There’s a Seeker Born Every Minute – Windows Weekly 655

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the end of support for Windows 7, the beginning of the new Microsoft Edge era, Windows 10, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Yes, you can run legacy Edge and new Edge side-by-side

Here’s how. (But seriously. Why?)

Also: Reminder that Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II are now available via Games with Gold

App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher Preview

The Microsoft Launcher Preview is absolutely a look at the UI we’re going to get on Surface Duo.

Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform warning for IT admins

A reminder for IT admins in shops using the Power Platform: Unless you take action, starting this week, your users are going to be able to buy and deploy Power Platform apps with no IT approval needed.

Codename pick of the week: Vader

This is a MS-internal codename, I hear. And it is for the internally MS-piloted version of Windows Virtual Desktop running on the latest  (20H2) Windows 10 builds. I wonder if there’s a Darth??

Beer pick of the week: Athletic Brewing Upside Down Golden Ale

Non-alcoholic beers have a bad (often justifiably so) rap. But Athletic Brewing in Stratford, Conn. Is trying to change this with some super low alcohol beers that actually don’t taste like water. Upside Down is  their golden ale that clocks in at .4%.

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  • sandeepm

    16 January, 2020 - 11:52 pm

    <p>Today, Google touched $1T market cap. That reminds me that about 10 years ago when my <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">colleagues and I were standing in a car garage at a client site in Minneapolis, smoking, I had said that the real threat to Microsoft was not Apple but Google/Android. I am not a journalist, it was just a casual talk with colleagues who had all switched to iPhones while I was still the lone defender of Windows Mobile, before the release of Windows Phone Series. But we were all ardent supporters of Microsoft, since that technology was what helped us take back home, our dough to feed the family. Microsoft, of course, does not know how to innovate in the consumer space, and went at a tangent, leaving the consumers unheeded, and rest is history. They still have no clue what the users want, and from that perspective, they are still chasing others… open source being the new chasing direction. In the next 5 or 10 years, they will likely become as irrelevant as IBM or Oracle. Google will be the first $2T company, since they understand what the human race needs or wants, mark my words. I did not say things publically 10 years ago since such forums did not exist back then, and I was not exactly inclined to going public with my personal opinion… I was too focused on application of technology in the industry.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">And MJF, it is nothing mysterious about shutting down the apps in the store. the basic pattern that is the Microsoft mantra today is that if a cloud service caters only to Windows, it has to go away and be replaced by a generic service that is OS agonistic. Nothing wrong with that, that is what we have all been wanting from Microsoft for decades… except that it came as a surprise to us when they dumped our beloved Windows… no one saw that coming. Personally, I would have preferred if they had made Stephen Elop incharge of edge and the great Nadella incharge of cloud, and kept both lines of business running, and become the first $2T company in the Solar System, ahead of Google et al.</span></p>


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