Windows Weekly (MP3)

Windows Weekly (MP3)

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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft. Records live at http://twit.tv/live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

Episodes

WW 494: The Surface in Studio  

Leo reviews the Surface Studio. It's expensive and underpowered, but beautiful and incredibly fun to use. Leo's verdict: "I just love it so damn much." Microsoft's bold next step for the Windows Insider Program: change the world. Shocker: Windows phone sales collapsed in 2016. HoloLens heads to Japan with Unity support. Microsoft has a private phone line for Surface Studio support to make sure your new device is perfect. iFixit has a Surface Studio teardown. Xbox One was the best-selling console on Black Friday - but not November as a whole.

• Tip of the week: Getting started with OneNote

• App pick of the week: Microsoft Clip Layer for Android

• Enterprise pick of the week: Azure N Series VMs • Codename pick of the week: Asimov

• Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2016

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 493: Two People and a Ham  

Microsoft is working to bring x86 apps to Windows on ARM. Windows Holographic minimum requirements revealed. The problem with Windows is the past. Microsoft's "most ultimate mobile device," eh? Microsoft offers concessions to EU regulators over LinkedIn purchase. Satya Nadella finally rips Tim Cook a new one. Yes, obviously, Xbox Project Scorpio will be a premium console. Microsoft details Holiday Update for Minecraft on consoles.

Tip of the week: Use Cortana to make to-do listsApp pick of the week: Microsoft Solitaire Collection for Android and iOSEnterprise pick of the week: Outlook and EASCodename pick of the week: Drawbridge Beer pick of the week: Westmalle Tripel

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 492: Amsterdamned  

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation, 15 years of Xbox, Visual Studio 2017 is almost here, & a live demonstration of HoloLens over Skype.

Tip of the week: Use Skype without an accountApp pick of the week: PhotoScanner for Android/iOSEnterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit gets an updateCodename pick of the week: Kona and CaboBeer pick of the week: Jopen Johannieter

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 491: Sticky Notes Insight  

Why did Steve Ballmer spill Microsoft secrets? Patch Tuesday brings a fix for the security flaw discovered by Google. Leaked renders: will Microsoft enable Windows 10 Mobile on Intel processors? Oh, by the way, that wasn't a Surface Phone. New Skype Insiders Program. Microsoft patents a Surface Pen strap charger. Quit kvetching about dongles!

Tip of the week: Want an iPhone? Buy a refurbished model and save bigApp pick of the week: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare with Modern Warfare Remastered Enterprise pick of the week: EMET gets an updated end of support dateBonus Enterprise pick of the week: Two Office 365 SMB plans are adding back Access databaseOne more enterprise pick (in place of the codename this week): SharePoint Server Feature Pack 1Beer of the Week: La Trappe Quad

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 490: Drunken Doughnuts  

Microsoft introduces Teams, their Slack competitor. Terry Myerson unplugged, but not unhinged. Windows as a service isn't working. Surface Studio: a concept years in the making; a price tag a lifetime in the paying off. Paint 3D available for Windows Insiders.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 489: The Creators Edition  

In-depth discussion of Microsoft's Creators Edition update / Surface Studio event. The Surface Studio is a new premium all-in-one PC aimed at creative professionals. Paired with the Surface Pen, and new Surface Dial, the Surface Studio folds down to become an easel and features the thinnest touchscreen available on a computer. Coming next Spring, the Windows 10 Creators Edition update will come with a new 3D-focused Microsoft Paint, Windows Capture 3D, and new 3D functionality in Office apps like PowerPoint.

•Mary Jo is at the event, and has her hands-on reaction.

•Guest Greg Sullivan, Director in Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft talks about Hololens, Creators Edition update, and running Windows apps in VR/AR.

•Leo, Paul, and Mary Jo all question whether Microsoft's focus on creators and 3D will pay off.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Guest: Greg Sullivan

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 488: Don't Be a Gooney Booster  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft is holding three events in the next three weeks: the October 26th event that might feature new Surface hardware, an Office event on November 2nd that might introduce Slack competitor Skype Teams, and Microsoft Connect () on November 16th. We now have a launch window for Redstone 2: March 2017. What's new with Outlook and Skype? What is the future of Cortana? Does Microsoft want to be just an enterprise company that also makes video games? Bill Belichick tosses his Surface - exactly how bad is the publicity Microsoft got from its NFL deal? Microsoft still needs EU approval for its LinkedIn merger.

Is Microsoft going to make a "Cortana Cube" Amazon Echo / Google Home competitor? Mary Jo thinks not.Paul thinks Microsoft should stop holding all their events in New York City.Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 487: Borking as a Service  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott

Microsoft is heading to NYC in late October. But is this a Windows event? A hardware event? Both? What we expect to see, and what we expect not to see. Does Microsoft even need Windows anymore? Of course. But for how long? What's the end game here? Leo's Surface Book got borked by the last Windows update. Microsoft issued a scripting fix. Yesterday was Microsoft's first big Patch Tuesday - what will it bork this time? So far, reports are good...

