Merry ChrisCapmas – Windows Weekly 600

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

In this very special 600th episode of Windows Weekly, we close out 2018 with another visit by Microsoft CMO Chris Capposela. And he comes bearing gifts!

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Special giveaways

Chris and Microsoft have graciously donated 5 Surface Go tablets with Type Covers, 5 Surface Headphones, 10 Xbox Game Pass (one year) subscription codes, and 10 Office 365 Home (one year) subscription codes for us to give away to Windows Weekly listeners. I’ll be doing the giveaways here on, but I need to have the physical items on-hand before I can give those away. So I’ll be giving away the product codes this week. Stay tuned for a separate post.

UPDATE: Here’s the post explaining how the giveaways will work.

Thanks, Paul

Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Charge Surface Pro/Laptop over USB-C

There’s a new cable in town. And it only costs $20!

Also: The Xbox One S and Xbox One X are both $100 off, again.

App pick of the week: Brave

Interested in testing a Chromium-based Microsoft Edge? Start with Brave, the privacy-protecting browser that just went “full Chromium” itself.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Windows Virtual desktop explained

Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop explained in this very good post from Russell Smith on How does “multi-user Windows 10” work underneath, etc.

Codename pick of the week: Madrid

Windows Sandbox (formerly InPrivate Desktop) was codenamed “Madrid.” There are a bunch of other Spain-related codenames in this container family: Seville, Barcelona, etc.

Beer pick of the week: Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Nothing says Christmas like this Belgian strong dark ale. Corsendonk Christmas is a tradition. Dark sugar, cherries, dark fruits. It’s basically a (good) 8.5% fruitcake in a glass.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “Merry ChrisCapmas – Windows Weekly 600”

  1. scotttech1

    I know there's going to be a separate post but I really want to make sure I don't miss out on an opportunity to enter, so please accept this as my entry into the Microsoft giveaway! Merry Christmas(ChrisCapmas)!

  2. lordbaal1

    So how does this sex adaptive controller work?

    Does it have a vibration feature?