Windows Weekly 153

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Windows Weekly
Episode 153

Contents

Topics

  • Microsoft earnings are out today - could happen during the podcast? 4:00 pm ET/1:00pm PT
    • Some expectations:
    • Total Revenue: $14.4 Billion
    • Windows: $4.2 Billion
    • Key Items To Watch Out For: Windows and Office updates, Bing, Mobile. [1]
  • Office 2010 RTM
    • 5 biggest features: PowerPoint Broadcast, major Outlook advances, Ribbon customization/Backstage, Photo and video content, Outlook Web Apps
    • It's being released in phases - here's when you can get it
  • Related: Docs for Facebook (docs.com)
    • Office Web Apps for Facebook, basically
    • Create, edit, share Microsoft Office documents on the web
  • Windows Live Wave 4 Preview
    • Microsoft finally starts talking: Hotmail, Messenger, Essentials
  • Microsoft advertises on WNBA jerseys
    • Queue jokes about second rate search engine on second rate sports franchise
  • Microsoft controversies of the week
    • One real, one imagined
      • Microsoft, like many companies, uses cheap labor in China - Maybe too cheap in this case
      • KIN ad featured up-shirt segment
  • Big week for Windows Phone leaks
    • Some internal documentation
    • And a coming Dell phone, Lightning
  • The case of the missing iPhone
    • Doesn't this just seem like a fable of some kind?

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Action Center

  • The Windows Security Center from XP SP2 and Vista gets an upgrade and some integration with the new troubleshooting infrastructure in Windows 7. In addition to monitoring security, Action Center also monitors the OS's maintenance features and consolidates alerts from numerous Windows features into a single interface.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Find your way home with breadcrumbs

  • The Windows 7 address bar in Explorer windows simplifies the path, but you can find the path if you need it. Better yet, you can use its breadcrumb feature to find your way through the file system hierarchy.
  • Thanks to Paul Minshall for the tip (who Leo should know)

Software Pick of the Week

  • FixIt Center Beta - Fix it Center finds and fixes many common PC and device problems automatically. It also helps prevent new problems by proactively checking for known issues and installing updates. Fix it Center helps to consolidate the many steps of diagnosing and repairing a problem into an automated tool that does the work for you.
  • Bonus: XP, Vista users get some troubleshooting tools that were previously 7-only
  • Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

Picks

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes:
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