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Windows Weekly 211: Windows 8 Revealed

In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo and I discuss this week's Windows 8 Start screen revelations in depth and the silly noobisphere responses, the BUILD conference in September, Windows Phone news, Office 365 launching this month, Intel's Ultrabook idea, Google's "gang of four," and coming E3 news.

Running time: 1:44:11

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Picks and tips

Windows Weekly tip of the week: Windows Home Server 2011 OEM version is now available on, for about $120.

Windows 7 app pick: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta. A recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. Basically an anti-rootkit tool. Thanks to everyone that wrote in about this.

Windows Phone 7 app pick: Doodle Jump. Yay! The best-selling mobile game of all time finally comes to Windows Phone.

Mobile app pick: AirPlay for Windows Media PlayerCan be difficult to correctly install, but it gets the job done.

Audible pick of the week: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. The latest book by historian David McCullough tells the "story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work." McCullough: "Not all pioneers went west."

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