In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Verizon finally updating the Lumia Icon, Windows 10 for phones and tablets, Mobile World Congress expectations, Windows 8.1 with Bing rumors, an Office 2016 preview oopsy, the Xbox One February 2015 System Update, and other news.
Running time: 1:56:24
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Tip of the week: Get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage for two years!
Get 100 GB free from Bing Rewards for two years. This one is only valid through the end of February 2015 (and it may be US-only), but if you visit Bing Rewards, you can get 100 GB of additional storage free for two years.
Hardware pick of the week: Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 Review
Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2016
Refactoring, refactoring, refactoring: http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-next-for-microsofts-windows-server-2016/
(maybe this is why the OS is being pushed back to next year)
Rumor of the week: The Microsoft pen will become mightier than the stylus
Sources say the Surface pen may also be the pen for some of the next-gen Windows Phones in the pipeline
Beer pick of the week: Adnams Tally-Ho
With all the snow lately, it’s a nice time for a winter/seasonal beer. But you don’t want to fall while shoveling. So here’s one that’s not too over the top (even though it’s classified as a “barley wine”): http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/adnams-tally-ho/4727/
Related: Beer jellies! Welovemanfood has them! http://welovemanfood.com/our-range/ ((not available in U.S. … yet)
Audible pick of the week: Who Goes There?
Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an Antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.