Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s mega-deal with Sony, the Windows 10 version 1903 release, the new Edge on Mac, and much more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Save big at the Xbox Backward Compatibility sale
App pick of the week: Simplify for Gmail
I’m currently testing the Simplify browser plug-in for Gmail as an alternative to the terribleness of Windows 10 Mail.
Enterprise pick of the week: A banned-passwords tool from Microsoft
This Azure AD feature, the Azure Active Directory Banned password list, is meant to help orgs avoid easily guessable passwords. It works with both Azure AD and on-premises AD. It also works with proprietary password filters in your company. Thanks to Microsoft’s Mark Morowczynski (@markmorrow) for the tip.
“Codename” pick of the week: Windows 10 EVD
There’s a special multiuser version of Windows 10, known as Win 10 Enterprise Virtual Desktop (EVD). It’s the complement to Win 10 Virtual Desktop (WVD). EVD will be part of cloud solution provider products like Citrix Workspace. But the catch is the virtual machines where EVD is installed must be hosted on Azure.
Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin’s Miami’s Finest
In honor of Paul’s Miami visit, here’s Evil Twin’s Miami’s Finest. Evil Twin is a Brooklyn based brewery. Miami’s Finest is a “pastry stout,” meaning an imperial stout that includes dessert like ingredients and/or flavors. This one is “conditioned on Cave Matured Coffee Sap, Macaroon Extra Special Coconut, & Heritage Scandinavian Vanilla Beans.” Brewed in collab with J. Wakefield. Clocks in at a whopping 15.5%