The Power of the Gong Compels You – Windows Weekly 595

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss amateur hour in Redmond, Windows Server 2019, tons of Xbox news, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Go Xbox this Black Friday

$400 for an Xbox One X? Yes.

Also: It’s Beneath a Surface.

App pick of the week: Crackdown for Xbox

It’s free and on Xbox Backward Compatibility. No brainer.

Enterprise pick of the week: Power BI to get the AI treatment

Microsoft’s self-service BI tool will soon let business analysts build and use machine learning models, with minimal expertise, and no code.

Enterprise pick of the week No. 2: G Suite to Office 365 migration tool is coming

Likely around Q2 2019. Microsoft is working on a migration toolset for moving folks off G Suite to O365. That’s about all we know right now

Beer pick of the week: Founders Brewing Curmudgeon’s Better Half

Curmudgeon’s Better Half is an Old ale aged in bourbon barrels previously used for Michigan maple syrup and brewed with molasses. Watch out: 12.7% but oh, so tasty.

And… a moment of silence for our Windows Weekly HQ in NYC: Rattle East is closing on November 25 🙁


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One response to “The Power of the Gong Compels You – Windows Weekly 595”

  1. Rpt

    Hi, just listened in to this podcast. Thanks for a great show as always.

    I wanted to throw in my 10c following Leo's comment about "normal" users not being affected by the 1809 train crash (or wreck if you prefer). He's right I'm sure, and I may or may not be normal but I was a "seeker" for 1809 simply because it promised to resurrect the sms functionality from my desktop that I had enjoyed, let's say sporadically, with Cortana. You see, being the wrong side of 50, I have a real problem with pecking around on my phone when I have a perfectly useable keyboard and screen right in front of me.

    So, having successfully seeked I now have Win 10 "my phone". That doesn't work so that was a waste of time.

    But more importantly my Win 7 backup is now broken, something to do with my NAS drive, which I have used for 3+ years, being suddenly write protected since the ?upgrade? to 1809. The irony of MS breaking my carefully constructed backup at the same time as they deleted user's files is not lost on me. I have read around the problem and it may or may not be something to do with onedrive or mapped drives, and it may or may not be fixed in 2019. So in the meantime I am manually copying my files as a kind of half-cocked backup in the hope that MS do something about it; you can guarantee I'll forget when it matters most.

    And don't start me on win 10 file backup.

    So I was overjoyed when MS pushed that latest update yesterday, surely this problem would be fixed, it's important and I know I'm not alone.

    Checked backups this morning, is it fixed? Is it f.

    So am I normal? If that means someone who can't be arsed with finding out why stuff is suddenly broken, then yes I am.

    Now I've got that off my chest (thanks for sticking with me if you did), I must get back to the stuttering mess that is Adobe Lightroom on 1809.

    Mac anyone?