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Sunday - February 28th, 2021

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 13)

Rolling with a weekly schedule we kick off about my incoming PC build and the parts I am using for this new setup, closing out my first year of formation with some new information on upcoming classes and purchasing my first vestments. For Windows and Edge Insiders we catch up on the latest builds, updates, and enhancements coming to the web and OS platforms for testing. I touch on the tit-for-tat between Microsoft and Apple about iOS App Store policies that are preventing Project xCloud from being carried for iOS devices, the latest on TikTok acquisition discussions, a Windows division reorg under Panos Panay, and the latest in open source and security. Finally, we talk space including the return of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 9)

Back behind the microphone with big updates about my aspirancy formation for the permanent diaconate, updates about the Windows Insider and Edge Insider Programs, a big tech update, and quite a bit of space news this cycle. We begin catching up on the Easter Season, the new online (local and distant) classes that start this month in formation including Patristics (three classes) and The Four Gospels (12 weeks). Next we go over the status of new insider builds for Windows 10 (vNext), the impending release of Windows 10 (20H1) aka the May 2020 Update later this month, and all the latest on Microsoft Edge across all channels. new hardware from Microsoft and Apple caught headlines this week and in space the first launch of human beings from U.S. soil in nearly nine years is expected later this month and the Mars Perseverance mission continues marching towards its July launch even with the team working remotely from home. Hubble is 30 years old and unidentified objects are just that – unidentified.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 299 #OTP

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

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 258 #OTP

Welcome to episode 258 of Observed Tech. This week I share my initial impressions of the Surface Book 2 which arrived earlier this week for my hands on experience. I include a few comparisons to the OG Surface Book that I have been using for the last three years. Then we get to talk about Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Always Connected PCs that will be in consumers hands very soon beginning with the HP Envy x2 that may ship in about two weeks. Of course, we update the progress of Windows 10 Redstone 4 as Microsoft focuses on stabilizing the fifth feature update for release in March/April and then its follow on development branch – Redstone 5 – which will be the sixth feature update for Windows 10. That is expected to land in the September/October time frame. We then dive into news items about Andromeda, Microsoft Edge, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and Bill Gates being a guest star on the Big Bang Theory in March. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show 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 242 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 242 of Observed Tech. We had our second straight week of no new Windows Insider Builds for PCs on the Fast Ring but we get to hear from the Insider team at Microsoft about what was behind those decisions to not flight builds. It is some interesting insight. However, before I talk about that and the other news of the week, I spend the first part of the episode talking about treating each other well and remembering the person on the other side of that Twitter handle is just as human as we are and deserves courtesy, civility, and respect.  We may not always agree with a direction taken by a company like Microsoft but the folks who are the face of the company on social media do not deserve to receive the full measure of our disagreement, frustration, and ridicule. Of course, there is other news relating to apps and services from Microsoft for Windows 10 and plenty of other tidbits across a wide range of tech subjects throughout the show so be sure to listen all the way until the end. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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