WW 646: Sort of Live From Ignite Nov. 6, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) We're at Ignite in Orlando, Florida this week, and there's a lot going on! Azure goes to the edge * Microsoft's new hybrid 2.0 strategy includes other clouds Power Platform * Microsoft rebrands Flow to Power Automate, adds no-code virtual agents * Related: Microsoft relents on Power Platform self-servicing purchase changes Microsoft 365/Office 365 * Microsoft announces Project Cortex * Microsoft puts Cortana in Outlook Mobile (and other mobile apps, plus a new male voice) * Related: Microsoft is killing the standalone Cortana app on mobile(!) * Microsoft Office app is going to Android and iOS * …



We're at Ignite in Orlando, Florida this week, and there's a lot going on!

Azure goes to the edge

  • Microsoft's new hybrid 2.0 strategy includes other clouds

Power Platform

  • Microsoft rebrands Flow to Power Automate, adds no-code virtual agents
  • Related: Microsoft relents on Power Platform self-servicing purchase changes

Microsoft 365/Office 365

  • Microsoft announces Project Cortex
  • Microsoft puts Cortana in Outlook Mobile (and other mobile apps, plus a new male voice)
  • Related: Microsoft is killing the standalone Cortana app on mobile(!)
  • Microsoft Office app is going to Android and iOS
  • Excel gets natural language queries
  • Outlook gets a modern new look everywhere but Windows
  • Teams heads to Linux, gets major features update

Microsoft Edge

  • The new Edge will be the only Edge starting January 15
  • Microsoft reveals new Edge logo over the past weekend and then ships it in a new build
  • Here's how to get it immediately if you're already using Edge
  • Here's how Microsoft will refer to old Edge and new Edge

Surface

  • Surface heads into businesses with a three-pronged strategy
  • Related: New Surface PC experience updates - Paul - Mary Jo

Dev

  • WinUI 3.0 goes into alpha preview

Windows 10

  • New Windows 10 20H1 build adds a new feature, finally: It's called Quick Searches
  • Skip Ahead Ring is going away

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Get ready for Black Friday!
  • App pick of the week: OneNote 2016
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Is the Azure cloud full?
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft Managed Rooms
  • Beverage pick of the week: Writers' Tears Irish Whiskey

Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Mikah Sargent

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