In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a new Windows 10 build for Insiders on the Fast ring, Outlookgate, a Surface Pro 3 Batterygate fix, the arrival of Kaby Lake processors, new PC announcements from IFA 2016, and a slew of new Office updates.
Running time: 1:40:58
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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Hide Cortana if you don’t want it
You can’t turn it off now. But you can hide Cortana
App pick of the week: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Goes Live on Xbox One, PC
It’s pretty limited but worth looking at
Related: PlayStation Now for PC
Plus: Appraisin pick of the week: Office Lens goes UWP and is on Windows 10 for PCs, Mobile and HoloLens
Enterprise pick of the week: MS tries to win over VMware users with new promo
Free Win Server 2016 Datacenter licenses if you switch from VMware to Hyper-V. But the catch: You need to buy Software Assurance.
Codename pick of the week: Havana
Our buddy The Walking Cat says the codename of the new Microsoft Garage Cache app may be “Havana.” (might be the replacement to the disappeared Garage Clip app?) There were a bunch of other Garage apps that debuted this week, too
(Paul’s) Beer pick of the week: Brewery Maker by Jack’s Abby
Brewery Maker is my kind of beer: High in alcohol, and very much like a Barleywine beer.
Windows Weekly next week is on Tuesday instead of Wednesday at 2 pm ET. Because Apple.
Going to MSIgnite in Atlanta? We’ll be doing Windows Weekly live from the show. Sept. 28 starting 2 pm ET. Open to all attendees. We’re also working on a meetup in Atlanta (most likely right after the show), open to attendees and non-attendees both. Stay tuned for more on that part.
Plus, we’re going to be in Las Vegas in late October and Haarlem/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in mid-November!