Windows Weekly 524: Dysfunctional Family Circus

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss our return from Haarlem, Petya, tons of Windows 10 news, a strong start for new Surface devices, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Amazon Prime member? You can get the Nokia 6 for just $180

Yes. There’s a catch. There is always a catch.

Bonus tip: Get a $4.01 Windows Store Gift Code for Free

App pick of the week: Instant Translate for Microsoft Edge

This new extension for Microsoft Edge lets you get instant translations of selected text in the web browser.

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 sales and marketing apps for SMBs

They’re coming “soon” ™ but only in private preview form in July

Codename pick of the week: Potassium

A little birdie tells me that the coming July Dynamics 365 release is codenamed “Potassium.” And the following version may be codenamed “Calcium.”

Beer pick of the week: Troeg’s Nimble Giant

Wowie zowie. A really excellent double IPA from Troeg’s in Hershey, Penn.

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One response to “Windows Weekly 524: Dysfunctional Family Circus”

  1. nbplopes

    IMHO Windows 10 S should be free and MS should strive to strive to get revenue through the App Store and other services. I mean, free even to download and install in whatever compatible computer.

    Whoever need the Pro version could install it and upgrade for a fee.

    Design should be an all encompassing effort. From hardware and software to business model.

    It needs a different business model around it that makes sense out of its constraints in relationship with the way people are used to Windows.

    Personally I think people might choose Windows 10 S because they like the Windows experience and there is still very much a mentality that productivity tools equates to Office 360. Yes this looks a lot like Windows RT, but one here has the full power of a PC under the hood.

    PS: I don't get all the fuss about Chrome, I honestly don't.