Windows Weekly 540: Smell the Baguettes

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Surface Book 2, a faster-than-expected Fall Creators Update roll out, Windows on ARM, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Get the Fall Creators Update on your schedule


Or later

App pick of the week: Microsoft + Android

Should Microsoft make its own Android handsets? Maybe. But you can do it yourself right now if you want.

Plus: Microsoft Edge Preview for Android is now available

Enterprise pick of the week: Cloud service map for AWS and Azure

This is amazing. Now you actually can compare AWS and Azure offerings side-by-side. Available also as downloadable PDF.

Codename pick of the week: Pyxis & Zariah

Sounds like the new Surface Book 2 may have been codenamed Pyxis & Zariah (says The Walking Cat). He also says Vail is the codename of the new mouse. So what’s the theme here, if there is one. Good question.

Beer pick of the week: Weird Beard Sorachi Face Plant

A tribute to my new kitty Sorachi (yes, named for the Sorachi hop): Weird Beard’s Sorachi Face Plant IPA. This London-based brewer made a strong, hoppy but also quite malty IPA. (Thanks to Steve Brown for the bottle!)


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2 responses to “Windows Weekly 540: Smell the Baguettes”

  1. pmeinl

    This is how MS used to create new Windows versions:

    The Daily Cycle - Windows 2000

  2. cheetahdriver

    Just as a point of order vs the Surface Book 2 USB-C deficency, I recently took delivery of a new Lenovo X1 Yoga (Gen2) which has an included USB 2 charger. On my first trip with it, the durn charger died (and it took me almost 40 minutes to figure out that it wasn't 1709 that killed it because it literally stopped working when the update happened). I was across the street from an Apple store, I ran down, got an 85w Apple Power supply and USB-C cable, and was back up and running in the time it took to walk across the street. Demerits to Lenovo for the charger failure, but just one demerit, as cradle failures happen to everyone at some point.

    I also experimented with charging it with a high speed phone charger, which would not keep the unit running, but would add about 5% battery in 40 minutes with the unit turned off. So my takeaway is that you could recharge the unit with one of the big battery units I carry in case the I am caught without power, but it would be a slow charge at best. Same thing for a car phone charger, if you were on a trip, you could top it off, but it wouldn't work for any use profile that wasn't just hard use at short stops and then charge back up while driving.

    Plus, I can charge my Nexus with the Apple Charger. Full USB-C functionality increases flexibility, and that sometimes is the difference between success and failure.

    Will let you know how Lenovo does on the warranty side.