WW 652: It's a Capossela Christmas

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This Week's Stories: Chris Capossela is back! Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela returns for our favorite holiday tradition.Xbox Series X Microsoft unexpectedly announces the name of the next Xbox console Yes, it's a terrible name The "real" name of the console generation is just... Xbox Yes, it's one of at least two console versions (expect an Xbox Series S too) Given this, should be called Xbox, Series X. Come on, isn't everyone thinking of Windows Phone 7 Series? Do these people ever learn?Windows 10 vNext (and vNext Next) Confusion reigns: Microsoft releases a new Fast ring build that is post-20H1 But it contains improvements that may or may not be in the next version of Windows 10. And the one after that...Windows 10 You can now make/receive phone calls with Your Phone! (Android only) Your Phone will soon support 2000 phone photos (up from 25) Bing Visual Search comes to Windows 10 Semi-related: Invoke users experiences weird outages over the past two weeks. Resetting seems to help, but expect this speaker to continue losing functionality over time.Microsoft Edge Microsoft will very aggressively push aside legacy Edge in January when the new Edge appears It's like the old Edge never happened Developers can now publish extensions to the new Edge extensions storeXbox Halo: The Master Chief Collection is off to a fast start on PC. Hey Mikey! They like it! Microsoft announces remaining Game Pass for console titles for December Activision cites massive success for latest Call of DutyTips and picks Tip of the week: Stay tuned for the Chris Cap giveaway! Check-in with Thurrott.com this week for the details about the Microsoft hardware and software giveaways for Windows Weekly. App pick of the week: Adobe Lightroom (Microsoft Store version) Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 20 04 Codename pick of the week: Alta Beer pick of the week: Prairie Christmas Bomb Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Guest: Chris Capossela 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. Sponsors: metallic.io/windows Wasabi.com offer code Windows

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