Windows Weekly 507: Cortana With Benefits

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 3 Comments

Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss Microsoft’s new transparency initiatives for Windows 10 updates and privacy, two new Insider builds, Skype Wi-Fi RIP, SMS Relay for Android MIA, Xbox Game Pass, and so much more.

Running time: 2:08:57

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Games with Gold

This is one of the best months in a while

App pick of the week: Pocket

With Mozilla acquiring Pocket,  a nice reminder about this amazing “read it later” app and service.

Plus: Microsoft Arrow Launcher 3.0 for Android
Google Calendar/Contacts support is coming to Outlook 2016 for Mac

Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 10 Virtual Labs

Thanks Casey Hill (@caseyinorlando) for this one. MS is making available instructional “labs” to help IT pros try out Windows 10 setup, deployment, and management scenarios. YOu get instructions, and access to one or more virtual machines, with no additional software or setup required.

Codename pick of the week: Project Arches

Your guess is probably better than mine as to why the new Xbox Game Pass is codenamed Project Arches. Is the team having offsites at McDonald’s?

Beer pick of the week: Modern Times Black House

Three words. Coffee oatmeal stout. So good. So drinkable! Chocolate/coffee/yumminess from Modern Times Brewing in San Diego (and only 5.8%)


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