The Warwick Blue Sox – Windows Weekly 594

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 4 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Javier Soltero’s exit, the Windows 10 1809 fiasco, Apple copying Microsoft yet again, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Buy Brad’s Surface book

Below a Surface is the inside story of Microsoft’s hardware highs and lows.

Also: It’s that time of the month. Games with Gold/Audible Originals.

App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher 5

Now with Timeline support, in beta.

Plus: Microsoft SwiftKey will finally add integrated Bing Search functionality

Enterprise pick of the week: Kaizala

Microsoft’s got yet another communications app, known as Kaizala. The Pro version is rolling out to Office 365 commercial users for free (as part of their subscriptions).

Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft pauses Office 365 tips

Huzzah for more customer feedback. MS pauses its plan to automatically start pushing product tips to Office 365 users via email.

Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Cubano Espresso Brown

Cigar City in Tampa makes an excellent brown ale that is made with “Cuban-style” roasted espresso beans. “Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants,” says BeerAdvocate. If you like coffee/toffee flavors, this beer is for you.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “The Warwick Blue Sox – Windows Weekly 594”

  1. Rob_Wade

    We have Cortana set to always-on with all our devices. I want to default to hands-free use all the time. It angers me that this is the one feature that always worked best, and Microsoft is not exploiting this.

  2. Rob_Wade

    I'm not impressed with foldable displays, and they look stupid.

  3. Rob_Wade

    I'm not impressed with foldable displays, and they look stupid. It does NOT fit "neatly in your pocket". Idiots.