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Wednesday - February 24th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 314 #OTP

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!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 257 #OTP

Welcome to episode 257 of Observed Tech. After a 24 hour delay due to an SSL certificate that had not been updated here we are with this show where we talk about the countdown to the release of the fifth feature update for Windows 10, currently know by its development code name of Redstone 4, and what the schedule might look like for its upcoming release. I also cover the latest Windows Insider builds and how Microsoft has once again started to push Skip Ahead builds in preparation for Redstone 5 development that is starting for the next feature update expected later this year. I then jump in and talk about the reports of various apps with the term Windows in their title being asked to make a change to stay in the Microsoft Store and the crazy pace of commercial upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10 since the beginning of this year. There have been several new items for developers including a new SDK, Visual Studio Preview release, and another Windows Developer Community Standup later this week. Then I talk about a new experimental program that ties certain groups of Insiders into Cohorts to test key areas of Windows 10 and the list of limitations for Windows 10 on ARM that may have been inadvertently released this past week. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show including an easy way to track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster out there in space 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 232 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 232 of Observed.Tech. It has been a huge busy week to catch up on from all the new hardware at COMPUTEX, a little Windows Insidering adventure with inadvertent build releases, Google blocking ads, continued discussions around system security and real-time protection, and a new podcast I am now hosting for work. Starting with that last item, I am happy to invite all of you to listen in on the inaugural episode of the IT Pro Today PODCAST that we just started over at Penton and the Windows IT Pro website. I co-host with one of my Content Editors and the format will include an interview with someone in the IT Pro/Tech Community plus a follow on round table segment to talk about current news and other items. I hope you will come over and check out the show as we are getting started. Many of you know last week that some builds were inadvertently sent out to Windows Insiders and so we talk about that and how to sort your device out if you ended up getting the unintended build. Of course, COMPUTEX was big last week with so many hardware related announcements so I discuss those and how OEM hardware is improving overall plus what impact some new gear will have on Microsoft’s mobile plans. Sprinkled through out the show is other news such as Google Chrome and blocking ads, how smartphones have impacted customer service, Amazon forking out a lot of money for some unauthorized purchases, the 2017 Internet Trends report, and one of the biggest airplanes you have ever seen! As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 141 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 141. I kick off today with some big news on my end. I was hired earlier this week by PC Pitstop to do Customer Service and Tech Support for them. I am quite excited to be joining this growing company. I also shared with you about receiving my FreedomCase for my Surface 2 and how the AT&T MicroCell has helped improve our mobile phone use around the house. I also talk about some other stuff in the tech world including Steve Ballmer moving on, Rapid release and related issues on Patch Tuesday, Windows 8 Lifecycle and Update Support, Surface Pro 3 gets Out-of-Band Firmware Update, Windows 9, Google seeks kid customers, Symantec slims down, Global Web Access Shifts to Smartphones, Windows Stores Only At Best Buy Open in 24 new stores in Chicago, OneNote updates Windows Store app gets a big update, Tips to unplug on vacation, 15 inch tablets, PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One, Sony’s Share Play not all it seems, Microsoft vs Apple vs Rationality, Amazon bullying continues, It’s Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem, How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone, Windows Phone: The final review, Connecting the world’s developers results in innovative apps, Microsoft and UserVoice Feedback Portals, Miracast on Windows 8.1, No cross platform IE on Android and iOS, Selling Windows Phone, On the Threshold of the next version of Windows, Windows Phone replacing Windows RT, Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, Mobility has become the new normal, Google owned Waze will likely see no more updates on Windows Phone, Google’s Music Service inadvertently revealed, Twitter experiments with your timeline continue, Which email application is right for you between Outlook and Gmail, Surface RT plus Azure and Windows Phone security project, After 10 years Munich bailing on Linux and heading back to Windows, Improved Skype notifications, Windows Phone Convert from iPhone and Android and Sorry for the ads. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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