Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Jan 6th 2021

Windows Weekly 706

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Hackers Viewed MS Source Code, Azure Modular Datacenters, Xbox Shortages

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Category: News

SolarWinds hackers viewed MS source code, 21H1 and the future of Windows 10, and Xbox Series X|S shortages.

  • The future of Windows 10 (and lack of information): Microsoft tests 'news and interests' feature in the taskbar, and rumor is testers should move soon if they want to keep testing 21H1.
  •  Microsoft mulligans: New 'Sun Valley' Windows 10 UX for version 2021, 'One Outlook' to unify desktop and web-based clients, and history/tabs sync is coming to Edge.
  •  Cloud: More on Microsoft's Azure-in-a-shipping-container MDC
  •  More SolarWinds fallout: Microsoft says hackers viewed some of its source code but didn't try to attack the corporate domain.
  •  Xbox: Microsoft to address Series X|S shortages, RIP Minecraft Earth, the first Game Pass titles of 2021, and Bloomberg's piece on Xbox's creation and 20-year history.

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Paul's OCD file management tips 
  •  App pick of the week: Newsfeed apps The Old Reader and NewsBlur
  •  Developer pick of the week: Learn web dev on GitHub
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Azure AD is going to four nines
  •  Beer pick of the week: Threes Brewing Volition

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