The Admiral Ackbar Thesis – Windows Weekly 608

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 9 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul are joined by Richard Campbell to discuss Microsoft Edge moving to Chromium, plus much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Personalize Chrome with new Google themes

Not sure why this didn’t happen seven years ago, but

Also: You can now buy Google Fi SIMs at Best Buy

App pick of the week: Postbox

I’ve finally found my new email application for desktop. (I’m using Outlook Mobile on phones.) And a recap of my findings on consolidating email.

Enterprise pick of the week: Office Home Use Program

There are some big changes coming to the Office Home Use Program. Office 365 subscriptions will be available at a discount. But Microsoft may be ready to discontinue the ability of volume users to get Office (non-subscription) for a steep discount.

Codename pick of the week: Shimla

Microsoft Forms Pro, codenamed Shimla, is waiting in the wings. And it looks to be using Flow, part of the Power Platform (woohoo).  “Shimla” (thanks Walking Cat) is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Beer pick of the week: Perennial Abraxus

In honor of Valentine’s/Galentine’s day this week, here’s a nice, chocolatey, cinnamony stout from Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, Missouri. (and some nice ancho chili to keep things from getting too sappy)



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