Windows Weekly 788: A Mai Tai of Headwinds

Posted on August 4, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Windows 10 version 22H2 mystery, Windows 11, Microsoft 365, more earnings learnings, Xbox and gaming, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Buy the PC you need, not the PC you might need

I’ve got about a dozen PCs in for review all of a sudden. I have thoughts

App pick of the week: VMWare Fusion 22H2 for Mac

Now with Windows on ARM support

Enterprise pick of the week: More Microsoft Defender products for defending all the things

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Defender External Attack Surface Management (EASM) are two new products that merge technology Microsoft gained after acquiring security firm RiskIQ last July.

Codename pick of the week: Oasis

The Walking Cat just found a reference to create.microsoft.com. What is this thing? When you click the unverified tab, it comes up with a reference to “Oasis.” Oasis is an oldie but goodie and had to do with holographic stuff. The Cat agrees the codename is Oasis, but not sure it is the same Oasis. So maybe this has something to do with creating avatars for Mesh for Teams? Or maybe NOT

Beer pick of the week: Deciduous Lollipop Forest

Deciduous Brewing in Newmarket, NH, has a series of sours they call Lollipop Forest. I recently had the blackberry/raspberry one. If you blindfolded me, I’d guess this was juice, not beer. It’s sweet, creamy and super fruity. If you want a smoothie with a 6% kick, this is your beer.