Windows Weekly 573: Take Off That Sweater

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Computex 2018, Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, Redstone 5, and Spring fashion sense.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: The “biggest Xbox sale of the year”

Is happening right now.

Also: Games with Gold for June

Also: New Game Pass games including four Star Wars titles

App pick of the week: Google Photos

Google Photos is now a PWA on desktop.

Also: Microsoft Family starts its journey to Android

Reorg tip of the week: Phase 2 of Microsoft’s latest reorg

After the late March reorg resulting in Terry Myerson’s departure and the split in half of the Windows team. Microsoft is moving more human chess pieces around. Kudo Tsnuoda’s team disbanded; Windows Insider program now under JoeB and more.

Codename pick of the week: Project Natick

Over the next 12 months, the Project Natick team will monitor and record the performance of the company’s underwater datacenter off the coast of Scotland. Phase one of Project Natick showed the underwater datacenter concept is feasible; Phase two is focused on researching whether the concept is logistically, environmentally and economically practical.

Beer pick of the week: Firestone Walker Krieky Bones

In honor of this weekend’s big sour beer fest in NYC, another sour pick for this week. Krieky Bones is known as a “Flanders Red” aged in oak with sour cherries. One of the easier drinking sours and widely available. Plus only 5.7%.

 

 



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