In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss Microsoft’s embrace of the mobility of experiences and the resulting angst in the Windows Phone camp, numerous Microsoft mobile app leaks, Microsoft’s 40 new Android partners, Windows 10 and Office news, and a recap on the Salesforce and Microsoft rumors.
Running time: 1:49:16
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Tip of the week: Read up on our industry
My first compilation of great (electronic) industry books is now available … These are just my purchases (Audible, Kindle) from the past 2.5 years, and these are only the good/notable ones. Second list soon.
Plus: Catch up on my Windows Phone tips series. Since last week: Battery Saver, use Gmail/Google accounts, master the custom volume settings and mirror your phone’s screen wirelessly … Or wired, using USB!
Software pick of the week: Unchecky
Unchecky – install this on your friends’ and family’s PCs. You’ll be happy you did.
Plus: Office Lens Android exits beta. Must-have app on all mobile platforms.
Enterprise pick of the week: SQL Server 2016
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Codename pick of the week: Basel
Beer pick of the week: Beavertown Brewing’s Bloody ‘Ell
An excellent British brewer making a delicious blood orange IPA: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30471/94738/
Audible pick of the week: Losing the Signal
Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry is a fantastic look at a truly innovative company that lost it all thanks to the iPhone. But then so did every other existing smart phone company on earth.