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.
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.
App pick of the week: Microsoft Planner
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