WW 637: A Portion of Insiders Sept. 5, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) The Internet-centric Windows that could have been... * Heading into 1997, Microsoft planned to replace Windows with an Internet platform that would be open and cross-platform. What happened? And what might the world have been like if it hadn't switched back to a Windows-based strategy? IFA News * Anything interesting coming out of IFA so far? Acer and Razer * Other hardware stuff: USB4 = USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, as expected, and HoloLens 2 could go on sale starting this month Windows 10 * New 20H1 build adds promised cloud-reset option, new tablet mode * 19H2: Still …



The Internet-centric Windows that could have been...

  • Heading into 1997, Microsoft planned to replace Windows with an Internet platform that would be open and cross-platform. What happened? And what might the world have been like if it hadn't switched back to a Windows-based strategy?

IFA News

  • Anything interesting coming out of IFA so far? Acer and Razer
  • Other hardware stuff: USB4 = USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, as expected, and HoloLens 2 could go on sale starting this month

Windows 10

  • New 20H1 build adds promised cloud-reset option, new tablet mode
  • 19H2: Still an undecipherable mess. But RTMing "soon" - if only we could test it
  • Microsoft has released ISOs for Insiders for 19H2 and 20H1 this week
  • Windows 10 1903 users: Beware of a CPU spike introduced by an optional Cumulative Update last week
  • Related: Microsoft confirms no more Flash in Chredge towards the end of 2020

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: It's that time of the month again. Microsoft details Xbox Game Pass and Games with Gold titles for console and PC
  • App pick of the week: Firefox 69
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft starts posting Ignite sessions
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: VMWare and Microsoft make nice
  • Beer pick of the week: Jack's Abby S'mores

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