Windows Weekly 756: The Amish Comic

Posted on December 23, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul wrap up the year with our top Microsoft stories of 2021, a look ahead to 2022, and a few random news stories from the past week.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Check out this incredible documentary about the history of Xbox

Power On: The Story of Xbox is out, and it’s free

Plus: Teams + Android + 911, what’s up?

Plus: Epic Games is giving away a free game each day again

App pick of the week: Firewatch

One of my favorite indie games from the past is now available in Xbox Game Pass. Think about maybe playing it with a partner, spouse, or other family member.

Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Space adds more partners, functionality

Microsoft is forging ahead with its Azure Space initiative. Airbus is one of the handful of new partners.

Codename pick of the week: Florence

Project Florence  is a Microsoft-Research-developed computer vision foundation model that scales a large variety of vision and vision-language tasks. Last year, it hit the 1.0 milestone. The Florence image captioning model is available to customers via the computer vision offering of Azure Cognitive Services, which is part of Azure AI, and can enable developers to incorporate alt text more easily.

Beer pick of the week: Brasserie d’Achouffe N’ice Chouffe

The epitome of a winter beer from this excellent Belgian brewery. It’s a strong Belgian Dark Ale. A little spicy and rather strong at 10%. It hides the alcohol a little too well. It’s a delight!



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