Windows Weekly 458: It’s Not Terrible

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0

Windows Weekly 458: It's Not Terrible

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Fr. Robert Ballecer joins Mary Jo Foley and I to discuss next week’s BUILD 2016, Edge support for extensions, a new Windows 10 build, a major change to Intel processor development, the Windows 10 Mobile ugprade drama,, and some Xbox news.

Running time: 2:07:26

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Use Chrome to make web apps work like native apps

Chrome is dropping its App Launcher on Windows. No matter: There are better ways to launch web apps in Windows.

Tip of the week #2: Audible sharing

You can now share audio clips in the Audible app

Tip of the week #3: It’s Crazy Eddie time

Microsoft’s Xbox Spring Sale has some great deals (so does the Windows Store Spring Sale with Oxenfree 25 percent off!)… Get an Xbox One for as little as $299 – But go to to get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (digital code) for just $10!!!

Enterprise pick of the week: SandDance

There’s a new Power BI visualization in town:  SandDance. It’s from MSR/MS Garage and is a new standalone visualization tool and/or add-in for Power BI.

Codename pick of the week: Project Willow

The lightweight installer/installation experience coming in Visual Studio 2016 seems to have its own codename: Project Willow. (thanks, yet again, to The Walking Cat for sussing this out). See this screen shot:

Beer pick of the week: Almanac Gold Gate Gose

It’s Build 2016 next week. When in SF, drink SF beers! Almanac Brewing has a really good gose, and it’s one of the beers likely to be available at our April 1 meetup at Red Dog Restaurant/Bar. Join us 4 to 7 pm. If you’re in SF