Windows Weekly 484: Microsoft for Life!

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0

Windows Weekly 484: Microsoft for Life!

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

It’s Ok to be a Microsoft guy and use an iPhone. No, really.

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.


Enterprise pick of the week: Things to watch for at Microsoft Ignite next week

Launch of Win Server 2016]( (availability early October) plus…


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.