The Purposeful Luddite – Windows Weekly 683

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s quarterly and annual earnings, Big Tech’s day in a congressional hearing, Windows 10, Microsoft 365, Xbox and gaming, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Rethink your relationship with Big Tech

We’re not going to solve this problem today. But you can take steps to reduce your reliance on Big Tech.

App pick of the week: Edge Beta or Dev

Edge 86 just hit Dev, giving us a peek at that future

Enterprise pick of the week: Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps

Cartophiles, rejoice! Chredge enterprise features are now part of the M365 roadmap. And GitHub adds a roadmap for publicly acknowledged coming features. Speaking of new resources, there’s also a new landing page is for Windows developers using Node.js, React, Java, Kotlin, Python, Xamarin, and Android Studio

Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: WVD ‘spring’ refresh now GA

The new features that Microsoft outlined in April for its WVD spring refresh are now generally available as of this week: Azure Portal integration, A/V redirect support for Teams

Cocktail pick of the week: Saketini

  • 1 part triple sec (or Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 part cucumber lime vodka
  • 5 parts sake

Stir and serve over ice, garnish with lime, cucumber, or both


  • With triple sec or Cointreau the drink stays clear, GM adds a little color
  • I use Fu-Ki brand sake



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