On a special holiday episode of Windows Weekly, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I weigh in on how well Microsoft did in 2015.
Note: Chris did not “confirm” the Lumia 650, sorry. He was talking about the Lumia 550 and simply misidentified it. –Paul
Running time: 1:47:05
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Tip of the week: “The biggest Xbox game sale ever”
Software pick of the week: Tripmode
Software pick of the week #2: Minecraft
I belatedly embrace what I now understand to be one of the best mobile games of all times.
Audible pick of the week: Paul’s favorite audiobooks of 2015
Enterprise pick of the week: Metanautix
MS buys big-data analytics vendor Metanautix and plans to fold into Cortana Analytics Suite, SQL Server
Rumor of the week: Placeholders coming back to Windows 10
Brad says he’s hearing placeholders coming back to Windows with Redstone 1 in June. But will this really be “placeholders” or something else, as hinted by MS Corporate VP Jeff Teper
Beer pick of the week: Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
A winter warmer for Akron, Ohio. The perfect beer for all those hard working Santas out there: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14879/64096/