WW 548: Deck the Gong

Dec 14, 2017, 01:05 AM

Top 5 Microsoft stories of 2017! MJF's picks - stuff that kind of fell under the radar MS reorg of its sales staff Growth mindset mania Windows as a service is more about the service than new Windows Big bundles are back, baby! Microsoft Everybody's a friend. Nobody's an enemy. PT's Windows as a Service: Pros and cons of updating legacy software at this Progressive Web Apps emerge as the Java of the 21st century, future Despite a sales defeat, Xbox One X is the best console you can buy AR and VR both go mainstream on mobile, so Microsoft makes a push on PC Windows 10 Snapdragon: This could change everything Windows 10 on Snapdragon More information---and more questions---since last week's event There are obvious issues, but this is the future of the platform and it matters Snapdragon 845 is huge. But how will these new features impact the PC? MS is working on more eSIM, power management capabilities for Always Connected PCs More Windows 10 Microsoft Edge usage is apparently even worse than we thought Cortana now works with Google Calendar Windows 10 whiteboard app is now in public preview Microsoft claims education gains. But are they true? Team me up, Scotty Teams is starting to get some of the advanced calling features MS promised But full guest access for Teams is delayed... till some time next year Looking ahead... New patents emerge. Surface phone? MS Quantum Computing dev kit is here (minus the quantum computers) • Tip of the week: 12 Days of Microsoft Deals Today: $200 off Windows Mixed Reality headsets • App pick of the week: Stardock Groupy is here Plus: PUBG arrives on Xbox One • Enterprise pick of the week: Biz users beware of possible Microsoft support price hikes • Codename pick of the week: Cobalt• Beer pick of the week: Firestone Walker Helldorado Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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