Windows Weekly 154

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Windows Weekly
Episode 154


  • HP buys Palm for $1.2 billion
    • What it means to the Microsoft/HP relationship around HP Slate and Windows Phone
  • Windows Home Server "Vail" public preview
    • Some interesting new features
    • WHS remains one of my favorite Microsoft products that no one knows about/uses
  • Microsoft finally begins previewing Windows Live "wave 4"
    • New Hotmail, new Messenger
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 brings Windows 7 tech to devices
    • Including, for the first time, Media Center: Meaning TVs, set-top boxes, and other devices can now get Microsoft's DVR technology
    • Windows Embedded is a fully componentized version of Windows 7, which provides for some interesting application/driver compatibility across the platforms and makes porting technologies like Media Center easier (There is a separate Embedded CE product that is based on Windows CE.)
  • Microsoft takes on Google Android with patent claims
    • Starts with HTC, an extension of previous claims against Linux

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Windows Media Player

  • Microsoft's media player received a major makeover in Windows 7 with several new features, including enhanced DVD playback, a sleek new Now Playing mode, dramatically improved format compatibility (including AAC and H.264), Windows Taskbar Jump List customization, PC-to-PC and Internet-based media streaming, and a new Play To feature.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Office 2010 to map a drive letter to SkyDrive

Software Pick of the Week

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description




Foundation by Isaac Asimov (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Scott Brick



Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: 20:19 removed "go to learning" twice
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