Windows Weekly 579: Microsoft Milk

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Microsoft’s Modern Life Services, Xbox Scarlett, the Office 2019 servers, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Pre-order Surface Go, get a $50 gift certificate

At Best Buy. Or, order the special secret SKU from Costco

Also: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is on!

App pick of the week: International travel apps and services

The list evolves each year.

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365, the fall ’18 update

We now have a feature list for what Microsoft is preparing to start rolling out in October across its ERP, CRM and related tools, thanks to 200-plus pages of release notes.

Codename pick of the week: Aris

We now have a codename for the next version of SQL Server: Aris (thanks Walking Cat). It’s currently in a closed community tech preview. Maybe we’ll see it in 2019?

Beer pick of the week: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

A German wheat beer from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephaner that has all the typical flavors (banana, clove) of all the best heifewizens.

 



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2 responses to “Windows Weekly 579: Microsoft Milk”

  1. cybersaurusrex

    It's hard to get excited about Microsoft anymore (particularly for consumers). The Surface and Xbox brands are strong, but Microsoft is absolutely absent in the primary consumer market--phones. They had a great product... and they just gave up. They had a complete ecosystem... and then disbanded it.


    So, not only did they betray their most loyal customers, but now they can't even compete with the competition. It won't be long until Chrome OS is a viable alternative to Windows... and consumers will start to move away for good.

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