It’s a Cat-Eat-Dog World – Windows Weekly 702

Posted on December 10, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s 2020 holiday ad, Windows 10, Microsoft 365, tons of Xbox news—both good and bad—and so much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Turn off stupid new options in the Facebook shortcut bar

Facebook is pushing its TikTok clone and a stupid store on its uses. You can disable this.

Menu > Settings > Shortcuts/Shortcut Bar – Then uncheck Marketplace and Watch

Thanks to Kelly D. Jones on Twitter. (Now let’s get a similar feature for Instagram, please.)

App pick of the week: HBO Max

HBO Max will have Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day and the entire Warner Bros. new movie catalog in 2021. This is suddenly a no-brainer.

Enterprise pick of the week: Deploy SSUs and CUs together

This is a tip for IT admins who’ve been wanting to reduce the number of patches and updates they need to deploy.

Developer pick(s) of the week: A few GitHub announcements from GitHub Universe

Dark mode, dependency review for pull requests, more Sponsors for Companies funding

Beer pick of the week: Finback Cats are People Too DIPA

The theme of the week is cats and so is the theme of our beer pick: Finback Brewing’s Cats are People Too double IPA. It’s bitter and bold, just like cats themselves. A dry-hopped with Citra, Cashmere, Mosaic, Nelson and Belma. 9% abv – so be careful if you have more than one. Who knows what your cat will be doing….


Don’t forget we’ve got ChrisCap on next week’s show for the holidays!


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Comments (2)

2 responses to “It’s a Cat-Eat-Dog World – Windows Weekly 702”

  1. remc86007

    Thanks for defending the superiority of cats, Paul. I live in a neighborhood with many dog owners who think everyone must love dogs--and worse, love their dog--so they bring them into the breweries where they bark, lick people, and are just generally in the way. It disgusts me.

  2. navarac

    I loved Leo's remark, "Dogs have owners, cats have staff". Classic.