Windows Weekly 160

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Windows Weekly
Episode 160

Contents

Topics

  • TechEd 2010. A look at the important tech industry trade show that happened this week.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 - big features for server, nothing really for Windows 7
    • Microsoft's hybrid cloud approach is more flexible than the competition
  • Windows Phone 7 news
    • Pushing the business case
    • Changes in the app store policies
    • Still a bit easy to criticize because they're trying to nail core experiences, but will be missing some functionality
  • Office Web Apps are live on SkyDrive for everyone
    • Note, however, that the new Hotmail hasn't launched yet, so those integration pieces aren't present
  • Apple WWDC: iPhone 4
    • Looks good, great screen
    • Apple caught up in a couple of lies
    • Glad to see people finally seeing this stuff
    • Not sure if this is enough to counter the Android onslaught
    • A bit concerned that styling may quickly be seen as dated

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: User Account Control

  • While much reviled by certain users, the User Account Control (UAC) feature that debuted in Windows Vista played a huge role in making that system the most secure Windows version yet. In Windows 7, UAC is extensively updated to be less annoying, and the overall system has been fine-tuned to minimize the number of UAC prompts that interrupt users.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Make the Taskbar yours

  • Remember that you can pin/unpin whatever shortcuts you want to the taskbar, order them as you wish, change the order and display of mini-icons in the notification area, and customize the display of taskbar buttons to suit your own needs and wants.
  • Also: Last week's Get Free Internet TV with Windows Media Center tip doesn't apply to all locales. Sorry about that.

Software Pick of the Week

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

Picks

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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by George Wilson
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The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by David Kirkpatrick

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: Paul's laptop was on a pile of laundry.
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