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Wednesday - March 3rd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 303 #OTP

It was another busy week for Windows Insiders as we had a total of five builds for Windows 10 (19H1 and 20H1) see their way to Windows Insiders test machines. The end is closing in quickly for the upcoming April 2019 Update and we will discuss all of those build related activities. I share a little about my quick trip to Cape Canaveral to see SpaceX’s launch Crew Dragon, the first crew rated vehicle since Shuttle in 2011, plus I update you on the suspended Twitter account for counting down to Windows 7 end of life cycle support, the remaining days for Microsoft Band and associated services and finally last month’s AdDuplex numbers for Windows 10. Of course, we also have HoloLens 2 news from MWC and all kinds of other items throughout the show.

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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 188 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 188 of Observed Tech. In this show I start off talking about more Universal Windows Platform apps, Windows 10 Mobile and its status, continued progress on Windows 10 Redstone builds and the recent Microsoft Band 2 update. I then jump into tablet sales numbers for 2015, what the former Microsoft CEO has to say about the companies direction, the basics of Mainstream vs Extended support from Microsoft and the lack of Surface Pro 3 devices on store shelves. I then wrap up talking about the senior wearables market, a reboot of Circuit City, Amazon’s shipping costs and eBay’s failure to completely fix a vulnerability on their website that can target customers. Of course there are plenty of other items sprinkled throughout the show so please enjoy everything 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 182 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 182 of Observed Tech. In this show I talk about Surface, the NFL, inaccurate headlines and a great interview that the folks at GeekWire did last week with Panos Panay about all things hardware related at Microsoft. I also discuss how close we are to seeing Windows 10 Mobile released to the public including older Lumia handsets that can run the operating system. We should also be seeing this update arrive soon for non Lumia devices around the same time. Last week was a big week for Windows 10 Mobile as it appears the latest version of the new Mobile OS made it onto commercial handsets with little delay from ATT. Hopefully, that is the first step in a new trend of OS updates not being delayed by the carrier that we are so used to experiencing. I also share my latest experience with Continuum Mode on the Lumia 950 and what it was like to use nothing but that for four straight hours. Next up was momentum that is starting to build in the direction of Windows 10 as some big name companies are bringing their services to Windows 10 devices using the Universal Windows Platform. Other items that are sprinkled throughout the show include Cortana going full cross platform, IE updates, Microsoft Band v2 update that brings new features and Microsoft’s apologies about OneDrive free storage and their latest hardware devices. Finally I talk a little about NASA, space and HoloLens finally arriving on the International Space Station. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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