Windows Weekly 556: 90% Cacao, 10% PWA

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Windows 10’s transition year, Progressive Web Apps, Microsoft’s quarterly results, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Two ways to get Cortana on your Android device’s lock screen

In the past week or so, Microsoft has provided two different ways to get Cortana all over your phone: Microsoft Launcher and the Cortana app.

Plus: Games with Gold!

App pick of the week: Opera 51

Opera 51 is faster than Firefox Quantum but it uses Google’s rendering engine.

Enterprise pick of the week: OneDrive for Business switch offer

After months of partner love, Microsoft finally takes the gloves off and starts going after Box, Dropbox and Google Drive with a new business offer.

Codename pick of the week: The other “Polaris”

Polaris is the codename for an evolving Desktop shell for Windows. But it’s also more, as reader/listener Scott Dynes recently informed me. Polaris also is a cross-platform, minimalist web framework for PowerShell. It’s built on .NET Standard and you can find it online.

Beer pick of the week: Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter

A nice, easy-drinking porter from Boulder Brewing in Colorado. Cacao nibs and “chocolate wheat” make this very chocolately. And just 5.9%.

 

 



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