Windows Weekly 164
Recorded: July 8, 2010
Published: July 8, 2010
- Exclusive: Windows 7 Family Pack is making a comeback
- This holiday season, all markets
- Microsoft layoffs
- Let the hand-wringing begin, I guess, but this is nothing like last year. I found out about this a month ago, was told this was to send a message to shareholders.
- Xbox Live is apparently a much bigger success than Microsoft let on
- $1.2 billion in revenues over the last year, about 50 percent of customers are paying $50 a year
- Windows InTune
- Microsoft is working on a cloud-based PC management solution. Why isn't this available now, and why can't consumers subscribe to this?
- Windows Phone update
- I've finished the first three chapters in the book (of 16). Will have the device any day now. (Finally.)
- Digital Media Core, the reawakening
- I'd like to kickstart my Digital Media Core series again. Let's talk about music ripping. I've moved onto 256 Kbps AAC (from MP3). Here's why.
- I bought a new iPhone 3GS
Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Internet Explorer 8
- The web browser in Windows 7 isn't as bad as you think it is, and it is already the world's most-often-used browser.
- Key features: Web Slices, Accelerators, InPrivate browsing, tab grouping and coloring, visual search in the search box, etc. Honestly, the best reason to upgrade is for the security and stability enhancements.
- Dubious features: Favorites Bar takes up onscreen real estate, add-ons can quickly kill performance, standards support is iffy (though to be fair, this isn't an issue on the real world web today at all).
Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Windows Backup to make a pristine restore point
- Saddled by a PC maker-supplied version of Windows 7 with crapware? Fear not, Windows Backup can help you restore your PC to where you want it.
Software Pick of the Week
- Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta 1 - That was quick!
- And for web developers: Microsoft Web Platform with all-free tools like Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer, and more. New version shipped this week.
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