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

Sep 18th 2019

Windows Weekly 639

Cortana on the Down Low

October 2 Event, Gears of War 5
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October 2 event preview: we can't stop speculating

  •  It's not just hardware, and it's not just Surface: Event will highlight services and experiences too.
  •  Also: 15-inch Surface Laptop rumored
  •  Also: This time, the event will be streamed
  •  Related: Microsoft patents dual-screen device
  •  Walking Cat finds a reference to "Project S" (we think it's a Surface device)
  •  Related: Save the date for Microsoft Build 2020!
  •  More events: OnePlus next week, Huawei soon, Amazon on Sept. 25, Google in mid-October. Plus Ignite in November.

Server/cloud

  •  Calendar.help to launch soon as Scheduler
  •  Microsoft Exchange 2010 gets a support reprieve

Dev

  •  Here comes .NET Core 3.0. Launches at a virtual conference next week. What comes next? MJF: .NET Core 4.0?
  •  Flutter 1.9 Adds Support for macOS Catalina and iOS 13 - and sets the stage for web apps

Xbox

  •  Gears 5 off to a record start, Microsoft claims
  •  COD: Modern Warfare Beta Test Comes to Xbox One (and COD: Mobile is coming October 1!)
  •  We got more Game Pass games (for console)

Tips and picks

  •  App pick of the week: Amazon Music HD
  •  App pick of the week 2: Pocket Casts
  •  App pick of the week 3: Dark Reader
  •  Rumor of the week: OneDrive is coming to Linux
  •  Codename pick of the week: Saturn
  •  Beer pick of the week: Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown 

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