Windows Central Podcast 143: Microsoft leaks Windows Lite

We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Daniel Rubino is back as he and Zac Bowden look at a 20H1 Fast ring build that includes the new Cortana experience. They also examine an unintentionally leaked build that revealed a new Start menu for Windows Lite. There's also a new dashboard coming for Xbox, and Zac gives the lowdown on his time with the unreleased HP Pro x3 Windows Phone.

This episode of the Windows Central Podcast was recorded on July 26 2019.

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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • I've always thought (admittedly probably a minority view) that Live Tiles in a desktop environment make great sense on larger screens or multi-screen systems IF you can put them on the desktop. The Start Menu use is limited, but with lots of screen real estate, weather, news, photos, etc. Live Tiles make great sense to have visible at all times. Same with apps that have personalized Live Tiles like MS To-Do (shows top several tasks), Mail, etc. Even on the Start Menu, which does seem a less useful place for Live Tiles, I still prefer being able to just hit the Windows key for a quick weather check in my Large Live Tile than opening an app. Speed matters and if I can do something in .5s that's MUCH better than taking 5 seconds. 10x better, in fact.
  • Totally agree about Weather. There's also a need for something "live" about Calendar, To Do, and Photos. If they're really going this route I hope they augment static tiles with desktop Widgets.