In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft buying Xamarin, Microsoft fixes Surface Book and Pro 4 sleep issues, Mobile World Congress news, a HoloLens leak, various Windows 10 builds for PCs and Mobile, Microsoft mobile releases, cloud services updates, and Xbox.
Running time: 2:15:28
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Tip of the week: How to really save Band 2 battery life
Microsoft offers up a guide to getting the most battery life out of your Band 2. But you only need to do a few things to get days of life. Plus: Band 2/Microsoft Health keep improving.
(MJF) Software pick of the week: Plumbago for Windows
Enterprise pick of the week: Skylake Servers and IoT devices
Is MS going to maintain existing support policies for Skylake-based Windows Servers and IoT devices? Yes for servers; no for IoT devices.
Codename pick of the week: Project Burbank
Actiongram’s codename is Project Burbank, seemingly giving a nod to Burbank, Calif., home of many movie, tv studios.
Beer pick of the week: Captain Lawrence Hopsomniac IPA
Two “did you knows”: Did you know this is NY Craft Beer week? (It is!) and Did you know coffee IPAs are a thing now? (They are!) Combining the best of both of these facts: Captain Lawrence of Elmsford NY has made a fabulous coffee IPA called Hopsomniac – one so good it kept me awake all night cause I couldn’t stop drinking it 🙂
Next Monday, Feb. 29: MJF and PT Win Weekly meetup in Redmond. PostDoc Brewing 5 to 8 pm. Please RSVP so we can give the brewery a headcount: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/windows-weekly-meetuppostdoc-brewing-tickets-22051499629
Next week: MJF and PT are part of the virtual TechNet VC event for IT pros. 3 days of free content. We’ll be there in person, but you can watch from home: https://www.technetvc.com/
Win Weekly during Build 2016. We’re still working on details re: the broadcast and the meetup. Stay tuned.