If I Still Had My Wigs and Costumes – Windows Weekly 629

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss why Microsoft’s partners are upset, Windows 10, non-Windows Microsoft news, and much, much more.

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Tips and picks

App pick of the week: Firefox 68

Firefox 68 is out for Windows, iOS, Mac, Linux. Android is on a different path.

App pick #2

Windows 1.11 is a (lame) Stranger Things tie-in

App pick #3

New Outlook on the web is heading out to everyone on Office 365 commercial

Enterprise pick of the week:  SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 have left the building

Extended support is over. This means no more security updates – unless you pay Microsoft or move your workload to Azure.

Enterprise pick No. 2:  MJFChat on Petri.com

I’m going to toot my own horn here and talk about a series of chats I’m doing over on Petri.com. These are for IT pros who want to learn something new and to ask questions of the invited guests. I’ve interviewed folks on everything from HoloLens, to Cosmos DB, to keeping up with Windows patching.  Check out the prerecorded ones in Petri.com/forums in the MJFChat area.

Beer pick of the week: Highland Park Brewery No Rest

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you still can’t drink a big hefty stout from time-to-time. No Rest is a 12% Imperial Stout with vanilla, coconut, and cedar. Developed in collab with Three Chiefs. I don’t think I’ve ever picked a brewery from Los Angeles, and I was very impressed with this one.


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One response to “If I Still Had My Wigs and Costumes – Windows Weekly 629”

  1. waethorn

    I'm glad I discontinued MAPS a few years ago and moved away from Microsoft. I have several clients that are more productive with open source software than with Microsoft's stack, and at a far lower TCO.

    Microsoft continues down the path of killing their partner program. They did it with their cloud partner program, making it completely unmanageable. They did it with Surface, which is STILL an invite-only club, years later after launch. Microsoft logic is sell more = selling less. Well let's hope the PC market collapses even more with news like this. I can only imagine that OEM partners are going to be next on their hit-list what with no stable direction for Windows 10 and beyond. They've dug their own grave on this one.