Windows Weekly 443: Midichlorians as a Service

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 443: Midichlorians as a Service

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the “Christmas miracle” of Windows 10 build 10586.29, questions about Microsoft’s ability to update Windows 10 Mobile, no fix for Surface power management issues this year, IDC’s predictions for Windows phones, Windows Server and developer news, and some upcoming events to look forward to.

Running time: 1:37:18

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