WW 584: What's The Vig? Aug. 29, 2018

from Windows Weekly (MP3)· ·

Windows Weekly (Audio) * Xbox All Access is real goes live in the US. What is this thing? It's a subscription-based financing option that points to the future. * Intel announces "new" 8th-generation Core chips. But only the Wi-Fi is new. * IFA: PC makers announce new PCs. It's like CES 2. * Windows 10 Build 17746 puts Your Phone in Release Preview, but no new features. * Sticky Notes 3 is official, available to Skip Ahead Insiders * Wish List is coming to the Microsoft Store * Related: Microsoft is warning users on Windows 10 version 1607 to upgrade …



  • Xbox All Access is real goes live in the US. What is this thing? It's a subscription-based financing option that points to the future.
    • Intel announces "new" 8th-generation Core chips. But only the Wi-Fi is new.
    • IFA: PC makers announce new PCs. It's like CES 2.
    • Windows 10 Build 17746 puts Your Phone in Release Preview, but no new features.
    • Sticky Notes 3 is official, available to Skip Ahead Insiders
    • Wish List is coming to the Microsoft Store
    • Related: Microsoft is warning users on Windows 10 version 1607 to upgrade
    • Related: Why did the HP CEO undermine the entire PC industry?
    • Related: The bizarre story of the new zero-day Windows vulnerability
    • Microsoft announces OneDrive for Business features, calls it OneDrive and confuses everyone. Again.
    • Microsoft Teams picks up "feature parity" with Skype for Business. Just kidding.
    • Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive all have over 500 million downloads on the Play Store. So does Word.
    • Microsoft is reorganizing the Games library screen on Xbox One, again
    • Microsoft announces a white Elite controller - but it's the old design, wtf - WHERE IS THE NEW VERSION??? (MJF: "Settle down, Game Boy!")

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: You can use your Xbox One controller on Android now
  • App pick of the week: Get the Pixel launcher(ish) on almost any Android handset
  • Bonus pick: Modern Warfare 2 is on Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: The end of hybrid Intune support is coming
  • Codename pick of the week: TDBN (Tidbin)
  • Beer pick of the week: Jack's Abby House Lager

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