Welcome to Episode 299 of Observed Tech.

It is Super Bowl Sunday here in the U.S. and I have a Super edition of Observed Tech for you because there was a lot of news this past week across a broad range of subjects.

Windows Insiders received a new Fast Ring build for Windows 10 (19H1) and with the opening of the Skip Ahead ring testers got to opt into the prerelease branch to get the first development build of Windows 10 (19H2). One big enhancement in Build 18329.1 for 19H1/19H2 was a new Top Apps list in the search UI. The Skip Ahead opt-in availability is now closed and so I explain how things will work moving forward with a Fast and Skip Ahead Ring now receiving builds.

Of course we also have information about financial results for the latest quarter from Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon and all continue to make progress in their own unique approaches.

Scattered throughout the show is news about apps, services, gaming, and security so stay tuned from start to finish to catch everything.

As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

Date Produced: 03 February 2019

Length: 49:45

Format: MP3, 128KBPS

Size: 45.9 MB

Notes: All of this episodes show links are available at the WindowsObserver WiKi – Show Links for Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 299