Windows Weekly 171
Recorded: August 26, 2010
Published: August 26, 2010
- Windows Phone Secrets completed this week
- I'll never do this again. Never!
- Windows Phone news: Marketplace opening and final developer tools scheduled
- Final version of Visual Studio for Windows Phone and Expression Blend on September 16
- Marketplace for Windows Phone in early October
- SBS "Aurora" and WHS "Vail": Some notes from the battlefield
- I'm implementing both of these solutions here in Maison du Thurrott - There's a lot to learn
- Hotmail EAS coming soon.
- Push, over-the-air access to Hotmail-based email, calendar, contacts and tasks on supported **mobile devices for one and all
- Yahoo Search completes transition to Bing
- US and Canada, English only
- Other languages (French, Spanish) in week; other countries throughout 2011 and 2012
- Internet Explorer 9 UI revealed
- It looks like Chrome, which is a wise move in my opinion.
- Small Office Web Apps update gives hope for the future
- Nothing major, functionally, but if they can keep updates coming on this schedule, Microsoft **will prove they "get" the online market
- Halo: Reach pirated
- Gamers who download and play pirated versions face "permaban" from Xbox Live.
- Related: This is a *huge* year for Xbox 360 gaming
- I've preordered Halo: Reach, Call of Duty Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the Kinect and several Kinect titles. This should make up for July nicely.
- Intel and McAfee: A second look
- Maybe this wasn't so crazy after all
- Microsoft late to the tablet game? What about HP? What about Google?
- Microsoft gets a lot of crap for its slow response to the iPad. But they're moving faster than the other so-called, would-be competition. I'm looking at you, HP (WebOS Tablet) and Google (Android).
Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Parental Controls
- The parental control functionality that debuted in Windows Vista is updated in Windows 7 to support multiple games rating systems and parental control providers, while some functionality is pushed out to Family Safety, part of Windows Live Essentials (and is thus updated more frequently).
- This was originally going to have a GUI, but Microsoft took it out of Windows 7 because it doesn't work with every wireless adapter. But if you do have a compatible wireless adapter, you can share a wireless connection using the same wireless adapter, or share a wired connection with the wireless adapter. There's a third party utility we've recommended called Connectify that does this. Or you can simply configure it yourself.
Software Pick of the Week
- Similarity - Compares music files on your PC and looks for duplicates. Why is it special? Because it doesn't just compare meta-data or file names, it actually compares the contents of the files.
- Thanks to Andrew Simek for the tip!
- Scrim - A way to hide your email address from spammers and scammer
- Thanks to David Sherman for the tip!
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|The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard by Anthony Bianco (UNABRIDGED)|
Narrated by Peter Ganim
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- Edited by: Tony
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