A Double-Edged Fork – Windows Weekly 711

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the end of Legacy Edge, Microsoft Viva, Teams Pro, and Intel engineer stealing trade secrets, Minecraft Dungeons, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Use your Xbox Wireless Controller with two devices

A Microsoft employee revealed a nice secret for using the new Xbox Wireless Controller with two devices.

Bonus tip: GPM is heading to a farm where it will chase rabbits. Do this first.

Learning pick of the week: Learn iOS development from Stanford

Long the standard in iOS dev classes, the Stanford CS193 class, Developing Apps for iOS, hasn’t been as accessible in recent years. But the Spring 2020 class (iOS 12/SwiftUI) is available for free on the web.

Dev pick of the week: Updated WinUI roadmap on GitHub

There’s a new, much more detailed WinUI 3.0 roadmap on GitHub. It’s worth taking a look if you care about Project Reunion. Reunion .8 is on there for May (Build?).

Codename pick of the week: SurfaceFleet

This codename seemingly has little and maybe nothing to do with Surface. SurfaceFleet is a Microsoft Research project, described as  “a system to decouple computing from individual devices and places.” I was spurred by one of the Viva launch videos to look more into this. The Fleet System includes a dev toolkit, user experience for unbinding contrlols from apps and unbinding sharing of content and tools from people and devices.

Valentine’s Day cocktail: Sparkling Sangria

  • 1 bottle dry sparkling rose
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup pear vodka
  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or decanter, serve straight up in chilled champagne glasses or over ice in wine glasses.
  2. Garnish with pear slices, frozen cranberries, or your favorite frozen fruit.

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