Windows Weekly 487: Borking as a Service

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s upcoming press event, whether Microsoft even needs Windows anymore, Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft fixes a borked update, a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 2, and more.

Running time: 1:52:03

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Pre-order COD Infinite Warfare and play Modern Warfare Remastered early!

PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can download and start playing the bundled Modern Warfare Remastered now, and Xbox One gamers can start playing soon. Doing so is a great reminder of why the COD games are so great.

App pick of the week: Gears of War 4 for Xbox One/Windows 10

Gears of War 4 is now available … It’s just like previous Gears games, which is both good and bad

Plus: The AdDuplex mobile app pick of the week is Speedtest byOokla for Windows 10 and for Windows phones

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

There’s a previously undisclosed app that’s part of the Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP service called Customer Insights. It’s built on the Cortana Intelligence Suite and is part of what MS is touting as making Dynamics 365 all about AI, from the ground up. BTW: Dynamics 365 starts rolling out Nov. 1.

Bonus pick: Windows Server 2016 is now generally availableon MSDN, Azure Gallery and VLSC. Get the RTM bits while they’re red hot.

Codename pick of the week: Rome

‘Project Rome’ is the name of Microsoft’s work to make app-handoff more seamless across Windows 10 devices. We first heard the codename at Build 2016 in late March. This week, we learned MS is doing more to make Rome happen with Win 10 Anniversary and beyond.

Beer pick of the week: Westbrook Brewing Mexican Cake It’s finally Fall beer season! Finally! If you have a chance to taste this imperial stout aged on vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and cinnamon sticks – plus a bit of habenero pepper – don’t say no. Cake, cake, cake!The cake is not a lie.

Audible pick of the week: The French Chef in America The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act – Written and narrated by Alex Prud’homme.

Coming travel/calendar:


PT and I are speaking and we’ll probably do some kind of meetup in Vegas

IT Unity in Haarlem, Netherlands

We’ll be doing some SharePints, meetups and maybe even WW live (if we can pull this off)

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