Windows Weekly 520: Digging Up Jason Voorhees

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 9 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss Mary Jo’s trip to Japan, the news from Computex 2017, what’s next for Microsoft in mobile, and Xbox Game Pass.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Xbox Game Pass is not a Netflix for video games. You should still consider it

Xbox Game Pass offers some compelling advantages over Sony’s similar PlayStation Now service. But it falls short of being a true “Netflix for video games,” as some have described it.

Bonus tip: Learn mobile development with Xamarin University for free in June

App pick of the week: Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner companion app for Android and iOS is now available.

Bonus app: SoundCloud for Xbox One and Windows 10

Enterprise pick of the week: SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2 and more futures

MS is readying Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016 for later this year, plus a number of SharePoint Online/O365 updates around personalized search.

Codename pick of the week: Project Vermont

Vermont is a Microsoft Research Project all about improving camera performance by using curved image sensors. “Curving the image surface can dramatically improve performance along many axes — resolution, light-gathering, and illumination uniformity — while also reducing system size, cost, and complexity,” say MS researchers, who’ve built a prototype.

Beer pick of the week: Something from Japan – Ginger Stout

Minoh Ginger Stout by A.J.I. Beer Inc. One of the many excellent craft beers I had in Japan. (If you go, definitely check out CraftBeerWorks Kamikaze in Osaka)

Events for your calendar

June 19-23 in Haarlem, N.L. Office 365 Engage show

We’ll be there, keynoting and doing Win Weekly live on Wed. (with a meetup preceeding the show)

July 9-13 in Washington, DC  Microsoft Inspire

MJF will be speaking at the show in a session about “Reading the Redmond Tea Leaves)

Windows Weekly will be live on Wed. More details re: how to attend and meetup plans to come

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