In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Robert "Padre" Ballecer, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss rumors about an Android-based Lumia, new Surface firmware updates and a coming Wi-Fi update for Surface Pro 3, Microsoft support deadline silliness, new Office 365 SKUs for business, a new Azure storage appliance and Microsoft's No IP takedown drama.
Running time: 1:50:05
Subscribe to Windows Weekly
Enjoy the Windows Weekly channel on YouTube
Meetup next week in Washington DC!
Reminder about our tweetup next Tuesday July 15 at City Tap House starting 4 pm. Come one, come all if you are in the DC area: http://www.citytaphousedc.com/
Tip of the week: Over 130 new, free Microsoft eBooks are now available, and all in one spot
Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more.
Software pick of the week: Video Tuner for Windows Phone 8.1
Software pick of the week #2: Twitter for Windows Phone 7.5/8/8.1
Software pick of the week #3: OnAir Player for Windows 8.x
OnAir Player - recommended by Microsoft . Install the player on your PC and then install it on your tablet and phone to access content remotely.
Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics CRM Online Government Cloud
Just like it did with O365 and Azure, Microsoft is now building out a multi-tenant government cloud specifically for U.S. federal, state and local Dynamics CRM users: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-is-building-a-crm-cloud-for-u-s-government-users-7000031393/
Codename pick of the week: Oslo
Yep, as predicted on Win Weekly a few weeks back, Microsoft's O365 information-retrieval app will be named Delve when it hits later this calendar year.
Beer pick of the week: Victory Prima Pils
I'm not the biggest pils fan, but if you want one and can find this, I'd highly recommend this German Pilsner: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/345/1010/
Padre's Beer (Tech) Pick of the week
- The Minnesota Twins will be the first sports team in the US to have a "Beer Vending Machine"
- Customers first vist a MANNED register and show ID and pruchase a pre-paid debit card for $10, $20, or $50.
- They can then visit any of the DraftServe vending machines whenever they like
- They have a choice of 4 different beers ranging in price from $0.38 an ounce for Bud Light to $0.40 an ounce for a pale ale.
Combine this with the BEER VENDING MACHINE!!!!
Audible pick of the week: French books in English
The Greenland Breach by Bernard Besson, translated by Julie Rose, narrated by Mike Ortego
The Bleiberg Project (Le Project Bleiberg) by David Khara, translated by Simon John, narrated by Graham Vick