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

Mar 24th 2021

Windows Weekly 717

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Microsoft might buy Discord, Intel's U.S.-based fabs, Xbox Live renamed
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Category: News

Microsoft might buy Discord, Intel's U.S.-based fabs, Xbox Live renamed.

Corporate

  •  Microsoft to Soft Open its Headquarters on March 29
  •  Microsoft to partially reopen its Redmond campus March 29 and possibly fully reopen on July 6
  •  Microsoft creates 15,000-member 'Digital Transformation Platform Group' in latest reorg
  •  An update on Exchange hacks
  •  Intel to Build Two U.S.-Based Fabs


Windows 10

  •  New Windows Insider Dev Build Brings New Explorer Icons, More
  •  Windows 10 21H1 now available for 'commercial pre-release validation'


Web browsers

  •  Microsoft and Google Partner on Web Browser Compatibility
  •  Google Brings Live Captioning to Google Chrome
  •  Vivaldi 3.7 Makes Massive Performance Gains


Xbox

  • Microsoft May Buy Discord for $10+ Billion
  • Microsoft Renames Xbox Live
  • Microsoft Partners with Twitch on Indie Games Showcase
  • First Impressions: Xbox Wireless Headset
  • GeForce NOW Raises Prices, But Not for Founders


Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Convert a Word document to a PowerPoint presentation
  •  App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge Dev
  •  Enterprise picks of the week: Microsoft Workplace Index 2021
  •  Codename pick of the week: Narya
  •  Beer pick of the week: Great Notion Afterglow

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