Windows Weekly 525: Token Ring’s Back

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss the pending Microsoft reorg and expected layoffs, tons of Windows 10 news, Surface mini non-news, and a Microsoft acquisition.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Games with Gold and a great games sale

App pick of the week: Stamp

Stamp can help you move your music collection to a new service.

Enterprise pick of the week: Free Azure training courses

Free online Azure training courses courtesy of Pluralsight. (h/t Dan Fernandez)

Codename pick of the week: Brainwave

The week of July 17, Microsoft is holding its annual Faculty Research summit. This year’s theme is “The Edge of AI.” Brainwave is one of the topics on the agenda. BrainWave is a “deep learning platform running on field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based hardware microservices. It supports democratizing AI for all of Microsoft.” MS will show it off to demonstrate how deep neural nets can be accelerated on FPGAs.

Beer pick of the week: Westbrook Gose

The perfect representation of the style (a German-style sour with a bit of salt and coriander). It’s summer here in NYC. Drink this beer from this South Carolina brewer to cool down.

Events!

Next week: Microsoft’s worldwide partner conference, Inspire, is going to be in Washington DC

We are doing Win Weekly live there next Wed. 2:30- 4:30 ET. All attendees welcome!

And MJF is doing a session on Monday at 1 pm — “Reading the Redmond Tea Leaves” — come and bring questions!

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