Windows Weekly 535: You Should’ve Named Him Cuphead

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss how Windows users cope with mobile today, Windows 10 news, Skype/Teams migrations, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Don’t use Microsoft Movies & TV. Seriously

I can’t imagine why anyone would buy digital media content from Microsoft. Here’s one reason. And lets consider what just happened over in Apple land.

App pick of the week: Android stuff

SwiftKey for Android and Outlook for Android

Bonus mention: Grammarly is on Microsoft Edge now too

Reminder: If you can install Office 2016 from the Store, you can install OneNote now too.

Enterprise pick of the week: eSign, Microsoft Teams and Office 365 (oh my)

The Microsoft-Adobe partnership continues to grow, with the pair integrating some of their signature products (pun intended).

Enterprise tip of the week: Need help figuring out your Ignite session list? MS Australia OEM blog to the rescue

If you don’t already watch this blog, you may want to start doing so. Always has great content and links. Right now they’re doing a series of Ignite sessions organized by product line. Super helpful.

Beer pick of the week: Founders Porter

Back to basics with one of the best porters out there. No extras (coffee, curry, coconut) here – just a full flavored porter that clocks in at a nice easy 6.5 percent. Hello, dark beer season!


Don’t forget: We’ll be doing Win weekly live at Microsoft Ignite

WW is on the 27th (Wed) at the usual time. Live audience welcome!

And a meetup the night before: Meetup is at World of Beer (Dr. Phillips Blvd.) starting 6 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 26. No RSVP needed.

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Comments (1)

One response to “Windows Weekly 535: You Should’ve Named Him Cuphead”

  1. crfonseca

    To be fair, these days Windows Hello on the Lumia 950/950XL works pretty well, it's *very* fast, works a lot more reliably and even works with the phone not absolutely in front of the face or in an absolute vertical position.

    That said, as soon as I replace my contact lenses with glasses, or the phone is directly exposed to sunlight, the reliability drops like a brick. In fact, anything that hinders the ability of the camera to see the eyes will cause that to happen.

    Face ID, because it doesn't rely on seeing the image, it works by detecting the IR lasers it shoots at the face of the person, might be more reliable since it should be less affected by reflections and too much light "blinding" the camera. But we'll see.

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