WW 632: It's Not All Feathers & Beer

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Four years ago this week, Windows 10 was bornThreshold 1 hit on July 29, 2015We first got official word about it in September 2014 (launch of preview); then more in Jan. 2015. Leaks before that.The bests and worsts about WaaS. What surprised us re: changes Microsoft made – and didn't -- during the past four years.Related: New survey finds one third of companies have at least one XP device still on their networkAnd in more current Windows 10 news...Microsoft explains what happened with self-leaked build last weekRelated: Last week's Win 10 20H1 test build now supports a separate and redesigned Cortana appRelated: New 20H1 test build today adds snip & sketch updates. No cloud reset/refresh yetWindows 10 1903 hits 11.4 percent usage shareNew Win Server 20H1 build out this week adds FIDO2 authentication supportOriginal HoloLens won't be getting any more Windows 10 feature updates beyond 1809Chredge watchWalking Cat spotted Beta and Stable channel leaks for Chredge. (I downloaded the beta one – I'm living on the Edge! TM (I think you mean Living on the Chredge! TM)Skype for Business Online gets a cut-off date: July 2021In two years, Microsoft will make Skype for Biz Online inaccessible. Teams is the way forwardMicrosoft also officially committed to providing Skype Consumer to Teams interop by Q1 2020What about Skype Consumer's future? MS is not commenting, but Teams for Life seems to be on the wayXboxxCloud moves closer to public testingMicrosoft is kicking Cortana off Xbox tooThere are new Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Games with Gold titles for AugustTips and picksTip of the week: Don't travel internationally without this techA good VPN, I use ExpressVPNGoogle TranslateA travel power strip (U.S.-based) with USB ports - Also, a USB-C mini-hub with EthernetApp pick of the week: Google Chrome 76App pick of the week: DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 come to mobile and Switch!Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft buys BlueTalonEnterprise pick No. 2 of the week: It's time to check out Microsoft Learn (again)Beer pick of the week: Austin EastCiders Rose Dry CiderWant a cross between a cider and a rose wine? Here you go. From Austin, Texas, a refreshing, dry cider made with hibiscus and rose: "This is rose done the Texas way" Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: Wasabi.com offer code Windows

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