After nearly 10 years, 317 shows, almost 230 hours of me talking, and who knows how many headlines and tech stories that were talked about, I have decided to end the Observed Tech PODCAST. More details in this final episode, but my sincere thanks to the more than a quarter million listeners who have tuned in over the course of the shows lifetime. Thank you so very much!
This week we delayed recording the show until after Microsoft’s big Xbox E3 Media Briefing was held yesterday afternoon. So this show has a lot of stuff related to those announcements from Los Angeles, That gets us caught up with the new game pass options for both console and PC, upcoming games, hardware, and streaming technology plus lots of other gaming related items such as project Scarlett and Project xCloud. Of course, I still catch you up on the latest for Windows Insiders and where we stand with the continued development of the 20H1 feature update for next year and the wait for the first bits of 19H2 for this fall. Scattered throughout the show I have some of the details about Apple’s WWDC 2019 announcements, browser updates, and a little low earth orbit news from NASA.
This week I share about my recent office reorganization and the resulting tech purge that it has resulted in as I start to clear out old technology and e-cycle it. We catch up on a slow week for Windows Insiders and discuss the potential release of the first 19H2 bits to testers. Then we discuss COMPUTEX and Microsoft’s interesting announcement about a modern operating system right in the middle of them sharing about new OEM hardware running Windows 10. Of course, spread throughout the show we talk about other things like the changes around the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and why some believe it is dead, tons of updates around apps and services, plus tidbits about gaming, security, and social media. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!
Following a long holiday weekend here in the United States, we catch you up on all the details for the general availability of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, aka Version 1903, which began last week. Included among those details are key blog posts you will need as you prepare for its arrival whether you are on the consumer or business front. In addition, I catch us up once again on where Windows Insider builds are and how I believe they will play out over the next weeks and months now that the May 2019 Update has begun its roll out. I share some of the interesting news from last week’s SharePoint Conference plus hardware announcements from COMPUTEX 2019 that began in Taiwan over this past weekend. Of course, you will find our normal mix of information and headlines from apps, services, gaming, social media, and the latest tidbits around rockets and space.
This week we have our normal collection of updates for Windows Insiders with the latest builds and progress across a couple of development branches for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge (Chromium). However, I begin with an explanation of the final state of my link curation process to avoid Twitter’s aggressive algorithms plus I get on my soapbox about headlines and misdirection with one privacy related story I read this week. After that it is our normal weekly run down of updates around apps, services, security, hardware, social media, and gaming. At the end of it all I mention a couple of space items that you should be aware of as the next five years are going to be crazy as NASA heads back to the moon! Make sure you listen from start to finish to catch all the headlines.