Windows Weekly (MP3)

Surface Rumors go round and round

  • Surface Go with Core m3 rumored - This is what the processor should have always been.
  • Microsoft patents a portable speaker. It's almost certainly for businesses.
  • October 2 is just 3 weeks away

Windows 10

  • Microsoft finally details what's new in Windows 10 version 19H2, makes it available to all Insiders (in Slow)
  • Your Phone calling functionality is coming to non-Samsung handsets
  • New 20H1 builds today: WSL improvements, last week: New 20H1 build brings renamable virtual desktops.

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux eventually. (So, too, is the new Microsoft Edge. Plus a look back at Office for Linux.)
  • Semi-related: Richard Stallman gave a talk about free software at MS last week. Not kidding

Mobile

  • New Microsoft To-Do looks like old Wunderlist - Announced right after Wunderlist founder offered to buy back the app from Microsoft
  • TomTom expands its deal with Microsoft to include connected vehicles

Microsoft, the musical

  • Microsoft interns release a goofy musical video explaining that it's actually fun to work at Microsoft. No, really. They're happy not working at Google. Probably.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Microsoft (often) offers the best trade-in value on Galaxy Note 10, 10+
  • Looking for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10+? Microsoft might be your best bet. But you gotta move quick.
  • More: Windows 10 Field Guide has been updated for 19H2
  • More: Gears 5 is now available to everyone. But don't buy it. Do this instead.
  • App pick of the week: Vivaldi
  • More: Microsoft's first new PowerToys are out. One of them is worth considering.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) evaluation lab
  • Codename pick of the week: Manganese
  • Whiskey picks of the week: Macallan 12 Year Old, Aberlour A'bunadh

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