In this episode of Windows Weekly, Megan Morrone, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the end of Microsoft Band, new Surface hardware on the way, lessons from this week’s Google hardware announcements, Windows 10 updating issues, Microsoft reorgs its Applications Services Group, I finally get the new Outlook.com, and much more.
Running time: 1:35:04
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Tips and picks
A quick thank you to everyone who came out to our live show and meet-up!
Tip of the week: Get Cortana Insights … with Sticky Notes?
Plus: Games with Gold baby!
AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week: OneDrive UWP adds offline support
A nice step towards placeholders, but in the mobile app. (As we discussed last week, placeholders are coming back eventually)
Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 for Financials
On October 11, MS will officially “launch” Dynamics 365. There will be a streamed keynote from its User Group Conference in Florida. The first piece of the coming ERP/CRM cloud bundle (Dynamics 365 for Financials) should be out in Q4.
And another ‘mark your calendar’ date: Nov. 16 is MS Connect () developer event, streaming live from NYC
Investment tip of the week (sort of 🙂 Have a startup that you’re trying to get MS to invest in?
There’s now a web site listing MS’ growing portfolio of startup investments. The sweet spot is cloud, AI, security, productivity (not too surprisingly).
Beer pick of the week: Schooner Exact 3Grid IPA
When in Seattle, drink IPAs. This one, from the excellent Schooner Exact folks, is actually not over-the-top hoppy. At least to this hop lover. But still totally worth drinking.