Tab Hygiene – Windows Weekly 710

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the new Edge roadmap, Windows 10 “in cloud” configurations, Microsoft 365, Chromebooks, Xbox, earnings, and so much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Use some common sense when it comes to game streaming services

With this week’s Stadia news, the Chicken Littles are out in force again. Relax.

App pick of the week: iCloud Passwords

You can now use iCloud for passwords on Windows. Here’s why.

Also: Vivaldi adds a second tab row for tab groups. And it already supports vertical tabs!

Enterprise pick of the week: is a site developed by someone at Microsoft and is meant to make keeping up with the many Office 365 changes easier. There is an RSS feed that makes tracking new and updated features on a daily basis a lot clearer and simpler.

Codename pick of the week: JET Blue

Microsoft has open sourced JET Blue, a k a its Extensible Storage Engine. They’re not yet accepting community contributions to it, but will do so in the future. This got me thinking about JET Blue vs. JET Red – a big topic among MS watchers back in the day. JET Blue is the db used by Exchange, Windows and a bunch of other MS products. JET Red was used by Access. JET = Joint Engine Technology (a form of ISAM)

Beer pick of the week: The Bruery: Bakery: Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons is an imperial stout from The Bruery in Calif . This is a very sweet, bourbon-barrel-aged so-called “pastry stout” made with coconut and vanilla. It’s 13% and if you love macaroons, worth a try. It’s available in cans, too, for your quarantine pleasure.


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2 responses to “Tab Hygiene – Windows Weekly 710”

  1. prebengh

    Paul, you said you would have a meeting with Intel at the end of this week. Is that what is holding up your comparison review between the Razer Book 13 and Macbook Pro M1?

    By the way Apple stated that the M1 was 3 times faster than the best selling laptop PC, not all PCs. If I look for September 2020 it seems like the best selling laptop was an Acer Aspire 5 with a Ryzen 3 3200 CPU, which indeed is at the very low end, comparable to an Intel i3.

  2. scovious

    There is a 'hook 'em young' argument for Students being conditioned to enjoy Chromebooks, but there is also the 'ready for a real computer' argument for Students wanting to do more than browse the internet; like play games or use real software beyond what a web app can provide.

    If I give my kid a peddle car, do you think after growing up more he will want a bigger peddle car? Or will he want a real car?