Windows Weekly

Jun 20th 2018

Windows Weekly 575

COD Cake

1803 Problems, Fortnite Ascendant
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Category: News
  • Satya Nadella speaks out against US immigration policy.
  • Controversy of the week: April 2018 Update is fully deployable or something.
  • Windows 10 Redstone 5: Microsoft is (finally) bringing SwiftKey to Windows 10 (and, at some point, autoplay blocking to Edge).
  • Windows Server 2019: Microsoft releases first test build with Hyper-V 2019 preview.
  • Microsoft's buying spree continues: Microsoft buys Flipgrid in continued education push, AI startup Bonsai.
  • Adobe, Microsoft team on integrated PDF services for Office 365 commercial.
  • Evernote comes to Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft tries to be the un-Amazon for retail.
  • No, Office 365 is not being completely rewritten in JavaScript.
  • Mobile: Paul is trying to transition to Microsoft Launcher on Android. Why? Also, Microsoft Edge for Android will soon feature integrated ad blocking.
  • Xbox/games: the circle is now complete: COD: Modern Warfare 3 is now on Backward Compatibility, Fortnite is so successful that it's going to ruin Call of Duty.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Use Microsoft Rewards
  • App pick of the week: Google Podcasts and Tubi
  • Codename pick of the week: Midori, Lingo, Lexington, Gibson
  • Beer pick of the week: Revival Brewing Night Swimah

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