Windows Weekly 542: Here Comes PWA

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss the future of PWAs on Windows 10, Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, Andromeda rumors, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Games with Gold

It’s November, so here we go. Also, 7 more games for Xbox Game Pass.

Also: Yes, Virginia, you can still clean install Windows 10 with a Windows 7/8 product key

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

It’s being completely rewritten.

Also: SwiftKey Beta for Android adds custom photo themes

And: Pocket gets continuous read aloud on Android

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Connect (); 2017

Since we talked a lot of developer stuff earlier in the show, why not tout its upcoming developer event for mid-November in NYC. This is primarily an online event. Lots of .NET, data science tool stuff (maybe some new AI tool add-ons to Visual Studio), VS Code, SQL Server and more. Register for free and watch on Nov. 15.

Codename pick of the week: CrystalNet/MirrorNet

Microsoft has built a mirror of its Azure network over the past two years so it can test before deploying into production hardware/software changes it plans to make to it. This is CrystalNet (possibly known as MirrorNet in a previous life).

Beer pick of the week: Tree House Green

A toast to JLG, who is leaving Microsoft after 25 years. In her honor, a true cult beer from the infamous Tree House (Charlton, Mass.). The Tree House Green is one of their beloved favorites: A perfect IPA (7.5% ABV), with lots of tropical fruit flavors.

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  • Bats

    02 November, 2017 - 8:43 pm

    <p>Kinda funny how Paul seems so excited about PWAs, a web technology that's been around for a while. What next,….bluetooth?</p>

  • unfalln

    03 November, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    <p>Normally these episodes are great to listen to, and this series is always first on my podcast list. But *man* was it painful listening to the PWA segment at the start. I have been researching PWAs for the last year and trying to move development for projects at work toward this, so listening to Leo stumble through introduction articles while half-listening to Mary and Paul explain that they don't know technological specifics made me feel like clawing a small hole in the left side of my forehead. I had to stop it. I will listen to the rest a little later.</p>


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