Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 11 usage stagnation, KilledByMicrosoft, Microsoft’s bribes, the new Halo TV show, and much more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Get a month of Paramount+ for free
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers get one month of Paramount+ for free. But then so does everyone else. It won’t be enough to binge-watch the first season of Halo.
App pick of the week: OBS Studio
Need to create screen recordings? OBS Studio is excellent and free.
Also: As promised, the best version of .NETpad is now available on Github. Fork me!
Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Front Door revisited
There’s a new “reimagined” CDN service from Microsoft called Azure Front Door that is GA as of this week. Not to be confused with Azure Front Door (classic) or Azure CDN from Microsoft (classic).
Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Get ahead of Microsoft product deprecations
There’s a new website that popped up this week called “Killed by Microsoft.” But IT pros who want ongoing, helpful coverage of products that Microsoft is planning to deprecate (along with the deprecation dates) should be following @AzureEndofLife (which also has a dashboard on GitHub and a newsletter you can sign up for). Thanks to Tom Kerkhove!
Beer pick of the week: Grimm Plink
It’s pink. It’s made with hibiscus and orange zest. It’s spring in a glass. It’s Grimm Plink, a low ABV sour. Get ready for more fruity/fun sours as March goes out like a lamb.