Wednesday - May 25th, 2022

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 261 #OTP

Welcome to episode 261 of Observed Tech. This week I am still dealing with some tickles in my throat so apologies for coughing in your ears during this show!
However, despite that we talk about a bug I am experiencing on at least two of my bare metal test devices running Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17133. There is a work around so that can help you out if you are seeing the same issue on your systems. We catchup on the status of Redstone 4 and 5 as development winds down for RS4 and it ramps up for RS5. Build 17133 is now in Release Preview so that means we are really close to general availability for this next feature update.
I share some articles that have surfaced this week about the big reorganization at Microsoft – there are some really good takes and some I do not agree with at all. I will leave you to form an opinion on these stories yourself but suffice it to say that officially we will see a lot at Build 2018 next month about these changes. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show including updated security features for consumer subscribers to Office 365, the CLOUD Act’s impact/perception, AI training courses from Microsoft, and social media company Facebook facing their own Trustworthy Computing moment so be sure to listen all the way until the end and not miss anything. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 260 #OTP

Welcome to episode 260 of Observed Tech. This week we focus on the big news that recently came out of Redmond – the massive reorganization at Microsoft which includes the departure of Windows CVP Terry Myerson and the splitting up of the Windows team across two engineering groups. This change, which places Windows at least two leadership layers below the CEO, is significant as the role of Windows at Microsoft continues to change. No longer is Windows the bread and butter of the software giant – now it is all about the cloud, artificial intelligence, and edge computing. Prior to diving into my take and summary of this realignment, I catch everyone up on the latest when it comes to Redstone 4, Redstone 5, and what we should be expecting next as this upcoming feature update gets ready for general availability. Normally I would have several other headlines in an episode of the show but since this is focused on the reorganization the only outside item on the agenda is about the new DNS service from Cloudflare and APNIC. The service, which was announced on April Fool’s Day but wasn’t a joke, promises faster DNS translation and privacy around your DNS lookups/browsing. I already have it setup across my home network and so far it is proving to be quite fast and improving my overall browsing experience. Lastly, my apologies for the interruptions due to my allergy related cough a few times in this episode. I am really hoping this sorts itself out in the next few days. I appreciate your patience and as always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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