Windows Weekly 108

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Windows Weekly
Episode 108


Topics

  • The book is done
    • We finished the first draft of Windows 7 Secrets on Monday as scheduled
    • Frantic race to the finish - on to edits
    • Related: First post-RC build leaks (7127) - No changes
  • Office 2010 Technical Preview leaks
    • Looks interesting but I don't see any major changes
    • Ribbon UI all around, with different color schemes on different apps
  • Digital media stuff
    • Netflix comes to Windows Media Center in Vista
    • Napster offers a $5 subscription service with free MP3s
  • My Phone Beta is public
    • Requires Windows Mobile 5, 6
    • Some pluses/minues compared to MobileMe
    • Biggest plus: It's free
    • Related: Windows Mobile 6.5 is done, some silliness about the scope of the release
    • Related: I've been using a Samsung Propel Pro for a few weeks, it is a sad joke
  • Palm Pre shipping June 6
    • $199 at Sprint plus $70-$150 per month

Tip of the Week

  • Customize the Windows 7 taskbar with a new toolbar
    • Why? Because you can add things to the toolbar that won't got on the stock taskbar, like shortcuts to the Recycle Bin and individual documents. This works in other versions of Windows too, but is more relevant on Windows 7 because of the new pinning behavior, which is limited in some weird ways.

Software Pick of the Week

  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 (and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1) - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 are the next generation of Microsoft development tools. They work together to accelerate the process of turning vision into reality for the developer. Visual Studio 2010 Professional has been engineered to support the development of applications for Windows, the Web, and Office.

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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: May 21, 2009
  • Release Date: May 22, 2009
  • Duration: 1:04:14
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: at 35:05 Paul took his cat out of the room, Leo plays the "Lets wait for Paul to come back song"


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