Windows Weekly 442: A Bridge Too Far

Posted on December 3, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 442: A Bridge Too Far

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss our recent UK trip, questions about new Windows 10 builds in December, the HoloLens hype, cloud storage wars, some Windows phone news and speculation, and Microsoft in the enterprise.

Running time: 2:06:20

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Picks

Tip of the week: Focus group

Paul’s running a PC focus group this week.

Plus: Pay attention to Microsoft’s 12 days of deals

Today’s deal is an IdeaPad laptop, but they vary from day to day. And more deals revealed here

Bonus: Don’t forget Games with Gold! Five games for December.

Software pick of the week: Pocket Casts

One excellent podcast app that works on iPhone/iOS, Android, and … Yes … Windows Phone!

Plus: A hardware pick! InFocus Kanagroo PC!

Enterprise pick of the week: Debian GNU/Linux on Azure

MS now has eight (count them! Eight!) supported Linux distros running on Azure. Debian is the latest

Codename pick of the week: Barcelona

Container support looks to be coming to Windows 10 client (and not just server). Codename of this project looks to be Barcelona.

Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (2015)

The latest version of that boozy stout aged in Jim Beam barrels is out: http://fortune.com/2015/11/27/black-friday-craft-beer-goose-island/ (14.2% so tread with caution!)

Audible pick of the week: A few recent buys

The Man with the Golden Typewriter by Ian Fleming, Fergus Fleming, narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, narrated by: Jeff Cummings

Also two classics that were on sale: Andromeda Strain by Crichton and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Bradbury