WW 636: Redmondology Aug. 29, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) Microsoft Surface event October 2 in NYC * Microsoft is holding a hardware event on October 2. Here's what we expect. * Note: There might be more than just Surface hardware here, as MS is calling it "Microsoft Event," like they did last year * Other guesses: Teams for Life, Surface earbuds or...LiteOS? Windows 10 * AdDuplex data: Windows 10 version 1903 has catapulted into a first-place tie for Windows 10 usage! * Some customers are getting a one-year Windows 7 support extension * This isn't what you think it is. It's not XP all over again …



Microsoft Surface event October 2 in NYC

  • Microsoft is holding a hardware event on October 2. Here's what we expect.
  • Note: There might be more than just Surface hardware here, as MS is calling it "Microsoft Event," like they did last year
  • Other guesses: Teams for Life, Surface earbuds or...LiteOS?

Windows 10

  • AdDuplex data: Windows 10 version 1903 has catapulted into a first-place tie for Windows 10 usage!
  • Some customers are getting a one-year Windows 7 support extension
  • This isn't what you think it is. It's not XP all over again
  • Related: Kaspersky says more than half of SMB PCs still on Windows 7
  • Dutch privacy watchdog complains about Windows 10 data collection, again
  • Seriously. Microsoft can fix this very easily
  • And here's Apple, showing the right way to do it: Opt-in
  • 19H2 heads to Release Preview
  • Could 19H2/1909 be more screwed up? The Insider Program found a way!

Mobile and more

  • Your Phone suffers a one-day outage - Was it all the Note 10 users??
  • Microsoft is bringing Dark Mode to core apps on Android, iOS, and web
  • MS Authenticator backup on Android

Xbox

  • Mixer's improvements begin with Streamer Review

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Give your favorite Mixer creator a free gift
  • Windows history of the week: Asteroid, NepTune, and Triton
  • Developer pick of the week: Microsoft's exFAT coming to the Linux kernel?
  • Codename pick of the week: Vanadium
  • Bonus: Check out this cool Bloomberg special issue on the periodic table
  • Beer pick of the week: Anchor Brewing Brewer's Pale Galaxy Hop Blend

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