Windows Weekly 243: Live From CES

Paul Thurrott

January 11, 2012

In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Mary Jo and I join Leo in Las Vegas remotely to cover the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. We discuss the various announcements from final Microsoft CES keynote, the AT&T and Nokia press conferences, Android tablets and Ultrabooks, Windows Phone software updates, and more.

Guests: Harry McCracken, Mark Peng, Brian Jaquet and Sara Giles

Running time: 1:13:22


Tip of the week: The best way to consolidate multiple email accounts
Last summer I wrote a series of articles about the various ways you can consolidate multiple email accounts. Here's what I've learned after heavy use of each method, and in keeping with my previous "resolutions" for 2012, my somewhat surprising choices for email going forward.

Software pick of the week: Pano for Windows Phone
Pano, the classic photo panorama app for iOS and Android, finally comes to Windows Phone!

Enterprise pick of the week: Office 365 Plan K 
Microsoft is adding a bunch of new features to the kiosk worker plan by March. But at 3.50 per user per month more

Codename pick of the week: LakeView
The codename for Silverlight on Xbox and the platform upon which Xbox Live TV Services was built. Formerly known as Greenlight. One area named LakeView, by the way, is near Wenatchee, WA/Soap Lake area. 

Bonus codename pick of the week
Thanks to one of our listeners/viewers in Montana, MJF's 2nd home brew now has a codename: Billings

Audible pick of the week: Micro by Michael Crichton
His last (and unfinished) book, Micro by Michael Crichton (and Richard Preston), and narrated by John Bedford Lloyd, is classic Crichton: It's about science run amok, this time pharmaceutical companies that are doing biological prospecting, finding and exploiting previously unknown, microscopic forms of life. Surprisingly, something goes wrong. :) Some have said that this book has too much of Crichton's co-author in it, but I don't see that at all. Crichton's gift is making the fantastic not just believable but plausible. And when you read Micro, you believe this could happen.

Get Micro at Audible (audio) or in Hardcover and Kindle eBook versions.

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About the Author(s)

Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

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