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!
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 Thurrott.com, 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.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Charge Surface Pro/Laptop over USB-C
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 Petri.com. 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.