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  • Niels9001

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 2:03 pm

    <p>Will Windows IoT Core be replaced with Lite/Santorini?</p>

  • MrPKI

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 2:07 pm

    <p>Is Crackdown 3 still a good reason to join XBox Game Pass? Ducking…</p>

  • Ingiomar Martina

    21 February, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    <p>Does Microsoft or Partners have any foldable tablet PC coming out this year? Any news on xCloud? I heard they're partnering with Razer and other companies to bring official xCloud accessories. </p>

  • pass1001

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 2:26 pm

    <p>What/how should Microsoft feel about Googles efforts into game streaming? Especially since rumors suggest they'll be opening up access to their service soon. Will Xcloud be potentially late for the proverbial party? </p>

  • brisonharvey

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 2:38 pm

    <p>Do you anticipate any news from MWC on the Always Connected PC initiative? When might we start seeing 5G modems in those devices? </p>

  • truestar86

    21 February, 2019 - 2:46 pm

    <p>1) </p><p>Any new studio acquisition rumors for the Xbox Games Studios? Any new leaked AAA games coming to Game Pass next month such as Hitman 2? </p><p><br></p><p>2) </p><p>New leaked IPs in development of the now owned Xbox Games Studios? It's rumored the canceled Scalebound IP is on its way to the Nintendo Switch…any comments about that?</p><p><br></p><p>3)</p><p>Finally…do you think MS should release a gaming version of its Win10 OS, i.e Windows 10 Gaming Version just they did for Win10 Enterprise or Win10 Pro. I asked bcoz Phil.S promised/said that they're working especially on the gaming side for the Windows store and MS pushing new gaming features to its Windows Insiders. </p><p><br></p><p>Thanks, Sam. </p><p><br></p>

  • willr

    21 February, 2019 - 4:18 pm

    <p>Hi Brad. We know Microsoft is working hard on Chromium for Windows, but are they also contributing to Chromium for Android as well? (Since Edge for Android also runs on Chromium, it does make sense that Microsoft would try to make Chromium for Android better too, not just Chromium for Windows)</p>

  • AnOldAmigaUser

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 5:57 pm

    <p>Will "Windows Lite" machines be available prior to the 2019-2020 school year? If Microsoft wants to counter Chrome in the classroom, they need to have devices that compete. Alternatively, do you think they would sell a package of Office 365 and Chromebooks, if "Windows Lite" is not ready?</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    21 February, 2019 - 6:05 pm

    <p>Any rumors on a spring Surface hardware event?</p>

  • sakib

    22 February, 2019 - 4:50 am

    <p>1/ Now that Terry left, who gets to dismiss/allow or freeze Windows related software &amp; hardware projects and their launch? </p><p><br></p><p>2/ Now that they are considering to release non Windows branded modern OS but still on NT kernel, why don't they also release Midori as open source like Android Open Source Project and their official version like Google Android? </p><p><br></p><p>3/ I really hope 'Lite' does get rid of the stupidity found in Windows 10 UI like Live tiles, flat accent color background to icons, etc. Do you expect them to bring the best UI design features from Windows 10 and Microsoft launcher for Android in 'Lite' or WCOS and make UI design/look consistent in Microsoft ecosystem? </p><p><br></p><p>4/ How will MS bring Chromium based Edge if not ported to UWP in Hololens and Xbox? Or as Centennial app but in that case it wouldn't adapt to the native factor, would it? On the other hand, in Windows 10 PC,will it come as containerized msix win32 app or as Centennial app in appx or msix? </p>

    • locust infested orchard inc

      22 February, 2019 - 10:23 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406576">In reply to sakib:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>In my humble opinion, the so-called "stupidity" found in Windows 10, such as Live tiles and flat accent color background to icons, are features which enhance the value and functionality of Windows 10 over its predecessors.</p>

  • rob_segal

    Premium Member
    22 February, 2019 - 9:15 am

    <p>With iPad apps coming to macOS and android apps already on ChromeOS, Windows is lagging further behind both platforms in consumer app development. Is there anything Microsoft can do to reverse this trend and how will this affect whatever Microsoft ends up calling Windows Lite?</p>

    • jchampeau

      Premium Member
      22 February, 2019 - 9:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406610">In reply to rob_segal:</a></em></blockquote><p>This isn't really a solution to the problem but more of a workaround, albeit the only one that makes sense: resurrect the bridge thing Microsoft scrapped a few years ago that lets you elegantly run Android apps on Windows. This would probably be the Microsoft Store's death knell, but that thing is a wasteland anyway.</p>

    • locust infested orchard inc

      22 February, 2019 - 10:34 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406610">In reply to rob_segal:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>"Consumer app" ? For the billions of consumers, the apps they rely upon to bring motivation to their lives, joy and angst (in varying proportions), and the passage of time, are Fakebook, Instagratification, Twatter, Snotchat, YouLube, et al.</p><p><br></p><p>For this very reason, Microsoft is devising a dumbed-down OS for the social-media engaged 21st century human, who do not require the complexity of even Windows 3.0.</p>


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