Windows Weekly 765: Squig Glies

Posted on February 25, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 4 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Microsoft of yesteryear compared to the company today, Windows 11, new Intel chips, Xbox, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Take command of the squigglies

Building off of last week’s tip, Microsoft’s auto-correct feature works differently in different apps. It’s up to you to figure it out.

App pick of the week: .NETpad (WinForms)

This week, we’re wrapping up the WinForms version of .NETpad. Here’s what changed.

Enterprise pick of the week:  Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports GCP and AWS

After announcing AWS support for Defender for Cloud, Microsoft is now adding GCP support with the product – which was formerly known as Azure Defender/Azure Security Center.

Codename pick of the week: Singularity – there is NOT just one

Microsoft is building a new AI infrastructure as a service offering codenamed Singularity. The original Microsoft Singularity was a microkernel OS, not based on Windows, developed inside Microsoft. It was manifested in a number of subsequent, non commercial products like Midori, Barrelfish, Helios, Drawbridge and more.

Beer pick of the week: Magic Hat Brewing: Sour #9

You can teach an old beer dog new tricks. Hermit Thrush, which makes amazing sours, partnered with Magic Hat to try updating the old Magic Hat #9 beer. They foudre barrel soured it, used their yeast and it is really good!


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4 responses to “Windows Weekly 765: Squig Glies”

  1. lvthunder

    I think the changes you mention on the coverage over the years come down to two issues.

    The first is trust. These companies have been burned (rightly or wrongly) by members of the press that they are very reluctant to put many of their employees out to be interviewed. Also, employers don't trust their employees as they did in the past. Too many of them have said things that have come back to bite the company and have leaked things that they shouldn't have done.

    The other is just growth. Both in size of the companies and the size of the press. It's a whole lot easier to supply content (interviews, etc) to 10 reporters than it is to 100.

  2. Thr2017

    To right click on a keyboard use the properties key located between the Windows key and the ctrl key on the right of the space bar. On my dell laptop the properties key is Fn+Ctrl (on the right hand side of the space bar).

  3. hrlngrv

    All things considered, I figure everyone aside from MSFT senior management and shareholders have BENEFITED from MSFT failing to become #1 in web search, #1 in phones, #1 in online ads, #1 in media streaming, basically only #2 or further back in everything except desktop OS and productivity suite for that desktop OS. And, FWIW, I figure off most would have been better off if Office hadn't eliminated the commercial competition under Windows.

    Competition is good, and MSFT doesn't get nearly enough in its traditional core businesses. Putting this another way, Azure is as good as it is only because MSFT is #2 to Amazon. Putting this yet another way, almost everyone may have been better off had the US DOJ chopped MSFT of 2000 into at least a half dozen companies.

  4. scovious

    Coming from the perspective of a regular guy, and a fan of technology and Microsoft's software: I am pumped for Windows 11's refocus on UI improvements, even if it's not the cohesive splash that Apple is capable of making. I'm also excited for the future of Windows and Xbox being more closely tied - with shared technology from the Xbox making its way into Windows itself. I'm not a tech journalist so I can't comment on the thrill of Microsoft's messaging or lack thereof, but to me Windows feels like it's improving in a way that's exciting to me as a consumer and as a gamer.