It’s Not a Phone – Windows Weekly 685

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Surface Duo announcement, Windows 10, Microsoft 365, the Xbox Series X release date, and much, much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Make the move to YouTube Music

A lot of people are down on YouTube Music because it’s not just like Google Play Music. But it has one major advantage that makes it the single best music service available.

App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 16

PD 16 arrives with better perf and macOS Big Sur support.

Codename pick of the week: Deschutes

Microsoft’s coming CloudPC service has a codename: Deschutes. It *might* be named for the brewery which makes the excellent Fresh Squeezed IPA. Or maybe (and more likely) it’s named for the place/river in Oregon.

Codename pick 2 of the week: Oakdale

Oh, Dynamics 365/Power Platform team… how did this happen? You seemingly infringed on another company’s branded trademark. But at least we have Project Oakdale, the version of the soon-to-be-renamed Dataflex for Teams.

Beer pick of the week: Deschutes Brewing Black Butte porter

One more Deschutes mention this week. In addition to their lovely IPA, they make a fantastic porter called Black Butte. It’s a really solid 5.2% one with all the tasty chocolate/coffee notes. Not a true summer beer, but it might be really good with s’mores. Just sayin



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Comments (2)

2 responses to “It’s Not a Phone – Windows Weekly 685”

  1. Jorge Garcia

    This was a superb podcast. Paul, Leo and Mary Jo really did study this new creature from all the possible angles and made all the points I hoped they would.

  2. JanesJr1

    The price is off, but as a productivity worker, the dual-screen form factor is a no-brainer for me. If you aren't a productivity worker who is already pulling info and comparing data and writing up analysis from multiple sources and running multi-apps on a single project, you won't get it. Otherwise, you will. I see an awful lot of people like me in the work environment. For workers who do this kind of work, dual-screen is a stress REDUCER. and has absolutely nothing to do with trope about multi-taskers being mentally fragged. like texting teen drivers.