In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the pending end of the free Windows 10 upgrade, 300 million active Windows 10 devices, a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build, Patch Tuesday updates, a big update for UWP games, tons of mobile news, and more.
Running time: 2:24:08
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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Still using Windows Live Mail 2012? It’s time to move on
My advice is to use web clients or even the Mail app in Windows 10. But WLM 2012 is on the way out regardless.
AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Beta
Forza Motorspot 6: Apex Beta is now available for Windows 10. And boy do you need a powerful PC to even play it.
Enterprise pick of the week: Azure, O365 coming to more regions
Azure now available in Toronto, Quebec City. O365 in those regions now too. Next up: Seoul to get Azure region, too. MS has now announced 32 Azure regions worldwide, with 24 generally available today: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-cloud-accelerates-in-canada-and-expands-to-south-korea/
Codename pick of the week: Project K
A blast from the MS codename past. Project K was the codename for ASP.Net 5 back in 2014. This year, in June, MS will finally deliver ASP.NET Core 1.0 (renamed ASP.NET 5): http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-updates-asp-net-roadmap-rtm-now-slated-for-june/
Beer pick of the week: In “honor” of the Budweiser name change to “America”
How about a few mole beers? Bacchus (NY) makes a good one: Holy Mole. New Belgium also makes one called Cocoa Mole. It’s time to try something new and spicy so you can tear down that imaginary wall, people!
Audible pick of the week: My Life in France
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme, narrated By Kimberly Farr. This is a wonderful book on many levels, but if you intend to become an expert in anything—programming, whatever—you need to read this book.