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Windows Weekly 366: An Explosion of Stupidity

Windows Weekly 366: An Explosion of Stupidity

The one with a lot of software picks

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss this week's E3 news, why Windows 8.1 users need to upgrade to Update 1 immediately, Update 2 rumors, a Surface Pro 3 TV ad and in-store hands-on availability, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 rumors, and Microsoft vs. the federal government.

Running time: 1:58:18

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Tip of the week: Learn how to access the firmware on your Surface

I did this with Surface Pro 3, but I believe it works with all Surface devices.

Software pick of the week: OneNote Clipper for Chrome

Microsoft makes OneNote Clipper available as an extension for Chrome. Some comments about why it saving a web page as a graphic isn't completely terrible.

Plus: Facebook Messenger updated for Windows Phone - and a coming update to Skype for iPhone looks awfully familiar

Plus: Richard Abelow reminded me that a number of Disney games are temporarily free on Windows 8.x Windows Phone (and some are normally $5): Disney Solitaire, Where's My Water?, Where's My Perry?, Where's My Mickey?, Wreck-It Ralph, Toy Story: Smash It, Monsters University and WMW? XYY

Plus.... Pinterest BETA for Windows Phone!

Plus: OWA for Android (Pre-release)

Enterprise pick of the week: Docker on Azure

Yes, you can run the open-source Docker container model on Windows Azure

Codename pick of the week: Orleans

Since we talked lots of game stuff today, why not talk about Orleans, the cloud programming model that the Halo team is using. It went into public preview in April:

Beer pick of the week: Great Divide Rumble IPA

Proof that not all IPAs are (or should be) hop bombs. This one is aged in oak and very drinkable:

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