Windows Weekly 562: Where Democracy Dies

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss the latest Windows 10 transgression, Windows 10 version 1803 nearing completion, a Windows Server 2019 preview, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Forget PUBG! There are better games

Paul tested Fortnite this week. It’s a blatant PUBG rip-off. Which is free. Plus, Overwatch is a fast-paced shooter that recalls the Unreal Tournament Games.

Tip #2: Get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for $100 off this week. This flagship-class smartphone has slipped under the radar thanks to xenophobic governmental policies. But it’s pretty great and was already bargain-priced before this temporary sale.

App pick of the week: Pocket Casts for Windows 10

Pocket Casts has come to the Store!

Pick #2: Microsoft Edge for iPad

Microsoft tailors Edge mobile for the iPad. And yes, it’s pretty damn good.

Pick #3: The new version of is available to everyone. You will need to switch to Beta to see the new Calendar and People experiences.

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 ‘Spring ’18’ update

All the Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP modules are getting new features starting in April (if not before). But the biggest news is around PowerBI being brought into the fold.

Enterprise pick No. 2:  Your older Windows documentation is no longer right where you left it

But there’s still hope for those who want and need to search this stuff. (Thanks, Ned Pyle!) It’s the archive all Win7/8, Windows Server 2012/2008/2003/R2, etc. info previously in TechNet. That legacy content isn’t searchable from Google or Bing.

Beer pick of the week: Orval Trappist Ale (Brasserie d’Orval S.A.)

The unique and infamous Belgian pale that’s a style unto itself. Comes in a very recognizable bottle. Mild, smooth, easy drinking and tasty! Ages well too.


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  • SvenJ

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    24 March, 2018 - 11:05 am

    <p>I appreciate your altruistic concern for our well being, but being someone who uses Chrome almost exclusively, and GMail within it, your indignation about Mail and Edge being more tightly integrated seems a little forced. In reality this is only forced if you use Windows S, which you assert no one uses, and Mail which you say no one uses and Edge, which again you say no one uses. So the impact should be fairly minimal. You just need to use a different mail client, which is trivial outside of Win S.</p><p><br></p><p>Maybe there is a slippery slope, but this is implemented in the most beta of releases, skip-ahead, at this point, and may be there just to ensure needed telemetry is collected. I have noticed the web links from Edge are something other than just the url, and seem to imply some proxy/pass-through that may be there to allow some bad site protection. Could be just data mining, but if MS can make opening web links from Mail safer, great. </p>


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