Ferrous and FeFe – Windows Weekly 676

Posted on June 11, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Windows Experience Pack, a Keivan Beigi follow-up, the end of our national nightmare, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Consider powerline networking

Everyone knows about Wi-Fi and Ethernet, but powerline networking provides an interesting middle ground between the two and can work well in some circumstances.

App pick of the week: Sumatra PDF

It ain’t pretty, but Sumatra PDF is the lightweight and full-featured PDF reader we need. Plus, it works with EPUB as well.

Enterprise pick of the week: WVD users: MSIX App Attach is ready for testing

Windows Virtual Desktop users can now test MSIX App Attach. If this ends up working as advertised, it should make using WVD even better.

Codename pick of the week: Iron (Fe)

Later this month, Windows 10 Fast Ring testers are going to start testing 21H1. Yes, Microsoft insists that the codenames they have no longer are directly correlated to new feature updates. But the follow on to the 20H2 update (codenamed Manganese) is going to be called Iron (Fe). So testers will start seeing Fe references real soon now.

Beer pick of the week: Finback Yellow Cake

If you like yellow cake (and who doesn’t? C’mon!), you probably will love Finback Brewing’s Yellow Cake. It has a bit of lemon and a lot of vanilla and it really tastes like yellow cake! If you can’t find it, since Finback isn’t widely distributed, look for beers categorized as Milkshake IPAs. Lactose and other additives do wonders to change the usual IPA profile:

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