Windows Weekly 581: Not with My Gorilla Hands

Posted on August 9, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 5 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Surface Go pros and cons, Microsoft Managed Desktop misreporting, new Redstone 5 news, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Surface is on sale

With Microsoft expected to drop new Surface PCs this fall, most of the current versions are on sale for $200 to $300 off. This may be a great time to buy.  Surface LaptopSurface Book 2 and Surface Pro

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App pick of the week: Surface Diagnostic Toolkit

Surface PC owner? You need this.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Ignite 2018 sessions are live

At least 628 or so of them are.

A few observations: Lots of Dynamics 365 content! Lots of Windows-related sessions! Way more developer content than previously. Some sessions on Surface (LTE and Hub 2).  Several PWA sessions. And hints about the next version of SQL Server.

Codename pick of the week: Some next-gen Surface codenames

As Paul mentioned, new Surfaces are coming. Some this fall; some next year. We have heard codenames for some, but not all of these.  Surface Pro (6) is “Carmel.” Surface Studio 2 is “Capitola.” The updated Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 5, expected this yea—so far, we don’t know.

Beer pick of the week: Westbrook Cucumber Lemon Gose

It’s hot, hot, hot. Nothing like a gose, especially one with cucumber and lemon – to cool you down. Especially one that’s only 4%. Westbrook, based in Mount Pleasant, SC, makes a great one (that’s available in cans, too).



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