Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Jun 9th 2021

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Making sense of Windows 11
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Category: News

Making sense of Windows 11

  • Microsoft pauses Windows 10 preview builds ahead of 'Windows 11' event
  •  Microsoft's doc sheds light on upcoming Windows 10 versions
  •  Microsoft accidentally confirms Windows Sun Valley update
  • Is an Android emulator coming to Windows 11?

More Windows

  •  Microsoft Renames Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure Virtual Desktop
  •  Microsoft rebrands WVD as 'Azure Virtual Desktop'; adds new app-streaming pricing option
  •  Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Partner on Browser Extensions
  •  Samsung Galaxy Book Go Brings Snapdragon on the Cheap

Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft Brings New Voice Features to Outlook for iOS
  • Microsoft begins rolling out its Scheduler meeting service, plus more Outlook voice features on iOS
  •  Microsoft adds 'lightweight' Visio web app for no extra fee to Microsoft 365 for business plans
  • OneDrive to be M1-Native on Mac by Late 2021


  •  Xbox Series X Revisited

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Check out the Xbox summer sale!
  • Save up to 75 percent on games at the Xbox Deals Unlocked sale.
  •  App pick of the week: Vivaldi 4.0
  •  The new Vivaldi adds beta Mail, Calendar, and Feeds app, integrated translations, lots of privacy controls, and some new modes.
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: The Empire strikes back (over SAP)
  •  There's been noise lately about whether SAP is going to continue to say its preferred cloud is Azure (or if it will default to customer choice). Today, Microsoft struck back with a blog post of its own on the matter, proclaiming SAP is all in on Azure
  •  Codename pick of the week: Fire Steel
  •  Fire Steel is an internal Microsoft tool related to Windows 11 development. Windows Central's Zac Bowden said Fire Steel is what MS is using to build "Cherry Hill" (experience packages for Win11) for Sun Valley.
  • Beer pick of the week: Transmitter T1 Triple
  • Belgian triples are excellent. I hadn't had one for a while but this past weekend had an excellent one from Transmitter, an NYC brewery. 9.1%, lots of Belgian yeast, stone fruit flavor.

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