Windows Weekly 141

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Windows Weekly
Episode 141

Contents

Topics

  • Windows 7 feature of the week: Libraries [1]
    • What they are, why they are important
    • Virtual folders, yes, but also the central point for sharing content on a home network (via Homegroup)
    • And how you can use this feature to stop messing with placing user data on different drives/partitions
  • Windows Home Server "Vail" leaks
    • Downloading it now so not much to say yet
    • There will be Basic and Premium versions (as of now)
    • Possibly Media Center-style recording features as part of the Premium version
    • I was briefed on this a while back, but can't speak about that conversation yet
    • Still expect to see the final version of this by the end of 2010
    • Based on Windows Server 2008 R2, is 64-bit only as promised
  • Minor Zune software update unleashes new Zune Phone rumors
    • It's not happening, Microsoft says
    • I think there's more going on
    • Related: A reorg that puts Zune/Xbox in the same group
  • Microsoft reveals Office 2010 system requirements
    • Long story, short: The same as with Office 2007
    • 500 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, works on all modern Windows versions
    • GPU recommended for some features - virtually all PCs, including netbooks
  • About last week's smart phone OS figures
    • Usage share not market share, and skewed towards phones with app

Tip of the Week

  • Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Hide unwanted Windows Updates [2]

Thanks to Steven Holden for the tip.

Software Pick of the Week

Thanks to Matt Reeves for the tip

  • Google Chrome 4.0 - Google's browser just upgraded as well. Now with full support for extensions, and the best performance of any browser.

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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