Grovial Culture – Windows Weekly 717

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul focus on this week’s company drama, Microsoft + Discord, new Home windows 10 options, numerous net browser information, and rather more.

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Suggestions and picks

Tip of the week: Convert a Phrase doc to a PowerPoint presentation

Should you’re a Microsoft 365 subscriber in First Launch, you are able to do some doc alchemy now.

App decide of the week: Microsoft Edge Dev

Microsoft Edge picks up colour themes and Linux sign-in/sync help in Dev channel.

Enterprise decide of the week: Microsoft Office Index 2021

Microsoft has a website it calls Microsoft Worklab, the place it has been publishing info and analysis on work adjustments through the pandemic. This week, they revealed a year-long evaluation of the hybrid office – the WorkTrend Index — based mostly on hundreds of interviews. If you’re focused on classes realized sorts of stuff, you could need to try the report.

Codename decide of the week: Narya

Project Narya – part of the Azure infrastructure inside MSFT —  is an end-to-end prediction and mitigation service—named after the “ring of fireplace” from Lord of the Rings, identified to withstand the weariness of time. Narya is for predicting and mitigating Azure host failures but in addition to measure the impression of its mitigation actions and to make use of an automated suggestions loop to intelligently regulate its mitigation technique.

For extra Azure internals enjoyable, check out this MarkR video from Ignite

Beer decide of the week: Nice Notion Afterglow

Nice Notion (Portland, Oregon) has began distributing on the East Coast. For a signature West Coast IPA, try their Afterglow. Good, clean slightly piney fun at 7%