Living on the Edge – Windows Weekly 606

Megan Morrone, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss what to expect in Windows 10 version 1903, where Windows 10 is at now, and much, much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Xbox One is on sale. Again

No one should ever pay full retail for an Xbox One S or Xbox One X.

Plus: Here’s February’s Games with Gold lineup!

App pick of the week: ACDSee Photo Editor 10

On the hunt for a photo editor that’s as full-featured as Photoshop Elements but less expensive, I came across this little blast from the past. And it’s on sale now for just $25.

Enterprise pick of the week: New privacy, security dashboards for M365 admins

Worldwide rollout of Compliance Center should be complete by March. There’s a new Security Center dashboard coming then, too.

And speaking of Office 365, it’s been a rough week for users. Exchange Online issues dragged on for days for a number of European O365 users. And yesterday, there was a worldwide MS cloud services authentication outage (which didn’t last too long, but still….)

Codename pick of the week: Project Rome

The Project Rome SDK for iOS and Android has just hit version 1. What is/was Rome? Project Rome allows developers to write apps that can run on multiple devices and travel with the user as they switch between devices. Documentation link. Microsoft first talked about this concept in 2016 at Build.

Beer pick of the week: Bell’s Black Note Stout

It’s super cold in the midwest right now – perfect weather for an imperial stout. Bell’s – based in the heart of this frozen tundra in Comstock, Mich. — makes a great one: Black Note Stout. It’s a combination of Bell’s Expedition Stout and their Double Cream Stout, aged in oak bourbon barrels for months. Not overwhelmed by the bourbon, but smooth and very yummy.


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  • jim_n0uwy

    31 January, 2019 - 11:31 pm

    <p>Thanks Paul for the information on ACDSee. I also was a user of it for a long time. It was a long time ago.</p><p>I paid for a key March 15th of 2002. But I used it before that if I remember correct.</p><p>It was an excellent program and I loved it. I still have the license number for V4.0 and I paid $49.95 for it.</p><p>I just installed the new version. My old key does not work. I did not think it would.</p><p>I just sent them an email asking for a good key now. I suspect they will send me a new key.</p><p>Right now I can use it for the 30 days free. </p><p>It is an excellent deal right now, like you said on this week's "Windows Weekly." They have it for $20.00 right now.</p><p><br></p><p>Thanks for "Windows Weekly" and Twit. I am a big fan.</p><p><br></p><p>Jim Howard</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      01 February, 2019 - 6:34 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#401118">In reply to jim_n0uwy:</a></em></blockquote><p>Nice, thanks!</p>

      • jim_n0uwy

        01 February, 2019 - 10:03 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#401141">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Well ACD Systems gave me a fast reply.</p><p>They said that ACDsee 4 is a "legacy product" and no longer supported.</p><p>So I will have to buy the program.</p><p>&nbsp; It is well worth the $20.00 but not sure if I want to buy it now.</p><p>My first computer was a TRS-80 Model 1.&nbsp; I went on line with a BBS in 1982 and when the world wide web was invented in 1995 I moved it to the web.</p><p>I can not count the number of programs that I paid for over the years.</p><p>Many saying "life-time" ownership by paying x amount of money.</p><p>Very few of them honored that offer.&nbsp; </p><p>I have often just paid donations for software to help the author of it.</p><p>But it seems to me that it has been a one way street.</p><p>I am still paying for apps, like Android, and don't mind paying a small amount to help out the author but I do feel like I have been cheated by software people in the past many times over and over again.&nbsp; WebCam XP being one of them for an example.&nbsp; They offered "lifetime" software and very fast refused to honor it.</p><p><br></p><p>&nbsp; I got a month to try the ACDsee program.</p><p>Not sure what I will do yet.</p><p><br></p><p>Jim Howard</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:28 am

    <p>I rely on Cortana constantly. Any efforts to minimize it angers me a lot. And Microsoft NOT pushing harder to make Cortana MORE capable on Android and iOS angers me, too. And I just consider people who found search + Cortana as confusing to be just too stupid to use computers.</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:29 am

    <p>When I search for something I ALWAYS want it to search everywhere. I want it to sort the results by local first, web second. This shouldn't be rocket science to implement OR understand.</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:41 am

    <p>Let's be real, here, about 19H2. It's not like it's going to be any big feature increase. The line between 19H1 and H2 is merely a "we have to draw a line at which we can button this up to go to OEMs". That's it. I am always on the Skip Ahead ring with one of my devices. </p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:49 am

    <p>ToDo vs Calendar: EXACTLY!!! I rely on the Calendar. My wife relies on the Calendar. And we use the Family Calendar to integrate. OneNote, since we also share that, is where our shopping list and other household related things live. The beauty there is that if I'm shopping and she needs to update the list I see it pop up immediately.</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:50 am

    <p>Cortana location-based reminders work very well for me.</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    01 February, 2019 - 10:55 am

    <p>Cortana is ALWAYS on with ALL my devices. And the inability to do this on other platforms is a huge reason why I have no use for those platforms.</p>

  • samidhan1

    10 March, 2019 - 12:56 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Cortana is Always helpful while i do search on my Laptop. i really luv this feature &amp; </span><a href="; target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">solutions</a></p>

  • stellalilia

    11 March, 2019 - 4:23 am

    <p>Cortana is very excellent functionality added by Microsoft. Nice Information provide by you in this <a href="; target="_blank">topic</a>. Thanks.</p>


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