Windows Weekly 488: Don’t Be a Gooney Booster

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 5 Comments

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss three upcoming back-to-back Microsoft events, A new date for Redstone 2, Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14946, Outlook and Skype news, Bill Belichick hates the Surface, and more.

Running time: 2:11:34

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta this weekend!

Xbox One users: It’s time to check out the next COD. Plus: Optimize Game DVR on Windows 10

App pick of the week: Ignite 2016 Slidedeck and Video Downloader

Ignite 2016 Slidedeck and Video Downloader

Plus: AppRaisin mobile app pick of the week: Instagram for Windows 10 (mostly tablets)

Enterprise pick of the week: SAP SuccessFactors is coming to Azure

HCM/employee management offering SuccessFactors (from SAP) is moving to Azure as its ‘preferred public cloud’ starting in 2017

Codename pick of the week: Oasis

Sources say the Holographic Shell coming to Windows 10 has its own codename, and that it’s Oasis.

Beer pick of the week: Cascade Brewing Blackcap Raspberry

A delicious sour blonde ale aged on raspberries! It’s so pink! And so good, like all the Cascade beers coming out of Portland, Oregon.

Event reminders:

DevIntersection/ITEdgeIntersection: PT and I are speaking and doing an AfterDark event/meetup on Thurs night for attendees

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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    mebby Alpha Member #219 - 1 month ago

    I would use a Cortana Hub device. I like using it on the PC and Windows Mobile (moving to Android or iOS though). And I use Alexa everyday. So why should I stick with a PC at home if there are only legacy enterprise software/services being offered?

    I don't understand how Microsoft intends stay relevant even in the Enterprise. Yes, they can make money but if they are dumping the consumer products but then they should also drop Xbox, brick and mortar stores, any consumer hardware. Microsoft will became like any other Enterprise vendor if they are just going to offer consumers Xbox and apps on iOS and Android. As Paul mentioned they are allowing competitors footholds into the workplace. If all new employees use and want non-Microsoft products, there will be a tipping point there are no longer the preferred Enterprise platform.

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    JudaZuk Alpha Member #2098 - 1 month ago

    Funny how Leo as usual acts like a ChromeBook salesperson on Windows Weekly... but this time moments later basically calls everyone who stores things on the Internet, and expect it to be safe, idiots.  Well if you use a ChromeBook, where do you think your data is stored?  If you use it for a School,or even worse a company, how are those Chromebooks managed, and how is the data most likely stored?...in the Cloud, on the Internet. Sure now Chromebooks also offers offline use, but at some point the data will almost always end up on Googles servers, on the Internet.

    So should we use Chromebooks, or shouldnt we? Should all ditch on-site or other local storage for the Internet, and Chromebooks, or is the better solution a normal PC that lets you as a company, and a normal consumer store data, and managed the PC's locally?

    Kind of wierd double message... 

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    mebby Alpha Member #219 - 1 month ago

    Interested that Paul mentioned that Microsoft was distracted from their Enterprise work by addressing the new fangled stuff for the young, etc.. I always thought that they also been so tied to the Enterprise that they failed on responding to changes in Consumer and young people. Perhaps it is both.

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    mebby Alpha Member #219 - 1 month ago

    The way Share Point is used in our company is basically for sharing/editing documents. And for our community of practice sites. Most people don't experience its complexity. Skye of Biz, Email and Yammer are used for communication.