WW 640: A Billion Pages

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Microsoft announces Project xCloud public beta It's finally happening! But it's Android-only at first and will roll out over time.Windows 10 Goofy ex-Microsoftie turned YouTuber explains why Windows 10 is so unreliable - And he's obviously right, once you get past the presentation. Microsoft says that Windows 10 is now on more than 900 million devices Note that they don't say "active devices" anymore. Curious. Also: Remember Terry's "one billion" pledge? That was supposed to happen by mid-2018. So they'll hit it 2-3 years later than expected than the original "2-3 year" promise. Two new 20H1 builds: This week: New 20H1 build brings a few new features, continues slow progress Last week: Another 20H1 build with Bluetooth improvementsDev Microsoft ships .NET Core 3.0 with new versions of ASP.NET, EFC Core 3.0, C# 8.0, F# 4.7, and Visual Studio. The big news? Windows Desktop compatibility, for Windows Forms and WPF. Microsoft ships new font for developers, command line usersCloud Microsoft finally begins rolling out OneDrive extended storage plans for consumers Gotcha: You need to subscribe to an Office 365 consumer edition first Microsoft pledges "data dignity" - I wish they'd pledge some dignity for Windows! A life line for Cortana? Amazon announces Voice Interoperability Initiative Are we finally getting close(r) to Microsoft's Microsoft 365 Consumer subscription? Maaaybe Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's SIEM offering, hits GA. (And a bunch of folks seem excited/interested)Surface Surface Laptop 2 inventory runs dry ahead of new product launches Surface Studio updated with Surface Pen latency fixes Microsoft revs Surface Dock Updater tool and it's not clear how or if this thing works at allXbox In another blow to transparency, Microsoft changes how it reports Xbox results Here are the games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass Minecraft is getting a character editor (now in Beta versions)Tips and picks Tip of the week: Learn to program Learn Python, for beginners Also, Google released two free new developer courses for Kotlin Android development App pick of the week: Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise pick of the week: Where is Win Server 1909/19H2? Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Dynamics 365 Wave 2 Beer pick of the week: Hermit Thrush Gin Barrel Saison 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: Epson.com/ecotankleo

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