Windows Weekly (Audio)

WW 686: The Impression of Fairness - RIP Internet Explorer, Oracle wants to Buy TikTok, Flight Simulator 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

RIP Internet Explorer, Oracle wants to Buy TikTok, Flight Simulator 2020

  • A moment of silence, please...
  • Microsoft outlines the plan to kill off Internet Explorer and Legacy Edge, at least from Microsoft 365.
  • But there's still no actual end of life date for IE11... just lots of lead-ups to it

  • Surface
  • Mary Jo finally got 2004 on her Surface Laptop 3!
  • Panos Panay joins the Sonos board of directors
  • The press/blogger briefing for Surface Duo is now public
  • Surface Duo after the dust settles: Has anyone come up with a good use case?

  • This week in TikTok
  • Now Oracle's joined the bidding
  • Is Oracle in it to win it? Could they actually manage to host TikTok in their cloud? (Maybe. See Zoom.) Or are they in it to pressure Microsoft boost their offer?

  • Microsoft 365
  • The first Microsoft Teams Display is quite limited for now
  • No new Dev Channel build of Windows 10 today (or likely this week) due to an unspecified bug Xbox

  • Xbox is getting a new Dashboard ... everywhere
  • There are some great games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the next two weeks
  • There are now over 2000 indie games on Xbox
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on PC

  • Tip of the week: Can't get enough of MJF and Paul? (and who can't??) We recorded an episode of MJFChat that focuses on learning
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Making Azure outage communications less terrible. Microsoft is trying.
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Osaka. A blast from the MS codename past. Project Osaka, aka CollabDB, was supposed to be a list-sharing app for O365. MS killed it several years ago, but elements of it remain in the new M365 Lists app.
  • Beer pick of the week: Westbrook Lemon Meringue Pie. In my ongoing series of beers made to taste like desserts, I offer you Lemon Meringue Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie is a sour from the excellent Westbrook Brewing. It does include vanilla, lemon, milk sugar, graham crackers and cinnamon and clocks in at a modest 4 percent. You can have your pie and drink it, too!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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