Windows Weekly 451: Trajecting Up

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0

Windows Weekly 451: Trajecting Up

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s recent earnings, our upcoming live events, Windows 10 news, a bunch of mobile devices developments, and, yes, the enterprise.

Running time: 2:07:58

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Tip of the week: Access the power search features in Cortana This one is from Brad, who discovered that recent Insider builds of Windows 10 for PCs feature new Cortana functionality: a new way to filter search results so you can find what you are looking for, faster. You can filter by apps, settings, files or web (sort of like in Windows 8 search), and you can use the text “apps:” (and similar) to explicitly search for just certain criteria.
Sub-tip: [Games for Gold returns for another month!](Tip of the week: Access the power search features in Cortana)

Software pick of the week: Mobile AND PC!
Mobile: SwiftKey for Android and iOS. Microsoft bought SwiftKey this week.Let’s check it out.
Mobile (from MJF): New Garage app called Plumbago
PC: Rise of the Tomb Raider. Rise of the Tomb Raider hits the PC — and I test it out on the latest Surface devices.

Enterprise pick of the week: BYOS
Microsoft’s new bring your own server license

Codename pick of the week: Natick
Yes, MS is using Natick for the codename for its experimental underwater Azure datacenter. Why not Nantucket? We’ll never know. But bonus points for the Leonna Philpott reference!

Beer pick of the week: Prairie Bomb!
After a brief sour hiatus, it’s back to big bad imperial stouts. This one from Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa is THE BOMB Bonus: Beercations!