Windows Weekly 452: The Ludicrous Ring

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 452: The Ludicrous Ring

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Mary Jo’s Android experiments, new Windows 10 builds for everyone, some Windows 10 pontificating, updates to Microsoft’s many services, and the Xbox One Elite Controller.

Running time: 1:39:16

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Tip of the week: Uninstall the built-in apps in Windows 10

PowerShell? Please. CCleaner can uninstall the built-in apps in Windows 10, which is useful for those who simply don’t want them there, but also for those who need to reinstall them for some reason.

Mo’ tip: Microsoft Store is Offering Great Deals on Band 2, Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One

One mo’ tip: Free Midnight Forces controller with select Xbox One purchases at Best Buy

Software pick of the week: Groove + Windows 10 Mobile

Groove gets a major update with Windows 10 Mobile.Groove works best on … Windows Mobile? It’s even better than on PCs. Weird.

Enterprise pick of the week: Server management tools public preview

MS’ promised web-based GUI and command line tools for managing Windows Server are finally available (initially in preview form for Win Server 2016 Technical preview only right now)

Bonus enterprise pick (instead of codename this week)

Get up to 55% off when buying books, ebooks from Microsoft Press. Books on certification, Office, Windows, software engineering and more. Go to and use code BUYPRESS. Offer ends Feb 21.

Beer pick of the week: Barrier Red Button

An imperial red in honor of Microsoft’s Gabe Aul from Barrier Brewing in NY:

Audible pick of the week: Antony Beevor

I’m reading Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 but anything by Antony Beevor is recommended.


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