Windows Weekly 97

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Windows Weekly
Episode 97


Topics

  • Latest interim build of Windows 7 allows IE8 to be removed
    • Will it appease the EU anti-trust allegations?
    • Windows is more componentized, should be easier to accomplish
    • Potentially good for IT administrators due to less updates
  • Microsoft Strategic Update
    • The number one competitor to Windows is pirated versions of Windows
    • Possibility of Zune set top box from Microsoft or their Partners
    • Expanding Zune software to other devices such as Xbox and Windows Mobile Devices
  • New Kumo search engine
    • Evolution of Windows Live search
    • Only available internally as of now
    • Microsoft has poured dozens of people into this project
    • Microsoft has only 1.7% of searches world wide
  • Paul dumps his iPhone
    • Paul has to go back to Windows Mobile to start reviewing devices
    • Needs a phone for testing purposes, AT&T or Verizon?
    • Will not get a data plan so it must have wifi available
    • Regardless of choice it's still expensive
    • Microsoft.com/windowsmobile to help find carrier specific phones
    • HTC Fuze and Diamond Pro will be updatable to Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Amazon Kindle iPhone App
    • Links to your Amazon account so all of your books are available
    • Uses up battery very quickly
    • Syncs your bookmarks and page locations between your devices
    • US only due to publishing restrictions

Tip of the Week

  • Bitlocker To Go in the Windows 7 Beta
    • Lets you encrypt portable devices such as external hard drives and flash drives
    • It's not tied to one computer, you can unlock the drive on any Windows 7 system

Software Pick of the Week

  • 7-Zip Free open source file archiver for windows

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

Picks

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The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by William Hughes

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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: March 04, 2009
  • Release Date: March 06, 2009
  • Duration: 1:00:28
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: NA
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