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Saturday - September 26th, 2020

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 231 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 231 of Observed.Tech. We start off this show talking about Microsoft’s stock price achievement that happened this past week and how the stock price has doubled since Satya Nadella was named the CEO in February 2014. I then hit on a couple of new tidbits relating to the WannaCry ransomware that ran wild earlier this month and the surprising stats about what versions of Windows were heavily infected by this malware. Of course, this past week was the big Microsoft event in Shanghai and we have all the details about those announcements and a closer look at the new Surface Pro that arrives in a couple of weeks alongside of the new Surface Laptop. In China they will see the Surface Studio, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro all available on the 15th of June. We have an update about the Windows 10 Creators Update roll out and its expansion to new devices plus a couple of cumulative updates for the Anniversary and Creators Updates for Windows 10. In the Xbox world there were a few new announcements this week including the re-branding of their Beam streaming service to Mixer, the official launch of the Xbox Game Pass, and the list of titles that will be available in the June Games with Gold collection. Spread through the show are tidbits such as new hardware from OEMs, Amazon turning 20, Windows on Git, resources for Microsoft Teams in Education, my graphics and image editing tools, and building trust in this post-truth world. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 205 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 205 of Observed.Tech! Today’s show went for almost an hour so there is a lot to discuss as it has been a busy week around Microsoft and tech in general. I start off by spending some time talking about the latest concerns around Windows 10 regarding privacy and security then I bring everyone up to date on the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for mobile devices. We are also now fully into the development of Redstone 2, the next major release of Windows 10 expected in 2017, with the release of Build 14905 this week for PCs and mobile devices. Windows as a Service (WaaS) with its cumulative updates is now rubbing off on Windows 7 and 8.1 as those systems will now start getting updates rolled into a single package. This is causing some concerns right now but in the long run should improve the update experience on these versions of Windows. It kicks off in October of this year. In the Xbox world we talk about the companies acquisition of livestreaming service Beam, the win in July for console sales versus Sony and Game Previews coming to Windows 10 this fall. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Microsoft once again changing their support policy for Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake chipset, online safety resources, Windows 10 getting some security respect from an unexpected group and unboxing the Nexdock device for your small form factor PCs. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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