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 486: Women Who Love First-Person Shooters  

Hosts: Megan Morrone, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott

Microsoft disbands the Band plans (possibly forever), lessons from this week's Google launch for Microsoft and its partners/users, Windows 10 Anniversary Update updating woes, Microsoft reorganizes its Applications Services Group, Paul finally goes hands-on with the new Outlook.com, Microsoft's new feud with Salesforce, October's Games With Gold for Xbox One, OneDrive UWP adds offline support, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 485: Live From Microsoft Ignite  

Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott are at Ignite, where the venue is huge and...cold! Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is scheduled to be generally available in mid-October, Microsoft says Windows 10 is on 400 million active devices, some Adobe services are moving to Azure, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, Nadella and the four AI pillars, a OneDrive Placeholder tease, September Office 365 updates, Skype for iOS, Workday, Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One, Mary Jo hits Paul, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 484: Microsoft for Life!  

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft rolls out update to remove 'Get Windows 10' app, a preview of Microsoft SMS Relay, this week in layoffs, the launch of the Nokia 216 phone, Microsoft changes its 'Health' fitness apps' name, Azure customers get hit with a DNS outage, the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle, Gears of War 4 goes gold, a way to de-Apple one's iPhone, Campo Santo's Firewatch game comes to the Xbox One with an audio tour, version 1 of 'Bletchley' Azure blockchain delivered, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 483: The Crumb in the Corner  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

The Surface Cardinal, the possible end of Band, the slow Anniversary rollout, build 14926 for insiders, Centennial Bridge, Sunrise features on Outlook for Android/iOS, the quiet departure of company veterans, Recore for Xbox Play Anywhere, new Halo 5 content, free Audible channels for Prime members, Twitter for Xbox One, Service Fabric preview for Linux, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 482: Five Bank Robberies  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

The possibility of a fall hardware event for Microsoft, Microsoft talks up Windows Holographic at WinHEC in December, what's next for Microsoft Surface and the rumored Surface Phone, could Microsoft have won the mobile market? We also hear about how Mary Jo and Paul got into the business, and more.

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 481: Kabinakagami Lake  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

Windows 10 Build 14915 is now out for PC and mobile, Outlookgate, Microsoft is apparently expanding its Outlook.com premium pilot, Batterygate looks to be over, Kaby Lake officially arrives, new Office updates, a tip to hide Cortana, the Battlefield 1 Open Beta, Playstation Now becomes available, Office Lens goes UWP, Microsoft tries to win over VMware users with new promo, and Brewery Maker by Jack's Abby!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 480: Webcamgate  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft open-sources PowerShell and brings it to Linux and Mac OS, Parallels Desktop may be the best way to run Windows on a Mac, Surface Pro 3 Battery Fix is coming, Surface gets a puff piece, Amazon’s New UWP App has almost no settings, Paul explains how he's living in an Android world, Xbox gets a major system update, Playstation takes a page from Xbox and announces similar new features/products, 4K for the win, Vinci for Windows Phone resembles Prisma, Microsoft buys Genee, Project Sonoma is available in private preview for iOS/Android, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 479: Luke, I am Your NodeName  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott

Surface vs. iPad Pro ad by Microsoft, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC & Mobile, Windows Holographic is coming to Windows 10 next year, a monthly patch schedule for Windows 7/8.1, Anniversary Update is rolled out for Windows 10 Mobile, Paul says the Xbox One S is a definite improvement, Xbox Wireless tech is coming to PCs, A $100 "Woku" might be the cheapest way to get Groove/Movies & TV into the living room, and the makers of Limbo turn up with an amazing game. Plus, Open Mind Studio, Pike's Peak, Key Lime Gose, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 478: It's the Cupping, Leo!  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley

Two feature pack/upgrades are on the roadmap for 2017 (RS2 and RS3), Redstone 2 test builds starting up again soon, Microsoft is not renaming Windows 10 Mobile to Windows 10 for phones, Placeholder support for OneDrive, Windows 10 rollback period cut, a number of posts claiming Win 10 Anniversary is incompatible, MS issues CUs for all flavors of Windows 10, a firmware update for Surface 3, how to cast from a phone to a Windows 10 Anniversary PC, a tale of the golden keys, Kaspersky, device management limits, Amiga games in web browser, Groove Music, Sway for Windows 10 is updated, Common Data Model is now in public preview, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 477: Another Question from LonnDawg  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is back, Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives, Xbox One S 2 TB launch edition takes off, Peter Bright inexplicably is allowed to become an American citizen, valid Windows 7/8.x retail product key still installs Windows 10, HoloLens was updated, Windows 10 Mobile was NOT updated, Cortana for Android and iOS now supports photo reminders, Games with Gold includes Spelunky, Windows Camera for Windows 10 Mobile, Starbucks app for Windows 10 Mobile is now available, Microsoft pushes enterprise over Pro for businesses, and more!

WW 476: Citizen Pizza  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley

Guest: Peter Bright

ChakraCore, Windows 10 Pro Education, the 14393 Preview build, Windows Ink, Edge and extensions, Microsoft's intents around Steam, the final days of the free Windows 10 upgrade, a fix for Surface Pro 3 battery issues, Xbox One S bundles, Microsoft Pix for iPhone, and more discussed by Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Ars Technica's Peter Bright!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

WW 475: Jaunty Pix  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Brad Sams, Mary Jo Foley

Brad Sams is here today, skyping in from his redstone-lined bunker. Xbox console down, but Xbox Live members up, Microsoft says they'll start giving us more regular updates on Windows 10 milestones, Insiders get preview of Universal Skype app for Windows Phones, Microsoft to sell Surface covers with NFL team logos, Xbox One S coming Aug. 2 (2TB version), Groove Music gets updated, Windows Camera app gets panorama mode, and more!

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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