In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss the Windows 8 naming and product editions announcement, the fate of Media Center, whether current Windows Phone handsets will be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8, when will Microsoft kickstart the Windows Phone 8 conversation, Lumia sales taking off in the US, and Windows Intune v3.
Running time: 1:21:48
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