Windows Weekly 151

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Windows Weekly
Episode 151

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Topics

  • Pink launches next week
    • I'm sure this will be covered as broadly as the iPad (cough)
    • And: Windows Mobile still a strong number three in phones in US, tied for number 2 in Europe
  • IE 9 "momentum"
    • Whatever -- the big news is that a second platform preview build is coming in mid-May
  • Zune HD 4.5 update goes live
    • Some interesting new features for the device:
      • Smart DJ - on-the-fly playlists, more powerful with a Zune Pass
      • Picks - music recommendations
      • TV interface to Marketplace (music only) If you have the dock, sort of like Apple TV - but with online streaming (with ZP)
      • Better codec support
  • Xbox 360 and USB storage support
    • Limited but interesting
  • iPhone 4.0 announcement - initial thoughts

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Problem Steps Recorder

  • Windows 7 includes a new utility called the Problem Steps Recorder that captures screen shots of the steps a user is taking so that help desk personnel can provide a fix without physically having to visit the desktop. It's designed for IT pros, but it can be used by anyone to get help, assuming they know someone more technical.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: TechNet subscriptions are a cheap way to get Microsoft software

  • Cheapest subscription is $349 - You get full versions of Windows 7, Vista and XP, Windows Server 2008/R2 and 2003, Microsoft Office and standalone Office apps, and more. It's not for commercial use. But that shouldn't stop an individual for using it for personal use.
  • Thanks to Jeff Sprouse for the tip.

Software Pick of the Week

  • iTunes Export - Ideal for people wishing to interoperate between iTunes and Zune (or WMP)
  • 3RVX - Replicate the Mac OS X volume overlay in Windows
  • Thanks to Daniel Namahoe

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

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Sponsors

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Picks

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The Bizarre Truth: How I Walked Out the Door Mouth First...and Came Back Shaking My Head by Andrew Zimmern (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Andrew Zimmern

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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