Windows Weekly 495: Hold On, Eeyore!

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Running time: 2:03:57

Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Home Hub rumors, WinHEC, Windows 10 news, Zo, Cache, Microsoft/LinkedIn, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Check out Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals each day

Microsoft has already announced which items will be on sale each day. Today’s deal: up to 50 percent off select Xbox One games.

Bonus tips:

Games with Gold!

Students can learn to code for free.

Buy an Xbox One S, Get a Free Xbox Wireless Controller (ends Dec 10)

SwiftKey Themes are Now Free on Android/iOS

App pick of the week: Dead Rising 4 for Xbox One

A great sequel to the original Dead Rising. It’s out for Windows 10 too.

Plus, the AppRaisin mobile app pick of the week is 3D Builder for Windows 10 Mobile (it’s on PC, HoloLens and Xbox One now too!)

Enterprise pick of the week: New Azure training offers

New training modules at cut-rate prices for partners and customers wanting to brush up on their MS cloud skills.

Codename pick of the week: Barcelona

Surfacing this one again, given Microsoft’s recent disclosures on new business features coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. Barcelona is container-based isolation tech coming to Edge. Will it make it into Creators Update? Maybe.

Beer pick of the week: Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist

Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs, coffee. It’s just as big and bad as it sounds. https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/epic-big-bad-baptist/154043/

Audible pick of the week:  My Favorite Audiobooks of 2016

I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks, and this was another great year. Here are some of my favorites from 2016.

 

 



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