Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss Microsoft’s sort-of answer to the Amazon Echo, big changes to the Windows 10 and Office 365 support life cycles, the Creators Update at two weeks, and more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Waiting on a Surface Pro 4.5/5? Maybe it’s time for a more modern alternative
Creators who are getting tired of waiting on Microsoft to revise its Surface Pro lineup have an interesting and more modern new alternative to consider: Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Book 2-in-1.
App pick of the week: Movies & TV
Even those Windows 10 users who are never going to purchase movies or TV shows from Microsoft’s online store should check out the Movies & TV app, which gets a nice refresh with the Creators Update.
Enterprise pick of the week: Linkedin and Dynamics 365 – the integration begins
Codename pick of the week: Are you hungry? Office team has you covered
Soup, Samwitch, Breakfast, Dinner, Tapas: All codenames that seem to be for the coming full versions of Office apps that soon will be available in the Windows Store (thanks to the Centennial Bridge). Thanks to @h0x0d, the Walking Cat, for finding these
Beer pick of the week: Upland Brewing Irdescent
I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer from these excellent brewers in Bloomington, Indiana until recently. This ginger-apricot sour was a great introduction.
Mark your calendars
May 1 at RattleNHum East on 33rd Street: Meetup the day before MS’ May 2 EDU event in NYC. 5 to 8 pm. No RSVP needed
May 11 somewhere in downtown Seattle: Build 2017 meetup. Venue should be finalized in next day or 2. We’ll tweet it out! Also no RSVP needed
June 19 to 22: Office 365 Engage in Haarlem, NL. We’ll be doing Windows Weekly live there with a meetup. If you’re into O365, this should be a really great show.