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

Apr 21st 2021

Windows Weekly 721

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Microsoft Cloud PC, Linux GUI apps on WSL, Edge 90
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Microsoft Cloud PC, Linux GUI apps on WSL, Edge 90

What's new in Windows

  •  Microsoft marches toward launching its 'Cloud PC' service, possibly this summer
  •  New Windows 10 test build adds first preview of Linux GUI apps on WSL
  •  News and Interests Flyout Comes to Beta and Release Preview Rings
  •  Microsoft is (Probably) Killing Timeline Now, Too
  •  Microsoft is building a new app store for Windows 10 in major revitalization effort
  •  Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps'


Edging along …

  • Microsoft rolls out Edge 90, with new history search, Kids Mode, to mainstream users
  • Microsoft Edge 90 Launches with Password Monitor, More
  • Microsoft takes a step toward unifying its Edge codebase across all platforms
  •  You Can Test the Unified Microsoft Edge Codebase on Android
  •  Microsoft Doesn’t Commit to Blocking FLoC


Dev

  • Microsoft's Visual Studio 2022 is moving to 64-bit
  • Microsoft Announces ID@Azure


Xbox

  • Microsoft talks with Discord end with no buy for now: Report
  •  Microsoft Brings Cloud Gaming to iOS and the PC in Beta
  •  Microsoft Partnered with Rainway on Xbox Cloud Gaming
  •  Microsoft Announces More Xbox Game Pass Titles for April
  •  April Updates for Xbox Bring Changes to Console, Mobile


Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Use OneDrive's Known Folder Backup
  •  App pick of the week: Stardock Multiplicity KVM
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft has big datacenter build-out plans
  •  Codename pick of the week: Santa Cruz
  •  Beer pick of the week: Brewing Ectogasm

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