Dead Cat Walking – Windows Weekly 688

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the latest TikTok developments, Windows 10, a new kind of Surface Hub 2S, tons of Xbox news, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Use a Windows 10 PC as a second display

Most people probably aren’t aware that Windows 10 can be configured as a Miracast receiver, meaning that you can use the screen of one PC as the second screen for another. (Related post.)

App pick of the week: Your Phone

If you use an Android phone, you need to check out Your Phone for Windows 10, perhaps not for the first time. It’s gotten a lot better. And will continue getting better going forward.

Enterprise pick of the week: M365 SMB users get an easier security setup

M365 Business Premium subscribers now have a one-stop way to handle security setup.  A new setup experience will be rolling out over the next few months for small and mid-size business users via the Admin Center (and using Intune).

Codename pick of the week: Poster

The codename for the 55-inch Surface Hub is “Poster.” That’s a codename dug up today by The Walking Cat and confirmed by Brad Bunnysuit Sams. But why Poster?

Beer pick of the week: Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful is a collaboration/benefit beer that is being brewed by a lot of different breweries, each of which is doing its own take on it. The base recipe for it is from Weathered Souls Brewing and is an imperial stout. Other Half in Brooklyn has a tasty version. And many other breweries do, too (and It’s in both cans and bottles).


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2 responses to “Dead Cat Walking – Windows Weekly 688”

  1. sandy

    I'd guess the Surface Hub codename was inspired by presentation flip poster/chart on a stand things, like these...

    ('Let's replace those with a touchscreen Windows machine, with PowerPoint, but still have the pens!')

  2. straker135

    Linked In trolling occurs particularly frequently on anything Bill Gates posts, or relevant to vaccines. There are numbers of very angry people who follow the conspiracy theories about vaccines, nanochips, population control etc etc. The vitriol and frankly psychotic nonsense that appears is concerning. Many of the people posting very personal attacks present themselves as professionals. Their lack of critical reasoning is rather depressing.