Windows Weekly 488: Don’t Be a Gooney Booster

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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  • 241

    Premium Member
    20 October, 2016 - 4:31 pm

    <p>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.</p>

  • 241

    Premium Member
    20 October, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    <p>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.</p>

  • 5027

    21 October, 2016 - 8:34 pm

    <p>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. &nbsp;Well if you use a ChromeBook, where do you think your data is stored? &nbsp;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&nbsp;also offers offline use, but at some point the data will almost always end up on Googles servers, on the Internet.</p>
    <p>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?</p>
    <p>Kind of wierd double message…&nbsp;</p>

  • 241

    Premium Member
    23 October, 2016 - 6:52 pm

    <p>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?</p>
    <p>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&nbsp;they should also drop Xbox, brick and mortar stores, any consumer hardware.&nbsp;Microsoft will became like any other Enterprise vendor if they are just going to offer consumers Xbox and apps on iOS and Android.&nbsp;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.</p>


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