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Saturday - October 16th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 301 #OTP

After all the fun and commentary around Episode 300 last week, we get started with the next 300 shows this week and there is plenty to talk about. There are big changes happening in the Windows Insiders program as it relates to changes in Microsoft’s approach to developing updates for Windows 10. I dive into the details and offer my observations on where things might be going over the next several months. Of course, we have plenty of other news throughout the show such as the Samsung OneNote UI and Android 9 Pie arriving on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S9/S9+, Amazon acquiring eero who builds a very popular Wi-Fi wire mesh system, and Chrome OS might be getting virtual desktops soon. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 287 #OTP

We start off by talking about the latest build in the Windows 10 19H1 development branch and the stagnant status of the re-release process for the October 2018 Update. Currently that feature update is still being tested by Slow and Release Preview Ring Insiders. Another issue, this time about copying and pasting files from a compressed archive, now has to be fixed and likely tested as well. This was earnings week and Microsoft had a big one setting records for revenue along with big year over year gains in most areas across the company. This performance even lifted Microsoft up into position as the second most valuable company in the United States. Of course, we have app news, developer updates, security related items, and all kinds of other tidbits so be sure to listen all the way until the end of the show to catch everything.

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 201 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 201 of Observed.Tech! As we begin our next century of shows this one gets started reviewing some of the background about the bidding war that happened between Microsoft, Salesforce and Google for LinkedIn which Microsoft ultimately won. They even brought in the big kahuna, in the form of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, to help move things along to ultimately close the deal. Next I discuss how things will change for upgrades to Windows 10 after the free upgrade deal ends on 29 July 2016 plus more about the latest features arriving in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which arrives on 02 August. Of course, there are also items to mention like the new and free Skype Meetings service, lots of great tutorials for developers to build apps that take advantage of new features in Windows 10, upcoming hardware that is focused on Windows 10 including the likely Surface branded All In One device. I run down some new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10 and also mention a few that have decided to leave the platform including CNN and their ancient Windows Phone 8.1 app that still labels Microsoft’s cloud storage as SkyDrive. There are a couple of tips for you on how to reset individual Windows Store apps and also how you can migrate your Evernote data into OneNote fast and easy to avoid their new limitations for free accounts. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Xbox hardware and software news, EA Access updates, a major malware attack on Android devices, a massive recall of hover boards that do not really hover plus a big anti-malware/virus company acquisition/merger. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 198 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 198 of Observed Tech. This week we lock in our plans for a mid-week recording of the show instead of Monday mornings so that we can bring you more of the latest news from the first couple of days in a new week. It turns out this week was made for this plan because we had big acquisition news from Microsoft first thing Monday morning when they announced their $26.2 billion dollar purchase of LinkedIn. Then, within just a few hours, we had the Xbox E3 Briefing where we heard about new hardware (Xbox One S and Project Scorpio) and a great gaming lineup including one of my favorites Forza Horizon 3. About 30 minutes after Microsoft got started at E3, Apple took to the stage for their annual WWDC Keynote in San Francisco to unveil updates across their line of OS’s. Including in these announcements was the name change for their desktop operating system from OS X to macOS. In addition to a collection of links out to those areas I share app news on the Windows platform for those arriving and those departing plus plenty of information about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and where everything stands as we get nearer to the expected release of Microsoft next major Windows 10 Update in July. I give you some hands on with new UI changes for Cortana, the latest builds of Windows 10 in the Redstone development branch and the greater control admins will have over key areas of the Anniversary Update. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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