Windows Weekly 534: Hedgehogs Prohibited

Posted on September 7, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss an October Surface announcement, Windows 10 S, the Fall Creators Update, and much, much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Install Windows 10 S on any PC

Yes, you can install Windows 10 S on any PC (presumably)

Bonus tip: Yep. The Xbox One S is on sale. Again.

Bonus tip #2: Games with Gold is awesome this month

App pick of the week: Mixer Create for Android and iOS

Microsoft’s self-broadcasting app goes live on mobile

Enterprise pick of the week: Olympia Corp.

Kind of a codename (maybe more like Contoso and Fabrikam?) … MS launches a new Enterprise Lab in the form of a virtual company (“Olympia Corp.”)  for Windows 10 IT pro testers. Looking for real world testing capability for features like WDAG, Windows Hello for Business, O365, etc.

Codename pick of the week: Pendleton

Oooh. Thanks Walking Cat! I’ve been trying to find out what Pendleton was for a year. Pendleton is a tool for data preparation and cleaning and is targeted at Data Scientists. It may have a connection to MS Research project called PROgram Synthesis using Examples (PROSE), a k a programming by example. The thinking behind it: Data scientists spend 80% of their time extracting and cleaning data. And 99% of spreadsheet users do not know programming.

Beer pick of the week: Allagash Tripel

Fall – or Autumn, if you prefer – is in the air here. So here come the delicious bigger beers. Allagash of Portland, Maine makes a really great tripel. Lots of fruit, honey, banana. Lovely golden color. 9%

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One response to “Windows Weekly 534: Hedgehogs Prohibited”

  1. SvenJ

    Just a comment on installing Win 10 S on any machine. It was mentioned you can do this from Pro or Enterprise, which makes sense. 10 S is sort of a subordinate of those products. Out of curiosity I attempted to run the install on a Win 10 Home PC. It actually worked just fine. It installed and everything seems great, BUT, it did not activate. The Home license is apparently not sufficient. No surprise there. I was a bit surprised that it let me 'side'-grade given that. Just an FYI, it'll do it, you just need to come up with a license. No idea if it would revert back, though I expect a system restore in whatever manner you established (you did backup first right?) would get you back to activated copy of Home. I have an MSDN subscription, so have some Win10S keys. That worked fine.

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