Windows Weekly 103

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Windows Weekly
Episode 103


Topics

  • Office 2010
    • Expected release in the first half of 2010
    • Very little information about it
    • Ribbon interface will be used in more applications
    • Introduction of web version and new Windows Mobile version
    • Will be released in both 64 and 32 bit versions
    • Office 2007 is pretty mature, where do we go from here?
    • Public beta of Exchange 2010 out now
  • Windows 7 Build 7106 Surfaces
    • Windows 7 builds have been split into two branches
    • Co-developing builds for the RTM and RC branches
    • Any one of these builds could be declared as the public release candidate
    • Rumor that there will be a new UI coming
    • UI change would help differentiate between Windows 7 and Vista
  • PC Marketshare Figures
    • Sales fell about 2% in the US, 7% world wide
    • Dell sales down dramatically, no longer number one seller
    • HP takes over as number one
    • Acer seeing increased volume due to netbook sales
  • Internet Explorer 8
    • Coming to Windows update shortly
    • Recommeneded update; more secure and added functionality
  • Xbox 360 E-74 Errors
    • Microsoft has extended the Xbox 360 warranty to cover the error
    • Customers experiencing it should contact Microsoft console repair services
    • Warranty lasts 3 years

Tip of the Week

  • Holding down shift when right clicking on a file/folder gives you expanded functionality in Windows
  • In Windows 7 right clicking on a folder allows you to include it in a library

Software Pick of the Week

  • Switcher Expose type window switcher for Windows Vista and higher.

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

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Picks

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The Associate by John Grisham (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Erik Singer
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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: April 16, 2009
  • Release Date: April 17, 2009
  • Duration: 1:09:17
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  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes:
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