WW 633: The Oprah of Mixer Aug. 8, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) Samsung Unpacked * Microsoft rumored---then confirmed---to be at today's Galaxy Note 10 launch. With the marketing materials leaking, we have some clues as to what they will add to this event: * S Pen compatibility for Office - similar to iPad support earlier * (Maybe) Office support for Dex desktop mode? * (Maybe) Xbox/gaming partnership - Could Note 10 be a premier xCloud experience? Windows * Not news: Windows 10 no longer a "cornerstone" product for Microsoft * There's no such thing as a great $500 Windows laptop. Why? And what can Microsoft do to fix this? …



Samsung Unpacked

  • Microsoft rumored---then confirmed---to be at today's Galaxy Note 10 launch. With the marketing materials leaking, we have some clues as to what they will add to this event:
  • S Pen compatibility for Office - similar to iPad support earlier
  • (Maybe) Office support for Dex desktop mode?
  • (Maybe) Xbox/gaming partnership - Could Note 10 be a premier xCloud experience?

Windows

  • Not news: Windows 10 no longer a "cornerstone" product for Microsoft
  • There's no such thing as a great $500 Windows laptop. Why? And what can Microsoft do to fix this?
  • New Windows 10 20H1 build is out today with a few minor updates and tweaks
  • Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 will get a cloud restore feature
  • Microsoft to finally disable VBScript in Windows 7, 8.1 IE
  • Related: Remember the Browser Ballot Box? Google's doing it in Android with both web browsers and search engines. And the latter will come with a twist.

Xbox

  • Microsoft teams with Ninja. Over 20 years old? Let me explain.
  • Microsoft will ship 60 new Xbox games in 6 weeks
  • Microsoft announces a sweeping set of Gears 5-inspired Xbox hardware
  • Xbox Live outage has the Chicken Littles freaking out about xCloud

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Windows 10 Field Guide
  • App pick of the week: Windows Terminal
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Dedicated Host
  • Enterprise pick No. 2: Your Home Use Rights just changed, enterprise users.
  • Beer pick of the week: Talea Beer

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