In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s plan to merge VR and AR into mixed reality with its hardware partners, hardware news from Computex 2016, new Windows 10 builds and other news, Outlook.com’s spam meltdown, and more.
Running time: 1:51:30
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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Your monthly Games with Gold reminder
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it happens every month! It’s June 1, so here’s a peek at this month’s Games with Gold, a set of free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Plus, you should watch Indie Game: The Movie.
Bonus tip: Skip the Work & Play bundle, it’s not worth it anymore
Bonus tip: Band 2 is $50 off ($175) through the end of July. Should you buy one?
AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week: Viber for Windows 10
Enterprise pick of the week: Office 365 Advanced Security Management
MS is introducing a set of new security capabilities powered by MS Cloud App Security, to O365. Users get threat detection, enhanced control and insight into shadow IT: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-office-365-advanced-security-management-tools-start-rolling-out/
Also: Don’t forget today’s GA for SQL Server 2016
Codename pick of the week: Project B
A blast from the MS codename past. Project B, aka Project Baraboo, was the codename for the HoloLens. Baraboo is the name of a town in Wisconsin. Not sure if there’s another Baraboo somewhere… Given the Windows Holographic and Dona Sakar news today, it seems like a good time to resurrect the Project B code name.
Beer pick of the week: Melvin Brewing’s 2X4 DIPA
If you can get your hands on some Melvin, do it! But it’s not super easy to find this Wyoming beer, at least out East. For those who can and who like a good DIPA, try the 2X4. Warning: (At 10% and 98 IBUs, not for hop haters.)