In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Mary Jo Foley, Iyaz Akhtar and I discuss Intel CEO's Windows 8 criticisms, the Intel Clover Trail tablet debuts, the Windows Store apps count, a Windows Phone 8 reality check in the face of SDK leaks, the death of version numbers, Barnes & Nobles announces new NOOK tablets but none based on Windows RT, and Google dumps backwards compatibility with older Office formats.
Running time: 1:38:34
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Tip of the week: What upgrades to what
Software pick of the week: Amazon Cloud Player
Amazon's cloud-based music locker and media player integrates nicely with Kindle Fire/HD devices, iPhone, and Android, as well as Windows (via a web player). Plus all the music you buy from Amazon MP3 is stored there for free.
Enterprise pick of the week: Lync MX
We now have a few more details (or at least an arrival date) for the touch-optimized version of the Windows 8/Windows RT Lync app: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-deliver-new-windows-8-and-windows-rt-lync-app-in-late-october-7000004652
Codename pick of the week: Austin
How bout that? The MS Courier code is still alive and may show up as a Win 8 app: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-project-austin-a-new-windows-8-note-taking-app-inspired-by-courier-7000004638/