Windows Weekly 798: Queued for Unenrollment

Posted on October 13, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the biggest announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2022, this week’s Surface event, Windows 11, the metaverse, Xbox, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: You can’t make this stuff up

Microsoft has a tip: disable security features to improve gaming on Windows 11!

App pick of the week: Oracle VirtualBox 7.0

Now with full Windows 11 support.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Syntex

Another Ignite rebranding story: Microsoft has decided to rebrand SharePoint Syntex to Microsoft Syntex. (They also are calling Microsoft Syntex a low-code solution, oddly.) Syntex is one of the pieces of the former Microsoft Project Cortex management system which it initially brought to market in 2020. Microsoft is adding a bunch of new features as part of the rebrand and has a pay-as-you-go subscription option coming in 2023.

Codename pick of the week: Haven

Remember the “Kubernetes at the Edge” stuff that Microsoft talked about at Build this year? That work — codenamed “Project Haven” — is in preview as of Ignite. Haven is a Microsoft supported Kubernetes platform based on CNCF’s Akri. There is a Project Haven Windows VM and a Project Haven Linux VM based on Microsoft’s Mariner Linux distro.

Beer pick of the week: Southern Tier Pumking

In honor of Panos being pumped, we bring you Southern Tier Pumking, one of the most famous and controversial of the pumpkin beers. I had sworn off drinking this after years of it being too sweet and fake tasting. I just tried the latest batch and it’s actually pretty drinkable. Lots of pumpkin pie spices, but you can still taste the pumpkin.