In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the "One Microsoft" reorg, Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, our verdict on Windows 8.1, new about the Windows 8.1 RTM, another PC market decline, a coming Windows Phone 8 feature pack and other releases, Apple loses twice in court, and some secretive NSA news.
Running time: 1:52:44
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Software pick of the week: Nokia HERE Apps
Enterprise pick of the week: PowerBI for Office 365
Coming soon to preview, MS' latest BI tools/services announced at the partner show this week: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-announces-power-bi-for-office-365-7000017746/
Codename pick of the week: Geoflow
PowerMaps is the new name. Sad -- geoflow was so much better! In any case, it's one of the components of PowerBI for O365.
Beer pick of the week: Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing in Houston
Houston's Flying Saucer draught emporium was my home away from home this week: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26762/91221/?sort=latest&start=25
Audible pick of the week: The Great Courses
Audible (now?) offers a series called The Great Courses which features hundreds of lectures from top tier university professors. Not sure how new this is but I just discovered it. I've got A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition queued up: 6.5 hours of WWII goodness by professor Thomas Childers from U Penn.