Windows Weekly 504: Tormented to Tears

Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss two Windows 10 Creators Update builds, Windows 10 Cloud, developers, Surface news, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: It’s a great time to buy a Surface

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are on Crazy Eddie Sales right now. I wonder why? (Also this.)

Plus: Games with Gold, of course.

App pick of the week: Outlook Mobile for Android and iOS

I’ve recommended this before, but this app is as versatile as Outlook is on the PC, and add-ins are available now on iOS (Android soon).

Enterprise pick of the week: Use Windows Server and SQL Server on Google Cloud

Windows Enterprise devs now have options on the Google Cloud Platform (not just Azure and AWS)

Codename pick of the week: Project Rome

Project Rome, Microsoft’s version of Apple’s Handoff technology, is the pick. The reason it’s today’s pick: The Android SDK for Rome became available as of today. Remember: Rome was not built in a day.

Beer pick of the week: Radeberger Pilsner

It’s a pilsner. It’s from Germany. I’m not a pilsner fan, personally. But if you’re wanting to drink a pilsner and can find this one, you could do way way worse.

Audible pick of the week: Tell No One

Tell No One by Harlan Coben, narrated by: Ed Sala – Tell No One is an irresistibly suspenseful thriller infused with nail-biting tension and packed with shocking plot twists. It has been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he is tormented to tears. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or the wife he’s never stopped loving is still alive. He’s been warned to tell no one, and as the desperation of his search for the truth intensifies, he heads straight toward a deadly secret.

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  • 5510

    10 February, 2017 - 10:41 pm

    <p>LOL. Boy….and I thought Paul was out of touch. Leo is worse. When it comes to matters such web applications, Paul may be in left field most of the time, but Leo is not even in the ballpark.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>People can live and work in the cloud. That’s just a fact. It’s easier, it’s cheaper, and without question using it just gets better and better. If Windows Cloud can do for business what Chromebooks have done for education, then there be alot less&nbsp;software development, deployment, and support. Companies can just focus on their business.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Did I understand correctly? Leo Laporte would rather have Quickbooks desktop app, then on the web because of security reasons? Why,we don’t all of a sudden trust the letters "https?" Seriously, for a guy who spent decades in the computer industry, the guy is clueless.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>UWP is no "biggie" as well. IMO, that’s great for companies who have to use proprietary software based on certain needs. After all, what exactly is an APP? It’s basically a glorified web page that still deals with the transmission&nbsp;to and from a source.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>From a personal/consumer standpoint, it’s important that Microsoft enhance and focus their ecosystem of products and services within the Windows Cloud platform (Edge, Mail, Maps), because that’s the one big thing Chrome OS has over them. It’s amazing how everyone loves Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, etc… &nbsp;Especially Google Drive! Windows Cloud also needs to be easy to use. So easy that a 90 year old person should be able to use it with no problem at all.</p>

    • 2059

      16 February, 2017 - 2:22 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#42066">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/Bats">Bats</a><a href="#42066">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>I’m a CPA and I have heard nothing but complaints about the web version of quickbooks. I would rather use the desktop version of quickbooks because it is better. The same applies with office. I have used the web version and you get all sorts of delays while typing and performing tasks. I do believe the web applications will be the future, but right now many local apps work better. It’s the same reason why apps on phones are &nbsp;preferred to using a web page that might have basically the same functionality. The local apps tend to work better. &nbsp;</p>

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