries in 2021.

 

  • Xbox
  •  PS5 destroyed Xbox Series X|S in November, at least in the US
  •  Microsoft piles on the games in Game Pass this month
  •  Flight Simulator to come to Xbox Series X|S — but not Xbox One — in 2021
  •  You can get Master Chief in Fortnite now
  •  EA Play for Xbox Game Pass for PC is delayed to 2021
  •  Call of Duty BO CW Season One arrives

 

  • Tips and picks
  •  Tip of the week: Microsoft Authenticator
  •  App pick of the week: Brave newsreader, Amazon Luna on Android and the web, Firefox on M1 Macs.
  •  Enterprise picks of the week: Studio Alpha, Microsoft certifications getting free renewals
  •  Cocktail pick of the holidays: If Nana Only Knew

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