Will A.I. for Food – Windows Weekly 635

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the new Edge Beta, Windows 10, Xbox, and, yes, the recipe for the Patch Tuesday cocktail!

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Test Edge Insider Preview

If you listen to this podcast, you should be using the new Edge. And now that it’s available in Beta across all platforms, there’s no excuse not to.

App pick of the week: Grammarly mobile keyboard

Grammarly’s mobile keyboard picks up synonym suggestion support

Related: Gmail picks up as-you-type spelling and grammar checking

Enterprise pick of the week: What’s under the covers of Windows Update? Dynamics 365

Worlds collide! Microsoft is using Dynamics 365 Customer Service to help manage Windows Update across all Windows variants.

Enterprise pick No. 2: Don’t forget to check that Windows 10 release dashboard

If you’re stuck on 1803 or 1809 and are blocked from getting a more recent Windows 10 feature update, don’t despair. First check the release dashboard and see if you’re issue is a known (and possibly a solved or solvable) one. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/

Drink pick of the week: Patch Tuesday

An original recipe courtesy of Stephanie Thurrott and inspired by Mikah Sargent.

The Patch Tuesday

3 oz whiskey

0.5 oz lemon juice

2 dashes bitters (because Patch Tuesday is a little bit sour and a little bit bitter)

0.5 oz honey syrup (to add a little hope)

1/2 of an egg white

Shake everything together well over ice.

Serve over ice, ideally 1 large cube.

Garnish with a hard (alcohol-infused) maraschino cherry.

Serves 2 because no one should drink alone on Patch Tuesday.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “Will A.I. for Food – Windows Weekly 635”

  1. vernonlvincent

    I just want to say that we need more Windows-related drinks. What about one for a Fast Ring release? Or Build? Or some product-release event? Get Stephanie the Microsoft-Mixologist on this toot-sweet!

  2. rmac

    From what Paul is saying, Chredge is going nowhere with so few downloads. It's sad if Edge just isn't gaining traction and if Chredge will make no difference. Sometimes you just have to persevere with new ideas until you can make things stick, and that is something MS are good at. [As an aside, I think the existing Edge captures the look and feel of W10, which I also think is the best looking MS OS in years, and Leo hits the nail on the head, why would you want to make any Windows app e.g. the default browser adopt another's UI style on your own platform? (Paul's point noted re targetting other OSs which I'll come onto, though I'm curious about the rendering issues he mentions as I thought the move away from Trident onto Blink was supposed to remedy this).]

    All this said, might a better approach be to kill off the browser and to re-invent the window? Isn't that what iOS apps accomplished? Instead of a browser targetting different OS's, why not build a Xamarin like UI dev platform (atop .NET Core 3 and .NET 5 to be), to compile XAML, openGL, HTML, SVG (or whichever UI markup) to target DirectX, Vulkan and Metal?

    Assuming MS are not going to venture (again) into hardware markets like phone, tablet or watch, at least give manufacturers an OS which repositions the W10 start screen onto an Asus like ScreenPad (or phone, tablet or watch).

    Killing the OS might be another way to kill off the browser, 'just' stream apps from a Windows service to whatever display, though I'm sure we're a long way away from that today.

    Just my 2p (er 2 cents).