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Wednesday - October 27th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 190 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 190 of Observed Tech – our very special Leap Day Edition – which only happens once every four years! However in this episode there are plenty of headlines and news you should not leap over including the gains and losses in Universal Windows Platform apps, early testing of a new OneDrive app and the first Project Centennial app leak in the Windows Store. I then jump into some stats about Windows 10 and its penetration into IT environments, Windows 10 Mobile updates, Microsoft’s big purchase of Xamarin and a final news wrap up out of Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. From there I talk about the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book firmware fix that seems to be working finally to address sleep and power issues on these devices and then catch you up on the latest with Microsoft’s HoloLens device including its release and availability for developers and anyone with $3,000 burning a hole in their pocket. Of course, as always, there are lots of other tidbits sprinkled throughout this episode so please jump in and get caught up on the latest headlines. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 189 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 189 of Observed Tech. In this episode I start off with the latest on Windows 10 and the newest Redstone testing builds that have been released for desktop and mobile devices. I then cover some of the OneNote and Microsoft Band coverage you will find on the SuperSite for Windows including info about the second February Band v2 update. Then I jump squarely into all of the Day 0 announcements from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 that happened yesterday plus a couple of early announcements today. So far lots of new handsets, tablets and convertible tablets running Windows 10 including at least one device that was not previously leaked. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 187 #OTP

In this show I catch you up on a lot of Microsoft and Windows 10 related news from the last 10 days or so and among the stories there is news about new Universal Windows Platform Apps, new storage options for Office, the status of Windows 10 at six months and the future of the free Windows 10 upgrade. I talk about some issues with Microsoft Edge including InPrivate Mode and what it is retaining about your browsing history, a video demo of managing your Edge favorites and new productivity features Cortana gained for meetings and email based commitments. Surface devices are in the news with new firmware updates on Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book plus a power cord recall for Surface Pro devices. In Windows 10 news there were updates released for regular release channel users and Windows Insiders plus a configuration update for Windows 10 Mobile testers. I wrap up the show talking about the future of Windows Phone after Microsoft’s earnings results last week shows that sales have been hit hard since they changed their phone strategy last Summer. Of course there are plenty of other items spread throughout the show so please enjoy everything and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 181 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 181 of Observed Tech which has been recorded on the 74th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor so please take some time to read about that historic day. In this how I talk about Microsoft and how they have embraced feedback as they develop Windows and other major software and services, the release of a new Windows 10 Mobile build that will finally be made available to the Lumia 550, 950 and 950 XL handsets and some of the news from Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting that was held last week. Other areas that are discussed include HoloLens and its progress including two of the devices finally making it into space on their way to the International Space Station, Black Friday stats and understanding where Microsoft stands on hardware and software updates for their software and services. Along the way the show is sprinkled with items like using an Xbox One Kinect to sign into Windows 10 using facial recognition, improving the Windows 10 upgrade experience, Skype updates for business and consumers, AT&T charging more for grandfathered unlimited plans and predictions for 2016 from Microsoft Research. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 175 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 175 of Observed Tech. I kick off this show by telling you a little about the Geeks Network which is the new home for this podcast and thanking the TechPodcasts Network for all their support since the early days of this endeavor. There is still plenty of Windows 10 news to discuss and ponder as Microsoft released new builds for both desktop and mobile in the last week. We have also seen new Universal Windows Platform apps that have arrived on Windows 10 and I talk about what that might mean for the app ecosystem on both sides of the platform. Of course still more hardware to talk about as well with the Lumia 950XL’s mysteriously being pulled from the shelves at Microsoft Stores, a Lumia 550 feature video and another one all about Continuum. There is also the subject of another week and another Windows 10 build being leaked. This one is 10568 and it supposedly introduces some interesting elements relating to choosing your defaults in the OS. I then close this episode out by discussing a petition directed at Microsoft to allow users more control and give them more info about updates for their systems and then share my concerns about whether I can move back to Windows 10 Mobile from Android after six months on the platform. There are also other tidbits scattered throughout so until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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