Windows Weekly 560: Windows à la S Mode

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 6 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Windows 10 in S mode, Microsoft’s education push, tons of Windows news, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Enable 1440p support on Xbox One

If you’re an Insider. Coming soon to everyone.

Plus: Audible comes back to Sonos

App pick of the week: Groupy 1.1

Groupy 1.1 picks up two great new features

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft 365, Azure Stack for Government

Microsoft 365 for Government is here now. Azure Stack for Government is “coming soon.” And Teams for government users… well, who knows?

Enterprise (actually, education) pick No. 2: Azure for Students

Azure for Students — a new promo giving university students access to Azure and a bunch of AI services for it for free. No credit card required

Beer pick of the week: Russian River Damnation

Russian River (Santa Rosa, Calif.) makes some amazing beers. I got to have some Damnation on tap in Philadelphia this past weekend. And it’s damn delicious. A Belgian Strong Pale/Golden ale that drinks deliciously.



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6 responses to “Windows Weekly 560: Windows à la S Mode”

  1. lordbaal1

    Just give it up. Edge is just as good as Chrome. Stop complaining about not being able to run Chrome on Windows S.

    10S is good for most people. Don't listen to this old geezer. You may not like it, but you do not represent everyone.

    • nbplopes

      In reply to lordbaal1:


      When I used Windows 10, since the beginning used Edge to browse the web. Used chrome just for development purposes.


      I've never understood the value of Windows 10 S in comparison with Home or Pro for many reasons. The Windows 10 S mode, case in case, now its a mode.


      If MS wanted to really do something with Windows 10 S, it should have been free until it got critical mass, both of users and apps. Meanwhile push the upgrade. A temporary freemium model if you will.


      It has chosen instead to deploy it in high end laptops and offer a free upgrade to pro ... Now that's courage ... lololol.


      PS: I'm tired of people that don't use Windows 10 S stating that its good for most people. I think its because it gives them a sense of status or something. If it was good for most people, most people would be using it, believe me.

  2. nbplopes

    I don't understand whats all the fuss about the Always Connected PC. I had an Always Connected Tablet, an iPad, it was nice. Than I moved to an Occasionally Connected Tablet, I guess that is the term. Don't don't miss the first one. So I guess that people will find Occasionally Connected PCs just fine an save whatever the difference in price.


    As long a connection can be very easily established, which was not not the case of Windows 10 when I used it by the way, there is little difference.

  3. ssathya

    You start the show stating that no one uses Windows S. Then you spend the next 45 or more minutes discussing a "dead on inception" product.


    Seriously? Is nothing else happening at Redmond?

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