Megan Morrone, Mary Jo, and I discuss Microsoft Managed Desktop, Windows 10 version 1803, new Surface devices, and much more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Consolidating email
Thanks to Google’s decision to kill Inbox, I’m reexamining other email services. First up is Outlook.com and Outlook Mobile, which raises a classic issue from the past: Is it better to forward email from Service A to Service B, or use Service B to pull email from Surface A?
App pick of the week: Microsoft Studio games on Steam and PC disc
Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft’s post-mortem on its September 4 cloud outage
Microsoft doesn’t often do public post-mortems of its outages of its cloud services. (VSTS is the one notable exception.) But the company did do so for its September 4 cloud outage. The good news: Those affected are going to be compensated.
Codename pick of the week: Modern Workplace as a Service
Modern Workplace as a Service was the codename for Microsoft Managed Desktop. MWaaS doesn’t roll right off the tongue, but some MS resellers actually ended up using this name in marketing their own version of MMD.
Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Maduro Brown
Since we’ll be in Florida next week, here’s a beer pick from a Tampa, Fla. Brewery, Cigar City, that happens to be one of the best known craft breweries here in the U.S. Cigar City Maduro Brown is an excellent English brown-style ale with coffee, toffee flavor. Easy drinking and worth a try.
Windows Weekly will be broadcast live at Ignite. If you’re there and free from 2-4 pm on Tuesday next week, come and join our live audience. (Sorry, this is open to attendees only.) West Hall C
Right after that, anyone who’s in the Orlando area – or beyond — can come to our meetup. It’s at Copper Canyon Grill in Orlando. 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday September 25. No RSVP needed.
October 17: Microwarehouse Cloud Camp. Paul and MJF will be keynoting this one-day event in Dublin. There’s going to be a live Windows Weekly taping, plus a meetup too. So if you’re in the vicinity, come and check it out.