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

Dec 30th 2020

Windows Weekly 705

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What you can expect from Microsoft in 2021
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Microsoft news from the past two weeks
  •  Microsoft is designing its own ARM chips
  •  Windows 10 version 20H2 is already on 13.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs
  •  Google and Facebook colluded on online ads
  •  Apple's response to Facebook full-page ads is priceless
  •  Microsoft Edge is out for M1-based Macs
  •  Together Mode comes to Skype
  •  Flight Sim is now available in VR
  •  Games with Gold for January


Our 2021 predictions

  •  Five Microsoft technologies to watch in 2021


  •  Windows 10
  •  Windows 10X
  •  Windows on ARM
  •  Android on Windows 10 (Project Latte)
  •  Cloud PC
  •  Windows Server


  •  Surface Duo 2
  •  New Surface Pro, ProX, Book
  • Any 10X devices from Surface in 2021? Rumors say no.


  • M365: Teams, first-line workers, and bears (oh my)
  • Azure – more regions, more AWS-competitive services, more AI
  •  Universal Search and MetaOS/Fluid Framework


  •  Console
  •  Cloud streaming


  •  Chredge, Bing, and MSN
  •  Teams consumer v. Skype


  •  Project Reunion
  •  PWAs

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Lose yourself in a tech podcast
  •  App pick of the year: Affinity Photo
  •  Enterprise picks of the week: Using Microsoft 365 Defender to protect against Solorigate, Azure free account users get 5 more services
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin Happy New Beer

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