In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss our busy year ahead, next week’s Windows 10 event, silliness over a Windows 7 milestone, more Windows 10 leaks, what’s next for OneDrive, some Windows Phone and Surface news, the 2014 PC market recovery and the latest battles between Microsoft and Google.
Running time: 1:56:53
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Software pick of the week: Phone Insider for Windows Phone 8.1
Get ready for the Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview or whatever they’re going to call it
Plus: NBA JAM for Windows Phone is just 99 cents right now as part of Microsoft’s weekly red stripe deals – thanks to David Benedict
Enterprise pick of the week: ANS, RIP
MS has opted to do away with free Advance Notification Service (ANS) — the mechanism via which it gave IT pros and others a public heads up about what to expect on Patch Tuesday. The first Patch Tuesday without this wasn’t a great one.
Codename pick of the week: Gemini
It’s a good time to remind folks about what Gemini is and isn’t (ahead of next week’s Win 10 event). Here’s my first report about it from 2013: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-office-gemini-windows-blues-twin/
Beer pick of the week: Rodenbach Caractère Rouge
A fantastic Flanders red made with raspberries, cherries and cranberries. Think of this as a brunch beer. This is from Belgium’s Rodenbach brewery, which also makes the delightful Grand Cru: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/216/74778/