Ring the Red Bell – Windows Weekly 658

Posted on February 6, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 4 Comments

Mary Jo, Leo, and Paul discuss Panos ascending, Surface Hub 2X, Microsoft Store, and UWP descending, a Windows Search glitch, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Give Game Pass for PC a shot

I’m going to turn off my Xbox One X and use a gaming PC going forward. And Xbox Game Pass for PC will be a key part of this experiment.

App pick of the week: Outlook … on mobile, not the PC

Outlook got new multitasking features on iPadOS this week. It remains the best mobile email client.

Enterprise pick of the week: System Center 2019 Update Rollup 1 is out

It’s finally here and chock full of System Centerish goodies.

Codename pick of the week: Aruba

Remember when Surface Hub 2X was supposed to be an instantiation of WCOS plus the “Aruba” shell? That no longer seems to be what’s happening. We know now that the plan for Surface Hub is to get it running some kind of Windows variant based on 20H1.

Beer pick of the week: Allagash Tripel

A Belgian tripel from the good folks at Allagash in Portland, Maine. Allagash Tripel is a nice beer for winter when you’re getting burned out on all those big imperial stouts. Golden with notes of honey and banana. 9%


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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Ring the Red Bell – Windows Weekly 658”

  1. jgreiner

    Great content, thank you. PC Game Pass recommendation..hmm..Fishing Sim World Pro Tour? !

  2. doon

    This was a great listen, tons of interesting news.

  3. sandeepm

    Why would anyone incessantly praise Outlook on Android? Compared to the OEM version on Windows Phone, it truly sucks.

  4. sandeepm

    ...and while on the topic, I cannot curb my temptation to point out that Microsoft AI spam filters are such a complete disaster, both on Live Mail as well as on Office 365 Mail. If there was anything less intelligent in this world than the Microsoft AI spam filters, it would be hard to believe... having said that, I cannot confirm how google-mail spam filters would behave since I have never used it. If it is worse, that would be another reason for you to rejoice in the best of the worst.

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