Four years ago this week, Windows 10 was born
- Threshold 1 hit on July 29, 2015
- We first got official word about it in September 2014 (launch of preview); then more in Jan. 2015. Leaks before that.
- The bests and worsts about WaaS. What surprised us re: changes Microsoft made – and didn't -- during the past four years.
- Related: New survey finds one third of companies have at least one XP device still on their network
And in more current Windows 10 news...
- Microsoft explains what happened with self-leaked build last week
- Related: Last week's Win 10 20H1 test build now supports a separate and redesigned Cortana app
- Related: New 20H1 test build today adds snip & sketch updates. No cloud reset/refresh yet
- Windows 10 1903 hits 11.4 percent usage share
- New Win Server 20H1 build out this week adds FIDO2 authentication support
- Original HoloLens won't be getting any more Windows 10 feature updates beyond 1809
- Walking Cat spotted Beta and Stable channel leaks for Chredge. (I downloaded the beta one – I'm living on the Edge! TM (I think you mean Living on the Chredge! TM)
Skype for Business Online gets a cut-off date: July 2021
- In two years, Microsoft will make Skype for Biz Online inaccessible. Teams is the way forward
- Microsoft also officially committed to providing Skype Consumer to Teams interop by Q1 2020
- What about Skype Consumer's future? MS is not commenting, but Teams for Life seems to be on the way
- xCloud moves closer to public testing
- Microsoft is kicking Cortana off Xbox too
- There are new Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Games with Gold titles for August
Tips and picks
- Tip of the week: Don't travel internationally without this tech
- A good VPN, I use ExpressVPN
- Google Translate
- A travel power strip (U.S.-based) with USB ports - Also, a USB-C mini-hub with Ethernet
- App pick of the week: Google Chrome 76
- App pick of the week: DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 come to mobile and Switch!
- Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft buys BlueTalon
- Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: It's time to check out Microsoft Learn (again)
- Beer pick of the week: Austin EastCiders Rose Dry Cider
Want a cross between a cider and a rose wine? Here you go. From Austin, Texas, a refreshing, dry cider made with hibiscus and rose: https://austineastciders.com/products/rose-cider "This is rose done the Texas way"
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