Windows Weekly 414: A Little Stabby

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0

Windows Weekly 414: A Little Stabby

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the new builds of Windows 10 for PCs and phones, what we know–and don’t know–about how Windows 10 updates will work, why Windows 10 Mobile for phones will never really be able to bypass the carriers, and a ton of other news.

Running time: 1:51:01


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Tip of the week: Take advantage of Windows Phone 8.1’s new features

I’m starting to document the big differentiators in Windows Phone 8.1.x. First up, Wi-Fi Sense, Storage Sense and Data Sense

Software pick of the week: MixRadio

MixRadio is one of the best and mostly-unknown streaming music apps jumps from Windows Phone to Android and iOS. And it even supports offline playback without a subscription. This is what Xbox Music should have been.

Plus: Hyperlapse for Windows, Windows Phone and Android

Enterprise pick of the week: Convenience rollup coming for Win 7, Win Server 2008 R2

MS plans to deliver another rollup of hotfixes for Win 7/WS 2008R2 users to help them prep for Win 10. Coming months is all we know, re: delivery target

Codename pick of the week: Ticino

The codename for Visual Studio Code (MSFT’s light-weight VS editor for Mac, Linux, WIndows) is Ticino. Ticino is from a Swiss canton/federal state, since the Code engineering team is in the MS (Zurich) Switzerland Office. Thanks to Jublo Solutions for the tip

Beer pick of the week: Bell’s The Wild One

If you can find this wild ale from Bell’s, it’s definitely worth a try. Similar to a Flemish Red or sour brown (aged in oak/red wine barrels). Really tasty and a nice “starter” sour for folks on the fence about them: