In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I are joined by special guest Stephen Chapman and discuss the Windows 8 "Blue" leak, the BUILD 2013 announcement, the "Blue" timeline, whether Windows RT has a future, updates to the core Windows 8 apps, Office "Gemini," and a spurious report that tries to undermine Windows Phone's successes against the iPhone.
Running time: 1:38:14
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Tip of the week: Windows Phone games from EA on sale—1 week only
If you’re looking to fill some holes in your game collection, now’s the time. For one week only, some very popular Xbox games from Electronic Arts are on sale for up to 40% off. That’s big savings on classics you know and love like Plants vs. Zombies, Monopoly, Battleship, Tetris, and Bejeweled Live. And it’s the perfect time to discover titles with artful graphics and cutting-edge play, like Mirror’s Edge, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and the mysteriously beautiful Contre Jour.
Tip of the week #2: New core apps for Windows 8/RT!
And let's not forget those Windows 8/RT app updates. Here's how you can grab them manually if you just can't wait for them to show up.
Software pick of the week: Temple Run for Windows Phone 8
It's only 18 months late, comes with no Xbox Live achievements! But you know what? It's free on Windows Phone. And it's still a great game.
Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server Blue
Not too surprising, but it looks like all of the Win Server SKUs will come in Blue versions
Codename pick of the week: BaseFS (and Minkernel)
More deep digging from another MS Watcher, Sandro Villinger, brings us two more interesting Blue-related tidbits and internal names: http://www.itworld.com/windows/350114/7-hidden-gems-windows-blue
Beer pick of the week: Blue Sunday Sour
Blue leaks on Sunday. Sour faces in Redmond. Need we say more?