Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss the tough phone choices facing the Windows fan, Windows 10 version 1809, Surface, and much more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Xbox is having a “Shocktober” sale
Friday the 13th ($6), Alien Isolation: The Collection ($12), Prey ($15), and many other games are up to 70 percent off!
App pick of the week: Half-Life 2 Orange Box, Portal, and Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
Also: Firefox 63
Enterprise pick of the week: How to get the MS Tech Community blogs into your RSS feed
More and more MS blog content is being moved off MSDN/TechNet and onto MS Tech Community. I (and many others) believed/were told there were no RSS feeds for this thing. But there are! Master list (via @rpodric).
Enterprise pick No. 2: The on-prem version of the Office 2019 servers are available this week
The one exception: Exchange Server 2019, which requires Win Server 2019 (which is not available right now). But otherwise, they are GA for commercial customers now. Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Project Server 2019 are all out.
Beer pick of the week: Springdale (Jack’s Abby) Brigadeiro
Jack’s Abby has a special barrel room that does experimental beers. One of them is an awesome sweet stout made with Brazilian coffee, lactose and some sugar. Think of a delicious sweet cup of coffee in beer form, and Brigadeiro is it. Clocks in at 7.5%