Windows Weekly 456: Windows 10: DO IT

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 456: Windows 10: DO IT

In Windows Weekly 456, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s blockbuster announcement about SQL Server on Linux, Windows 10 Redstone 2 delays, new Windows 10 builds for Insiders and commoners alike, whether Microsoft should buy Slack, and the cancellation of Fable Legends.

Running time: 1:59:28

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Tip of the week: Build your own mini-PC with Intel NUC

Couldn’t be easier. (And here)

Software pick of the week: Pocket

Not sure how I avoided this one for so long. It’s awesome and it works everywhere.

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics AX: ERP as a service

Microsoft’s latest release of its Dynamics AX ERP suite is all cloud, all the time now. In fact, the coming on-premises version will only run on Azure Stack, not Win Server

Codename pick of the week: Project Rigel

Not the Adobe Project Rigel… this is Microsoft’s. Project Rigel, due in the second half of 2016, is designed to bring Skype for Business meeting experiences, using Win 10 devices, to conference rooms with displays and projectors (and not just Surface Hubs). Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation Orion and the seventh brightest star in the night sky.

Beer pick of the week: Hi-Fi Brewing Sitar IPA

Next time you’re in Redmond and want to visit a cool brewery close to Microsoft, check out Hi-Fi Brewing. Lots of musically themed beers including the very nice Sitar IPA: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32636/158147/

Audible pick of the week: Fear the Sky: The Fear Saga, Book 1

Fear the Sky: The Fear Saga, Book 1 is amazing: Great sci-fi story, plus it’s read by R.C. Bray of “The Martian” fame. Oh my!