In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft selling its feature phone business, the Windows 7 convenience rollup, a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for Insiders, Windows 10 auto-upgrade news, a new OneDrive app, and tons of tips and picks.
Running time: 1:36:25
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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Buy a Signature PC
The PC industry is facing an existential crisis, but Microsoft already has the solution: Signature PCs provide the clean, reliable and secure alternative to the crapware-laden PCs that its partners sell. You should demand a Signature PC and accept nothing less.
Plus: Get a new Gamertag, there are almost 1 million legacy names available again for the first time in ten years.
AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week: Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is released with the controversial new logo (but not the icon) and a new user interface.
Enterprise pick of the week: GigJam
Microsoft opens public preview of one of its hardest-to-explain new services: GigJam. It’s a collaboration service that’s all about “molecules of work.”
Codename pick of the week: Beihai
We still don’t know what Kudo Tsunoda’s Beihai app is. But now we know he’s working on some other, possibly related projects out of a new MS Evoke Studio. Evoke is working on some kind of new photo/video creation/access service.
Beer pick of the week: Avery White Rascal
There are so many good Avery beers (as Paul and I can personally attest). But here’s one that’s available year round and should be perfect for Spring: White Rascal, a Belgian Style White: https://www.averybrewing.com/beers/white-rascal
Paul’s beer pick: Callipygian