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

Apr 17th 2019

Windows Weekly 617

It's Pronounced XBox One "Sharday"

Surface Hub 2S, Xbox One SADE
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Category: News

This Week's Stories:

  • Microsoft launches Surface Hub 2S: pricing, specs, and availability.
  • An 85-inch version is on the way, and there's a Surface Hub 2 display coming, too.
  • Xbox One S All-Digital Edition debuts will cost $250.
  • Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
  • Sony describes next-gen console before Microsoft - when we can expect Xbox v.Next news?
  • Microsoft reveals E3 plans.
  • Microsoft is working with Warner Bros. on a Minecraft movie for some reason.
  • Xbox One April 2019 Update is here, but it's a minor release.
  • One week (or more) with the new Edge: It's a winner.
  • Firefox for ARM - Those hardy few with Windows 10 on ARM PCs can now use a native version of the Firefox web browser in the Beta channel.
  • Microsoft confirms that some Outlook.com accounts were compromised,
  • Microsoft will not provide facial recognition tech to California.
  • Microsoft to release Surface Buds - an idea Paul proposed in January.
  • Microsoft kills a misfit Surface Go configuration.
  • Acer announces a new premium brand called ConceptD. I think they may be on to something.
  • HP debuts new EliteBooks, Zbook portable workstations, and more.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Microsoft/Xbox Store is hosting a Spring Sale.
  • Plus: Numskull announced a fun new range of officially-sanctioned Xbox merchandise.
  • Plus: Want to clean install Windows 10 version 1903 right now. Here's how.
  • PLUS! The Office Home Use Program is live for Office 365 Home and Personal!
  • App pick of the week: Forza Street
  • Enterprise pick of the week: JEDI bidding is down to two.
  • Codename pick of the week: Bosque
  • Beer pick of the week: Citizen Cider bRose 

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