Tag: Current Branch

Friday - September 25th, 2020

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 207 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 207 of Observed.Tech! This week I start off by telling you about my experience so far with the LG Nexus 5X and how it compares to the BLU R2 HD and the Lumia 950. Next up are details about where we stand with Windows 10 on Current Branch, the latest cumulative update plus the most recent Redstone 2 testing build that has just been released this week. Windows 10 and the reliability of its update process has come under fire in the last couple of weeks because of some very public failures after the Anniversary Update so I discuss those and what I have heard from Microsoft on the matter. After that I share some of the latest tips and tricks myself and others have shared for Windows 10 to help you take advantage of features and deal with any challenges you might encounter during your use of Microsoft’s latest operating system. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including the latest on Windows 10 hardware from IFA 2016 in Berlin, BLU dropping Windows Phone from their portfolio, the delayed Outlook.com transition and the Grandpad tablet that really isn’t that great a deal in the long run. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 202 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 202 of Observed.Tech! I can confirm there are no Pokémon’s in this show! What is in this show is a summary of Dona Sarkar’s appearance on Windows Weekly from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and she talked about some interesting tidbits for Windows Insiders. I also give you a run down of the major announcements that came out of the conference that cover areas like Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Windows 10 and Surface Hardware. Microsoft’s main message to partners was transformation of their businesses to help others make the move to a digital world. Next up is Windows 10 and the progress being made to deliver the Anniversary Update in just a little more than two weeks from now. Insiders have had three builds for PCs and Mobile devices in the last week and there are more to come. Alongside the latest testing builds we also gained access to a new extension from Amazon for Microsoft Edge plus a long awaited firmware update for Lumia 950/950 XL that adds back a very popular feature.. This past week was also Patch Tuesday so we talk about the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Current Branch and some hardware driver updates. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Skype for Linux, photo back ups with different services, magnets and 2-in-1 devices, the new Outlook.com and some Xbox news including how to get the Kinect Adapter for your Xbox One S. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 192 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 192 of Observed Tech. Last week was a very up and down week for Microsoft as they finally released Windows 10 Mobile to the Current Branch after a year of testing but spent a lot of time talking about the limited handset support that was announced at the same time. They then, on the same day, released a new Redstone development branch build (14291) to Windows Insiders on PCs and Mobile devices that highlighted the long awaited extensions on Microsoft Edge. The new build also improved apps such as the official Microsoft Maps app and the timing of that was good right on the tails of HERE announcing their plans to drop support for Windows 10 Mobile. Late in the week another Windows division, the folks in Xbox, were responding to an issue surrounding their big Game Developer Conference 2016 after party and the hiring of women dressed scantily to dance during the event. The common thread in all of this is messaging from setting expectations and goals for what devices would get Windows 10 Mobile and the messaging from Xbox Chief Phil Spencer and Microsoft’s CVP of Human Resources after the GDC16 event to take accountability for what happened. Of course, as always, there are lots of other items scattered throughout this show so dive in and get caught up on the latest news. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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