Windows Weekly 168

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Windows Weekly
Episode 168


  • "Windows Phone Secrets" is done
    • Well, not really
    • Paul's request: Suggest topics for Windows Phone 7 Feature Focus [1]
  • IE 9 heads to beta next month (5:20)
    • Final Platform Preview released this week, Microsoft shores up the underpinnings
    • Related: IE gains share, again. Firefox, Chrome fall
  • Microsoft fixes Shortcut Vulnerability (16:52)
    • Fix does not reverse workaround
  • News out of Microsoft's annual Financial Analysts Meeting (19:50)
  • Mac Office 2011 in October, with lower prices [2] (37:13)
    • Mac gets Outlook, but who will use it?
    • Only cheaper for single install
  • Android blows past iPhone in US and worldwide - Why this is a big deal? (43.40)
    • Rate of Android is the most impressive part
  • Live chat room Q&A (53:27)
    • Windows Phone 7 Updates, How fast will they come out after release?
      • Updates over 20mb will not happen over air
    • Are Windows Phone 7 apps sandboxed?
      • Yes
    • Jailbreaking Windows Phone 7?
    • Will carriers add “Crapware” to Windows Phone 7?
    • Software update for Zune HD?
      • Future for Zune HD is unclear

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Display improvements (1:03:10)

  • Windows 7 includes numerous improvements related to computer displays, including integrated display color calibration, improved high DPI support, ClearType, and improved support for external displays. A new Windows Key + P keyboard shortcut helps you easily switch between connected displays.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use "God Mode" to Unlock Hard to Find Control Panels (1:06:26)

  • It's not really "god mode" in the strictest sense of the word, but rather a way to surface hard to find Control Panels. Mostly, it's good for seeing which settings are actually configurable
  • Create a New Folder and name it Anyname.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Software Pick of the Week (1:09:32)

  • Microsoft Bend - Zune-inspired text editor (Project deleted? Link now redirects to main codeplex site.)
  • Thanks to Daniel Aguillar for the tip!

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  • Edited by: Tony
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