Now 99.8% Crash-Free – Windows Weekly 742

Posted on September 16, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s hybrid work fail, new Teams features, tons of Windows 11 news, and much more.

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Tips and picks

App pick of the week: Microsoft Authenticator

Following a similar move in March for commercial accounts, you can now remove your password from your MSA. Step one: Microsoft Authenticator enables two-step authentication for your MSA and other accounts. And it can act as a password auto-fill on mobile.

Tip of the week: Remove the password from your Microsoft account

Step two. It will be safer. Here’s how to do it. (MSA > Security > Advanced)

Enterprise pick of the week: Patch your Linux VMs on Azure right now

Oh my, OMI: https://www.zdnet.com/article/omigod-azure-users-running-linux-vms-need-to-update-now/

Related: Can former AWS bigwig Charlie Bell help Microsoft with its ongoing security woes?

Codename pick of the week: Project Rocket

Rocket is a configurable platform for live video analytics. It’s a Microsoft Research project. Rocket’s goal: making it easy and affordable for anyone with a camera stream to benefit from computer vision and machine learning algorithms. It has its own GitHub repo too.

Beer pick of the week: Grimm Pina Pop Sour

Two weeks ago, our drink pick of the week was Stephanie’s special pina colada. This week’s beer pick, from Grimm Artisanal Ales in Brooklyn, is a beer made to taste like a pina colada. Pina Pop Sour is a fruited berliner weisse style beer. Grimm brewed it with beer a “half a ton of toasted coconut and an obscene amount of pineapple, milk sugar, Tahitian vanilla, and a final dose of Cashmere dry-hops.” It definitely tastes coconuty and is an easy 5% drinker. Good for these summery fall days.

 



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2 responses to “Now 99.8% Crash-Free – Windows Weekly 742”

  1. robrt

    Is it possible that MS is making a concession to OEMs with Windows 11 in the face of ChromeOS? It would be interesting to see a cost comparison for OEMs to ship hardware with Win versus hardware with ChromeOS.

  2. JVarde

    I'm looking at buying a new laptop. I've seen several that say that they will come with Windows 11. Based on the probably "buggyness" of Win 11 in October, is there going to be a way to go back to Windows 10 on a new computer that comes with Windows 11 installed?

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