In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss new rumors and information about Windows 8.1 "Blue," how well Windows 8 is really doing in the market, new details about Outlook for Windows RT, an update about Office on iPad, and the Windows Live Messenger phase out.
Running time: 1:39:12
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Tip of the week: It's time to say goodbye to Windows Live Messenger and migrate to Skype
I'm looking at you, Mary Jo. :)
MJF: You're going to pry Trillian out of my cold dead hands
Software pick of the week: Outlook.com
I love Outlook.com (which Microsoft confusingly calls Outlook) and now that the Calendar experience is updated, you have no excuse: Upgrade today. Check out my Outlook.com Tips for more information.
Plus: Netflix for Windows Phone updated for Windows Phone 8, three resolutions
Enterprise pick of the week: Exchange Server 2013 CU1
Upgraders and those wanting to run older versions side by side, rejoice
Codename pick of the week: DAL
You've heard of HAL. Expect to hear more about DAL (datacenter abstraction layer) in 2013, I predict. H/t Jeffrey Snover. Wonder if we'll hear more about this next week at MMS in vegas?
Beer pick of the week: Ommegang Beer of Thrones Iron Throne
A Belgian pale fit for a beer-tasting queen: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/42/91497
Plus: You heard it here first: Untappd.com for Windows Phone hits the store Friday April 5 -- tomorrow. (I've been testing the beta.)
Audible pick of the week: The Fog
The Fog by James Herbert, narrated by Alex Jennnings
Mr. Herbert just passed away: Sometimes regarded as the "British Stephen King," he's written some fascinating horror titles (and other types of books, like King), many of which recall early King in their directness. The Fog is perhaps the best (The Rats is the other contender, I'm told.) Note: This one is abridged but given the shortness of the original and the reviews its likely just the right length.