You Have Beautiful Eyes – Windows Weekly 625

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 4 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul talk about Microsoft, Xbox, and E3, and pretty much nothing else.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Understand what’s happening with Xbox on Windows 10

There are three main app experiences now: Xbox Console Companion, Xbox, and Game Bar. Am wondering about Xbox SmartGlass given the console streaming stuff, but bet that will be part of one of the other apps.

App pick of the week: Xbox (Beta) app for Windows

Surprise, it’s not a Store app. OK, that’s not a surprise.

Also: iCloud is in the Microsoft Store now for some reasonAnd it uses Files On Demand!

And: Microsoft To-Do is coming to the Mac on June 17

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Wave 2

Microsoft just published its 300-plus plan for the coming set of features for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Wave 2. This is a set of features coming between October and March 2020. Most of them are incremental, but there are a couple worth calling out.

Codename pick of the week: Delphi

Because we haven’t had enough Xbox news this week, the codename of the week is Delphi. Delphi = Xbox Elite v2 controller, says Brad Sams.

Beer pick of the week: Burley Oak Lost

Burley Oak, based in Berlin, Md., is making some excellent beers. I tried their Lost IPA this week in DC and it was quite tasty and easy drinking. Not super bitter. 7.2%. Worth drinking.


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4 responses to “You Have Beautiful Eyes – Windows Weekly 625”

  1. Bill Strong

    Blurays can go up to 100GB, so it isn't like 2 Disc games are rare. The big thing is HD Space.

  2. remc86007

    Whenever Paul acts surprised that Xcloud isn't going mainstream anytime soon, Scarlett isn't the last Xbox console, or upcoming consoles will have disc drives...I'm left to wonder; is Paul living in some alternate reality where we all have 10Gig fiber from local data centers to our homes or is he just blind?

    Compression artifacts are terrible looking and entirely unacceptable on a large screen tv and compressed sound on a good soundsystem is equally unbearable. I'm lucky to have a 100mb/s internet connection..even that at full bore cannot match the quality of 4k Bluray (125mb/s). Even if it could, me, and most of the people using Comcast have a 1TB monthly bandwidth cap. Even if I could stream at the same quality as a 4k Bluray, it would use 10% of my total bandwidth for the month per movie.

    Also, all this talk about the PCIE storage in the upcoming consoles has me wondering: once I fill up the 1TB of PCIE by installing GOW, Forza, and Halo, aren't I just back to the same speed I've had for over a decade with my 5400RPM external? What's the point of stupidly fast storage if it only works for a few games?

    • Bats

      In reply to remc86007:

      I've been following Thurrott since episode 1 of Windows Weekly. I can tell you this,...YES, he lives in an alternate reality.

      Because of that, he can't (and can never) relate to the average "consumer." In his reality, companies have this IMMENSE trust for Microsoft to which he often states in podcasts as a "theoretical scenario." He doesn't go to a job, he doesn't have co-workers, he doesn't have bosses, and he really doesn't effect anything. He just writes what's in his mind and what makes sense to him. The problem, he doesn't understand what he's trying to understand. That's why he is always WRONG. With that said...

      I know about this issue with caps. I participate in a large and great cord cutting community that often discusses these Comcast data caps, that the company imposes on their customers. It's a real issue. At this point, Thurrott is just volunteering himself to be Microsoft's point man.......AGAIN. He says he's not rich, but yet he tries to upgrade all his tech, when the latest and greatest come out. That's another thing, the average consumer cannot do.

      The bottom line, Thurrott will continue to live in the alternate reality until he actually steps out of his bubble truly live like a consumer OR interact with like-minded tech people outside the Microsoft sphere. Someone like Andew Zarian doesn't count's really a lightweight.

  3. Bats

    I have a question and it's regards to Leo's comments about Google giving up on Stadia after a few years because (and I paraphrase) "thats what they do."

    Since, when did Google do that? I can't think of a time when they did that.

    Let me refine the question. When was the last time Google gave up or got tired of a PAID SERVICE and abandoned it?

    Unless, someone can answer that...what a stupid remark. It's either stupid or Leo is in the early stages of dementia. Leo Laporte is no longer and authority or a (for the lack of a better word) spiritual leader/evangelist in technology. For me, that goes back about 15-20 years ago, when he predicted that Linux was turning the corner; or when HD-DVD was going to be beat Blu Ray disc; or when poo-poo'd the brown zune, because of the color, to which a few years later he said how much he loved and was going to get the wood-backed Moto X.

    This guy is ridiculously bad.