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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In this episode of First Ring Daily, we learn what happens when Brad stupidly changes his Skype password while recording the show, talk about the Health of Tech and a lot more.
Microsoft is working on a 'home hub' that appears to be a Cortana-like device that is built to live in the Kitchen like an Echo or Google Home.
Microsoft has quietly opened the doors for its Outlook Premium service but the product is only being offered in the US at this time.
In this episode of First Ring Daily, we take a look at the other software driving a big change in the market: web browsers.
Samsung's new Chromebook has quite a few features that may attract users who traditionally would have purchased a Windows device.
It's Friday which means it is time for First Ring Daily live and on this episode, we talk about the month of October, popular forum threads and a lot more. As a reminder, Friday shows are open to everyone, so grab some popcorn, maybe a craft beer (if that's your thing) and enjoy.
Another busy week in the world of Microsoft and on this episode of The Sams Report, I cover the new paint app, Microsoft's upcoming Surface event, saying good bye to a Band that never was and a lot more.
It's throwback Thursday and in this episode, we talk about the Band 2 and 3, Windows Server and that other Microsoft watch from way back when.
Microsoft needs to bring Cortana to the kitchen before it is too late; the market is ripe for this type of device and they have all the technology.
Microsoft may have canceled the Band 3 but a prototype has found its way to the web and shows off a couple of new features.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we hit upon Panos deleting a tweet, Sonos and music everywhere and finally, the RSS feed is ready.
Microsoft is quietly pivoting and if you are not paying attention, you might be missing the obvious signs that the company is turning into a security vendor.
On this episode of the First Ring Daily, we talk about the lifecycle of Windows as a product in the Microsoft portfolio, the newly discovered Paint app and updates to Paul's studio so he doesn't look blurry anymore.
The Paint app that ships with Windows is nearly as old as Windows itself and thanks to the leak of a new video, Microsoft is about to give the app its largest update in its history
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.