Tag: Education

Saturday - July 24th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 298 #OTP

It was a great time to be a Windows Insider this past week as there were client, server, and development releases for testers. The Windows 10 (19H1) Build 18323 release also marked a significant milestone in the seventh feature updates development cycle and I break that all down for you to start the show off. We then talk about the future of the Windows Insiders Program, including what this upcoming feature update is likely to be called, updates for the retail release of Windows 10, and a rundown of some of the key improvements in the 19H1 update that is expected in April 2019. There are also all kinds of other tidbits scattered through the show so stay tuned in from the start to the finish of the episode so you catch everything.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 259 #OTP

Welcome to episode 259 of Observed Tech. It has been a while – much too long – but travel and being sick just crippled any extracurricular activity for me over the last month since our last show however, as always we are back behind the microphone and ready to catch up with everyone. We begin that catching up process by talking about the current status of the Windows 10 Redstone 4 feature update, which by the way still does not have a marketing name, that is in its final days of development before it will be released next month by Microsoft. There are plenty of builds to talk about in all of the Windows Insiders rings plus what features have been added at this stage for testing. I also share how my bare metal testing has expanded in these last couple of weeks as the final testing builds become more and more stable. There has also been progress in the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring so we detail those new builds that are the basis for the sixth feature update for Windows 10 that is expected this fall. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show including a couple of Windows Server releases, a couple of new apps, and insight on some of the first hands on reviews of Windows 10 on ARM 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 228 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 228 of Observed.Tech. No surprises this week as I spend the vast majority of this show talking about Microsoft’s big education event that happened this past week in New York City. That means discussing the new Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S, Office 365 for Education with Microsoft Teams, Minecraft for Education and its new add-on Code Builder. I did jump up on my soapbox early about some coverage I saw this week after the event that just bugged me to no end and therefore I had to speak up. I promise it only lasts for a few minutes and then I move on! However, after all of that we did get new Redstone 3 and Feature 2 builds for PCs and Mobile devices late in the week so they get time in the sun along with more apps showing up on Fast Ring builds that are giving us a closer look at Project NEON and its popular transparency/translucence in the app UI. Then finally I spend some time talking about Build 2017, Microsoft’s annual developer focused/centric conference that is being held in Seattle from 10 to 12 May. I review some of the sessions I think are going to have a big impact on consumers plus I will be out in Seattle for all the activities to cover it for our Penton Tech Channel sites. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 161 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 161 of the Observed Tech PODCAST. Lots of news around the surprise Surface 3 announcement from Microsoft about the newest Surface device and of course Windows 10/Project Spartan news with the release of build 10049 last week. We also discuss Microsoft at 40, Windows OS market share, a limited initial Microsoft Band production run and Windows RT’s role in success of Windows. As always there are of course plenty of other news items that get discussed in this episode so come on in and take part in the discussion. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks 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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