Running time: 2:02:45
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Fr. Robert Ballecer, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s kill switch for Get Windows 10, SMS Relay in the Skype Preview, how Microsoft is not locking Linux out of PCs, new Microsoft layoffs, wearable news and opinions, and much more.
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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: De-Apple your iPhone
App pick of the week: Firewatch for Xbox One
The hit game Firewatch, previously available only on the Sony PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (Steam), is now available on the Xbox One. And we’re getting a unique Firewatch audio tour as well.
- AppRaisin mobile app pick of the week: Skype Preview for Windows 10/Mobile
- Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android Updated with Simpler Sharing and Collaboration
- OneDrive Gets a New Files-Centric UI on iPhone and iPad
- Outlook.com is getting Google Drive and Facebook Photo support
Enterprise pick of the week: Things to watch for at Microsoft Ignite next week
Launch of Win Server 2016](http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-release-azure-stack-as-an-appliance-in-mid-2017/) (availability early October) plus…
- Technical preview 2 of the made-over Azure Stack
- MS Data Lake techs exit preview; generally available
- More info on MS Data Scientist degree program
- Maybe something on the Open Mind Studio?
- Demos of advantages of MS cloud scale with FPGAs
Windows Weekly live on Sept. 28 at 2 pm. Meetup following the show. It’s 5 to 8 pm. Open to all (even non-Ignite attendees)
Also: Don’t forget PT and MJF will be at DEVIntersection/IT Intersectionlast week of October in Vegas. We’ll be speaking there.
Codename pick of the week: Project Bletchley
Microsoft’s Azure blockchain as a service is back in the news this week, as the ‘Project Bletchley’ middleware/fabric is now officially a V.1 product. (it’s basically a template). And yes, it’s named after that Bletchley…
Beer pick of the week: Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series (02.02.02 Vertical Epic)
Stone Brewing is rebrewing its infamous Verical Epic series and other beers. 02.02.02 , a strong Belgian Golden Ale, was and still is epic!
Audible pick of the week: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris and Fred Berman.