Windows Weekly 470: Microsoft Bought Whaaat?

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0

Windows Weekly 470: Microsoft Bought Whaaat?

In this episode of Windows Weekly,  Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss Microsoft’s $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, the amazing Xbox news from E3, new Insider builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and other Microsoft news.

Running time: 2:18:18

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Should you buy an Xbox One S?

Yes. Yes you should.

Bonus tip: 10 Add a Windows Hello USB Peripheral to Your PC

AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week: A ton of UWP apps of interest

A ton of UWP apps of interest

Additional pick: Microsoft’s Xbox app is now available on Android and iOS. It replaces the Xbox SmartGlass apps that Microsoft previously provided on those platforms, and it looks and works exactly like its Windows 10 cousins.

Plus: Starbucks for Outlook add-in is here

And: A ton of UWP apps of interest

And what the hell: Office Online Extension for Microsoft Edge

Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server Licensing book – special discount for WW fans

Get ready for Windows Server 2016 with a new book from Licensing School UK. It currently covers WS2000 to 2012R2, but will be updated for WS2016 later this year for 5 GBP.

The voucher code is WW20%, and needs to be entered at the checkout. It has been set to expire in 10 days’ time

Discount code WW20% active for 10 days

20% off the list price of the book ($22.00 reduced to $16.99)

Free postage anywhere in the world

Short Link

Codename pick of the week: Helix

Helix is the codename for MS’ strategy/work to enable gamers to buy certain UWP games once and run on either Win 10 or the Xbox One family:

Beer pick of the week: Raspberry Saison by City Star Brewing

Raspberry Saison by City Star Brewing in Berthoud, CO. And … Paul passed 700 unique check-ins this past weekend in the fertile crescent in Colorado!

Audible pick of the week: End of Watch

End of Watch by Stephen King, read by Will Patton – the conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.


JUNE 29: Windows Weekly live in Microsoft’s NYC flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The MS folks at the store have invited us back to do the show live from there. June 29, it is. Meetup at RattleNHum WEST to follow (starting 4:30 or so). West 39th between 8th and 9th Avenues. Right near the MS NYC hq in Times Square.

Also: Shout out  to David T at the flagship store for helping me with my laptop this week!

JULY 13: Windows Weekly live from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. July 13 starting 2:30 pm or so. Open to show attendees. We’re also working on a meetup for WPC. Stay tuned.