Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.
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It's Friday which means it's time to live stream the First Ring Daily; this stream is open to everyone and we will be talking about the recently announced Microsoft event, popular forum threads and a lot more.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the fixing broken updates, Band hitting the end of the road, Google announced a few things and should Microsoft build a proper Android phone.
It's Thursday and what better time to take a look back at some of the technology of yesterday. On this episode, we look at the ill-fated Microsoft Kin that soured the relationship between Microsoft and Verizon. In addition, we talk about our live show for tomorrow and Gears of War.
Microsoft has clarified how it will update Edge using the Windows store in the near future but has yet to provide a timeline about when this functionality will be enabled.
At Google's keynote yesterday, they made a big deal about how AI is evolving. In this Episode of First Ring Daily, we talk about the future of AI and how Microsoft, Apple, Google, and even Amazon will play a role in the next era of computing.
Google held a keynote today where it announced several new devices including a phone and a release date for Google Home; a device that competes with the Amazon Echo. On this episode we cover all of the announcements as well as a few updates to Thurrott.com
Last week in Atlanta, Microsoft was hosting its Ignite conference but the company was also showing off how small businesses are able to use its cloud platform to grow their business.
On this episode, which is the first from episode from the First Ring Daily studios, we talk about why Paul looks so blurry, a bad Microsoft update, the perfect console, what's coming down the pipe for Thurrott.com and a lot more.
This week, Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 but a significant number of users are reporting installation issues that causes the update to fail to install.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the big week of Ignite, the Microsoft pivot that is occurring, and placeholders are making a return in a big way.
The iPhone 7 is a small refinement over the iPhone 6s, with an improved camera, updated screen, new home button and of course, the lack of a headphone jack. Apple has typically done a good job at building quality hardware and it is time to take a closer look at this new device.
First Ring Daily is the new podcast from Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams; in this episode, they cover everything announced during the second day of Ignite.
At Ignite this week in Atlanta, Microsoft teased a new feature for OneDrive that looks very similar to placeholders; a feature users loved when it was available with Windows 8.
First Ring Daily is the new podcast from Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams; in this episode, they cover everything announced so far at Ignite from the Microsoft podcast studio.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the on-going problems with Microsoft hardware, Skype Teams, Ignite, and good riddance to an annoying pop-up.
The new iPhone is here and I have had a couple hours to play with the new model that has several updates but also a few cutbacks as well.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including Surface AIO dreams, Band debacles, a new build of Windows 10 with a few hints tucked away and a lot more in the world of Microsoft.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 to insiders, this time around it is build 14926. This build is out now and is for both desktop and mobile; there are also a couple of new features in this release.
With the Band 2 reaching its end of life and no Band 3 on the horizon, the future of the company's health initiative is a bit foggy.
Microsoft has revealed the details of their new reward program that makes it easier to earn points but you also have to give up a bit of privacy if you want access to the full program.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including a hardware event for October, changes in Windows Insider provisioning, Scropio, Sony and it's impossible to avoid those iPhones.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including a couple new discoveries for Redstone 2, Outlook deployments, Windows as a Service gets a new price point, and a lot more.
Microsoft is testing a new feature for Windows 10 Redstone 2 that would reduce the blue light Windows 10 users late at night; a feature pioneered by f.lux.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 14915, for both desktop and mobile users; this build is for Fast ring users only.
A new error message inside the calendar feature of Outlook.com states that the upgrade will not be completed until the first half of 2017 which means they will miss the summer deadline.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including more issues with the Anniversary update, patches going rogue, and fragmentation.
Microsoft has a new app ready for release from its Garage incubator that is an Internet clipboard for everything but it will initially only support Windows 10 and iOS.