Windows Weekly 278
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Guest: Peter Bright, Ars Technica
Topic: iPhone 5 effects on Microsoft, Windows Phone 8 SDK, Office 2013 upgrade program, "Metro" name game continuums, and more.
- Peter Bright (aka Dr. Pizza), Ars Technica
- iPhone 5: Any upside for Microsoft?
- It's a little bigger and has more icons and a better camera. Does the "meh" (to quote the WSJ) phone give MS and the Win Phone 8 handset makers a bigger door crack to sneak in through?
- Windows Phone 8 News
- Still no Win Phone 8 SDK, though you can now sign an NDA to get one
- Windows Phone Marketplace renamed to Windows Phone Store
- MS goes public with list of 32 holiday pop-up stores Link
- Office News
- Office 2013 upgrade program provides clues on SKUs, timing of new Office Link
- Office 365 Home Premium will be a "subscription" (renewable yearly) for up to 5 PCs and/or Macs; Office 2013 is just for one PC
- Guarantee goes live in mid-October, ends in April 2013
- Office 2013 rumored RTM is November/December of this year; general availability in February 2013
- What we now know about Office 2013 RT Link
- The "Metro" name game continues
- "Metro-Style" apps are (officially) called Windows Store apps
- "Modern Apps" are something different and more generic: connected clients hooked up to continuous services
- Why is this so complicated?
- Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets. 1,000 Windows Store apps and counting
- Windows RT
- The Windows RT manage your own device game continues, too
- (v 4) is the way to manage Windows RT PCs -- and WP8 phones -- (coupled with System Center 2012 SP1)
- Why was/is this a big secret?
- Visual Studio
- MS to crank up the VS delivery pace (like it's doing with Windows)
- Update 1 is coming this year. It's not a SP. It's more like a feature pack or a Service Update
- What's in VS Update 1?
- VS Express 2012 for Desktop Apps ships
- Those writing non-Windows-Store apps rejoice
Tips and Picks of the Week
- Software pick of the week: iTunes 11
- Enterprise pick of the week: Forefront (RIP)
- Codename pick of the week #1: Brooklyn (as in bridge)
- Codename pick of the week #2: Windows Azure Virtual Networks gets a codename. It's still in preview, but it's all about bridging enterprise networks and the public cloud
- GoToMyPc gotomypc.com Promo Code:windows
- Squarespace Squarespace.com Offercode:windows9
- Ford social.ford.com
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