Windows Weekly 129

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Windows Weekly
Episode 129

Guests

Topics

  • Ed Bott joins us to discuss Windows 7 upgrades
    • ... and I think we finally have answers
    • Upgrade scenarios and tips
    • Feedback from Microsoft ... And some apologies
  • Windows 7 off to a record start
  • Microsoft lowers prices on hosted Exchange
    • To better compete with Google Apps
    • Also improves the service
  • Next week: PDC
    • Mostly some cloud stuff
    • Promised a surprise by the Windows guys ... we'll see

Tip of the Week

  • Make the Windows 7 Upgrade media work every single time - Rundown of advice from Microsoft about installing with Upgrade media [1]

Software Pick of the Week

  • SkyDrive Explorer - "SkyDrive Explorer is a free, easy-to-use, but very powerful extension for Windows Explorer. With SkyDrive Explorer you can make any every-day operations with your documents from Microsoft Live SkyDrive service using Windows Explorer, as if they were on your computer."
    • Sort of. At least 25 people recommended this tool this week
  • Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot. Enables a feature that was supposed to be included in Windows 7 but was dropped
    • Bad news: It doesn't work with all wireless hardware. Thanks to Steve Moore for the tip
  • Offisync Collaborate with others With one click, enable multiple people to view and make changes at the same time to your office document. Store your documents online Backup your files online and access your information from any computer. Publish and share your documents Publish information through your social networks and blogs. Integrated Google Search Search for web content or images and import them into your documents and presentations in one click. This was a tip from Leo.

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

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Sponsors

Audible

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Picks

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Googled: The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Jim Bond

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: recorded editing process time.
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