WW 675: OK, Mr. Mxyzptlk

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Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004 ... or did they? (if a tree falls...)Discontent is growing in the community. Two key issues:Why don't Surface PCs get new Windows versions on Day One?Why were their sudden over a dozen known issues that had never come up during testing?Microsoft essentially stole WinGet after courting the developer of AppGet and offering a job that never materialized.Microsoft's response is inadequate.Beigi says he's talking to MS and may have more to share soon (whatever that means)Microsoft reveals deprecated, removed features in Windows 10 version 2004HP reveals a new Windows Mixed Reality headset. Why?New Edge starts rolling out to Windows 10 users via Windows Update (starting w. 1803/1809)Google is sued for tracking users in Incognito move. Seriously, people use Brave. Or Edge.Microsoft enables Windows Spellcheck API for all Chromium browsersSamsung Access - a new subscription service that gets you an S20, premium support, and ... Microsoft 365 Personal. Interesting.Microsoft says Xbox Series X will be the most compatible console ever.Sony starts making the PS5Microsoft launches that simpler new Guide in latest Xbox System UpdateTip of the week: Wait. I know you want Windows 10 version 2004. Just wait if your hardware isn't ready. Seriously.App pick of the week: Any browser not named Chrome. Edge, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, Firefox, Safari are all better choices.Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft bot tools you can use. Microsoft is adding more bot tools to its stable for developers and non-developers, including a tool for building Alexa stills using the MS Bot FrameworkCodename pick of the week: Bicep. Microsoft has started developing a new ARM desired-state language, codenamed as "Bicep." ARM as in Azure Resource Manager. Thanks to Aidan Finn for the link from the Build content about thisBeer pick of the week: SlackTide Brewing Angry Osprey IPA. I haven't had this beer, but I chose it in honor of Slack's Stuart Butterfield, who continues to act like an angry osprey when it comes to Teams. It sounds like a good one – a west coast IPA with Citra and Centennial 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. Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code WINDOWS barracuda.com/windows

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