Windows Weekly 402: Watch Your Squad

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Stardock Start 10, Microsoft Band and Health updates, Outlook.com is losing Facebook Chat and Skype Chat support, Microsoft opens up OneDrive APIs, VMware is on it’s way to Azure, handwriting and drawing comes to OneNote for iPad, the March Xbox System Updates and how to get another 100GB of free OneDrive storage for 2 years.

Running time: 2:01:00

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Tip of the week: Get another 100 GB of free OneDrive storage for 2 years! 

Now Anyone Can Get 100 GB of Free OneDrive Storage for Two Years 

Plus: Students worldwide can now get Office 365 for free. Here’s how to check your eligibility  

Software pick of the week: Classic Shell 

Now with Windows 10 support

Enterprise pick of the week: Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 

There are a few nice surprises inside the latest VS 2015 test release, including UI debugging tools for XAML (WPF only for now, but Windows Store app support coming). And edit and continue improvements

Codename pick of the week: Project Blush 

Microsoft Research is doing some work around “digital jewellery” (related to wearables/IoT). Codename is Project Blush. Seems to be work out of the Human-Computer Interaction team in MSR. (hat tip: Felix the Cat)

Beer pick of the week: Founders Black Rye 

Founders made a dark, hoppy beer before Black IPAs were cool. And they’ve brought the classic back. Good for Black IPA and rye fans, both.