In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a slew of TechEd 2014 announcements, major new Xbox news, Surface Pro 3 rumors, a meetup next week in New York City, plus Windows 8.1, Outlook.com, OneDrive for Business, and Lync mobile app news.
Running time: 1:43:09
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Tip of the week: Learn Windows Phone 8.1 app development
Another great jumpstart video learning series from Microsoft: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 - 23 parts! With Andy Wigley and Matthias Shapiro. Also a tip about what you'd need to write apps for Windows Phone 8.1.
PLUS: If you're running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, check for updates today: There is an update with bug fixes and battery life improvements.
Software pick of the week #1: Windows Store
Windows Store gets a rare update on Windows 8.1. Two surprises: How you get the update, and it doesn't suck.
Software pick of the week #2: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RTM
The final version of Update 2 is available for Visual Studio 2013, enabling developers to create universal apps that run on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Software pick of the week #3: Spotify for Windows Phone 8
Spotify for Windows Phone 8/8.1 is finally updated with a new version that features a major visual refresh, support for Spotify Radio, new recommendation and discovery options, and more.
Enterprise rumor of the week: Barcelona
There was talk at TechEd this week that MS will be talking about some of its on-premises products, but not until TechEd Europe in late October
Codename pick of the week: Adams, Fort Knox, Project K and more
It was a big week for all you MS codename fans out there
Beer pick of the week: Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower
I'm not a big Kolsch fan, but this one is pretty decent. And it's from Houston! http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/lawnmower.html