WW 541: Podcats Oct. 26, 2017

from Windows Weekly (MP3)· ·

A week in: How's the Fall Creators Update rollout going? Surprisingly well, though not flawless. Plus: Hands-on (again) with Windows Mixed Reality. What it is, what it isn't Windows Phone rollout still hasn't happened. (Coming this week, supposedly.) Windows Server 1709: What's missing? HoloLens is not going to get the Fall Creators Update at all. (What do we make of that?) Related: A new Redstone 4 test build (17025) just appeared before the show began The first (and maybe only?) Cortana powered speaker: The Invoke. We got to test these out for a week. Our verdicts? MJF: Nice, but not ...



A week in: How's the Fall Creators Update rollout going? Surprisingly well, though not flawless. Plus: Hands-on (again) with Windows Mixed Reality. What it is, what it isn't

Windows Phone rollout still hasn't happened. (Coming this week, supposedly.) Windows Server 1709: What's missing? HoloLens is not going to get the Fall Creators Update at all. (What do we make of that?) Related: A new Redstone 4 test build (17025) just appeared before the show began

The first (and maybe only?) Cortana powered speaker: The Invoke. We got to test these out for a week. Our verdicts? MJF: Nice, but not a must-have. PT: A beautiful device, but... Related: Cortana gets a major update on iOS, Android

Xbox roundup: global launch happening for Xbox One X on Nov. 7. Original Xbox games now available on Xbox One. RIP, Microsoft Kinect. Related: Mixer broadcasting integrated into Minecraft. Related: The mysterious case of Halo: Master Chief Collection

• Tip of the week: Get ready for Xbox One X
Plus: Big Halloween games sale for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Plus: We figured out OneDrive Files on Demand

• App pick of the week: Kindle for Android and iOS gets a major update

• Enterprise pick of the week: Roadmap (take 1) for the Skype for Biz- MS Teams migration
Bonus enterprise pick: K is for Kubernetes

• Codename pick of the week: Fission
Fission was the original codename for the emulator for Xbox games backward compatibility. (The IGN 'untold story' on the backward compatibility stuff has other codenames, anecdotes, etc.)

Beer of the Week: Citizen Cider: The Dirty Mayor

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