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MJFChat: Windows 'Lite': All the latest rumors, tips and tidbits


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We’ve started a new, twice-monthly interview show on Petri.com that will cover topics of interest to our tech-professional audience. We are calling this show “MJFChat.”

In my role as Petri’s Community Magnate, I will be interviewing a variety of IT-savvy folks. Some of these will be Petri contributors; some will be tech-company employees; some will be IT pros. We will be tackling various subject areas in the form of 30-minute audio interviews. I will be asking the questions, the bulk of which we’re hoping will come from you, our Petri.com community of readers.

We will ask for questions a week ahead of each chat. Readers can post their suggested questions in the designated “MJFChat” area in our Petri.com forums. Once the interviews are completed — and hopefully on the same day the interview is done — we will post the audio and associated transcript in the forums for readers to digest at their leisure.

Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, April 29, is between me and Brad Sams, the Executive Editor of Petri.com. The general topic of our chat is Windows ‘Lite,’ Microsoft’s latest attempt to combat Chrome OS. Make sure to submit your best questions ahead of our chat here in the forums.

Windows Lite — which may not be called Windows at all once it ships — doesn’t look much like Windows. It’s expected to build on top of the new Windows Core OS platform and (at some point) run Win32 apps along with UWP ones. Windows Lite is Microsoft’s latest attempt to create a “modern” OS that could potentially appeal to the education market, firstline workers and general consumers.

Microsoft has not yet officially announced or even acknowledged Windows Lite. But Brad has been at the forefront of digging up information about the coming release.

If you know someone you’d like to see interviewed on the MJFChat show, including yourself, send me a note at [email protected] (Let me know why you think this person would be an awesome guest and what topics you’d like to see covered.) We’ll take things from there….


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One response to “MJFChat: Windows ‘Lite’: All the latest rumors, tips and tidbits”

  1. AnOldAmigaUser

    If the heart of Lite is Windows Core OS, is it going to behave like ChromeOS or Windows with respect to resetting the machine? Will it receive Patch Tuesday updates that require a reboot? If it is going to be well received in the education market, it has to be dead simple and fast to reset or it just won't fly.

    With the move away from UWP (or more appropriately to make including its features in WPF and Windows Forms applications) in Microsoft's development tools, do you believe that the primary method of deploying apps to these devices will be UWP through the Store or PWAs via Edgium? The mobile versions of the Office applications never seem to pick up my Office 365 subscription after patching, and have to be uninstalled and reinstalled. A PWA version of the web applications would seem a better solution.

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