Windows Weekly 471: Mary Jo is a Gamer

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 471: Mary Jo is a Gamer

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Mary Jo Foley and I are joined by Father Robert Ballecer and we discuss Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s Edge battery claims, Windows Phones and Tap to Pay, new Window 10 builds for Insiders, Microsoft’s iOS apps, and Linux, Docker, and containers.

Running time: 2:00:31

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Move to Edge

Windows 10 users should consider switching to edge. A few things to do: Customize it. Import favorites, choose the right extensions. And make sure it works the way you want.

AppRaisin mobile app pick of the week: Windows 10 Maps

Windows 10 Maps has improved enough to replace the HERE apps. Which is great, since those apps are disappearing.

Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Information Protection service

MS is combining Azure RMS and technology from its Secure Islands acquisition into a new Azure rights-management service. Preview coming in July

Codename pick of the week: VS’15

The codename of the next version of Visual Studio — which might or might not ultimately be called “Visual Studio 2016” — is (confusingly) VS’15. Last week, MS revealed just how modular it plans to make the installation/deployment of VS’15.

Beer pick of the week: Smooth Beats Miami

A coconut IPA that isn’t too hoppy or too fake coconutty. It’s just right. And a nice collab between J. Wakefield (Miami) and NYC’s (Queens) Finback: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/finback–j-wakefield-smooth-beats-miami/418692/

Events!

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.

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.