Windows 10 1909: Coming to you in November
- Windows 10 1909 is moving to the Release Preview ring in preparation for a November launch
- This feature update will be like a Cumulative Update (small/fast) if you are on 1903; regular otherwise
- Revisiting the new features in 1909 (which will be off by default)
- Finally, Microsoft is being clear about RTM (without using those three banned letters)
- Related: Dona Sarkar is hanging up her Insider-chief. What's going on there? Is this part of some bigger changes internally? MJ: It's all about the Power Platform! :)
- Plus: Your Phone in Windows 10 can now make/take phone calls
- Windows Virtual Desktop is GA
Virtualize all the Windows 7, 10 and Office 365 ProPlus things
Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 1903 Blocking Issue for Surface Book 2
Microsoft hardware event, one week later
- Microsoft's embrace of USB-C is good enough
- Surface business customers will get an option for Intel-based 15-inch Surface Laptops (not AMD)
Related: Fix for disappearing GPU for Surface Book 2 is finally rolling out
More thoughts on the Surface Duo/Neo: What's the dev story?
- MJ: Betting there's an M365 Developer Platform angle
- PT: XAML Islands/WinUI 3 will be key
- Windows 10X: What's inside
But what about Duo? Android was the right choice, sure. But what about devs?
- You can now use an Xbox Wireless Controller in iOS 13. Here's what it's like. - Also, you can buy an Xbox Wireless Controller from Apple now too
- October 2019 Xbox Update is now available on Xbox One consoles
MJ: What's up with everyone quitting? Mike Ybarra, the two Mixer/Beam founders? Is xCloud going to shake up everything inside and out??
Tip of the week: Store your secrets in OneDrive Personal Vault
- Plus: OneDrive gets multiple instances on iPad
- Tip pick of the week #2: Get Xbox Pass Ultimate, Get 6 Mos of Spotify for free
- Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 7 ESUs are going to be available to SMBs, too
- Codename pick: Unity
- Beer pick of the week: Prairie Artisan Ales Basic Becky
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