Windows Weekly 494: The Surface in Studio

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Uncategorized, Windows Weekly with 3 Comments

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Leo’s new Surface Studio, Microsoft’s bold plans for the Insider Program, and tons of Windows 10, Surface, Office, and Xbox news.

Running time: 1:40:02

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Getting started with OneNote

OneNote is the best note-taking solution in the world, and it’s available for free for everyone. Here are a few tips for getting started.

Bonus tip: Learn Xamarin for free

App pick of the week: Microsoft Clip Layer for Android

A new Microsoft Garage project called Clip Layer promises to make it easier for Android users to “snip and share” almost anything that appears on their screen.

Plus: Adobe Photoshop Elements is now in the Windows Store. This is a big deal.

Plus: The AppRaisin mobile app pick of the week is Asphalt Xtreme for PC and Mobile

Enterprise pick of the week: Azure N Series VMs

These high-end, NVIDIA-GPU-powered virtual machines are for those looking to use the cloud for super high-performance simulation, visualization and AI workloads. GA as of tomorrow, December 1, in many regions worldwide

And if you were wondering if MS would match the latest round of Amazon AWS storage price cuts, the answer is yes, MS told me.

Codename pick of the week: Asimov

One from the MS codename vault. Asimov is the telemetry system that not only Windows and Devices, but other teams at MS, are using to collect info on what’s happening on users’ machines with regards to MS apps and services. Originally developed by Xbox team. Key to how MS watches what happens with flighting.

Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2016

It’s still good. Is it the best version of this bourbon barrel aged beer? Many say no. But still worth trying.


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