OK, Mr. Mxyzptlk: Windows Weekly 675

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

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the great Windows 10 version 2004 drama of 2020, the great WinGet drama of 2020, and so much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Wait

I know you want Windows 10 version 2004. Just wait if your hardware isn’t ready. Seriously.

App pick of the week: Any browser not named Chrome

Edge, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, Firefox, Safari are all better choices.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft bot tools you can use

Microsoft is adding more bot tools to its stable for developers and non-developers, including a tool for building Alexa stills using the MS Bot Framework.

Codename pick of the week: Bicep

Microsoft has started developing a new ARM desired-state language, codenamed as “Bicep.” ARM as in Azure Resource Manager. Thanks to Aidan Finn for the link from the Build content about this.

Beer pick of the week: SlackTide Brewing Angry Osprey IPA

I haven’t had this beer, but I chose it in honor of Slack’s Stuart Butterfield, who continues to act like an angry osprey when it comes to Teams. It sounds like a good one – a west coast IPA with Citra and Centennial.


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Comments (6)

6 responses to “OK, Mr. Mxyzptlk: Windows Weekly 675”

  1. pesos

    We have ~400 machines that have been running 2004 enteprise for weeks now. Great build, hope 20h2 is this solid and installs as fast.

    • pesos

      In reply to pesos:

      p.s. we have lots of surface laptop 3s and haven't had issues, however we have hibernate disabled so not sure if hibernate is related to the alwayson issues...

      • pesos

        In reply to pesos:

        and it's not about the feature set in 2004... it's about being able to get our 1607/1803/1809 machines up to date in ~9 minutes vs. 40-80 like previous IPUs...

  2. red77star

    QA does not exist at Microsoft. And it is a new culture or mentality many companies are taking over too. For example their Dynamics 365 is such pile of crap and buggy platform but yet idea is to to prod, just release release release. It is no different for Windows 10. The testing Microsoft performed comes down to running in virtual machine and few real testing (but not enough). Also now days the kids are not learning C/C++ let alone Assembly in school but pile of crap language called Python. Enough said.

  3. ianhead

    You might like SumatraPDF, Paul. It's as minimal as a PDF reader can be, it's fast as a cut cat, it's free and open source, and yes, it supports table of contents!