Band on the Run! – Windows Weekly 611

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 10, Chromium-based Edge, Microsoft Band, USB, Xbox, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Surface Pro 6 + Type Cover Bundle

Microsoft is selling its Surface Pro 6 + Type Cover Bundle for $160 off, at $899. (Core i5, 8 GB, 128 GB). (It was $260 off very briefly last week.) Be sure to build your own bundle!

App pick of the week: Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts v7 is now available on Android, bringing an entirely new user experience.

Plus: Grammarly Keyboard for iOS adds Dark theme, more.

Enterprise pick of the week: Excel (mobile) can turn photos of table data into working spreadsheets

Microsoft announced plans for the “Insert Data from Pictures” feature at Ignite last year. Now it’s starting to roll out beginning with Android phones. You need O365 and the Excel mobile app for this.

Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft opens its first datacenters in Africa

Finally, the first two African Azure regions are open in Johannesburg and Capetown.

Beer pick of the week: Jack’s Abby Barrel Aged Framinghammer

Framingham, MA Jack’s Abby does a lot of variants of its Framinghammer Baltic porter beer. The barrel aged version isn’t too boozy  (even though it’s 10%)and is really smooth and drinkable. Chocolatey and lightly bourbony.


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One response to “Band on the Run! – Windows Weekly 611”

  1. ken_loewen

    Do you think Microsoft would name the 4th gen XBox 1 the "XBox 1 5G E"?