Tag: Office 365 Personal

Thursday - July 29th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 280 #OTP

It is official! The Windows 10 Redstone 5 feature update, the sixth feature update for the operating system, will be called the October 2018 Update. This is right in track with the new naming scheme they began tis past Spring with the April 2018 Update for Redstone 4. We had a good week with build releases for Redstone 5 Fast Ring, The Windows 10 RS5 SDK and Windows Server 2018 Insider Preview however, no Skip Ahead releases for Windows 10 19H1 – the seventh feature update that is expected in the March/April 2019 timeframe. We have hardware news from IFA 2018 in Europe along with several app updates, the confirmation of Xbox All Access and a big change to home based Office 365 subscriptions. Of course, there are all kinds of tidbits sprinkled throughout the show so be sure you listen all the way until the end. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 186 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 186 of Observed Tech. In this show I talk about Windows Phone upgrade advisor apps, a sneak peek at what might be a new Microsoft Authenticator app that is going through internal testing at Microsoft and the fact that BUILD 2016 sold out in just one minute. After the long three day weekend here in the US we are also seeing the Xbox One Preview program release its first update for the console alongside of further updates to the Xbox Beta app. These updates bring back some very popular features that were temporarily loss when the console got its Windows 10 upgrade last fall. After some testing I learned that it was actually possible to have functioning and synching favorites on Microsoft Edge so I share some of the insight from that experience that will hopefully help many of you get that working as well. I then spend some time talking about the improvements in the update process when it comes to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 and how Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 has cut down on the volume of updates needed to get an OS up to speed. I also mention the free EA Access for a week for your Xbox One and the one year of Office 365 Personal that is available for Lumia 950 and 950 XL owners through the Lumia Offers app. 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 137 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 137. Has it really been nearly a month since my last show? As I was recording the podcast and mentioning missing a couple of shows I thought it had been about three weeks but Episode 136 was back on 25 July. No wonder it felt so good to be back in front of the mike talking to you about tech stuff! The unintended hiatus, which I explained on the show, also resulted in me taking a different approach to my list of items to talk about. You will find the volume of items is greatly reduced and I spent much more time on each area/story. I even strayed off while watching Twitter and discussed some breaking news stuff as well. Let me know what you think of the re-focusing of the shows format. Amongst the things discussed on the show Stopping Facebook’s automatic video playing, Microsoft as the challenger, Layoffs at Microsoft, 4th Quarter FY14 Microsoft Earnings report, Nokia acquisitions help and hurt on the big picture at Microsoft, Microsoft outselling Apple last quarter in the phone market, Lumia 530 announcement and Lumia 930 reviews, No Jen Taylor voiced Cortana outside of the US, Tracking the Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Xbox One/360 console sales, Surface Mini was shelved, What One Windows really means, Streamlining Xbox Music & Video and confirmation they are here to stay from Joe Belfiore, Cloud Booms at Microsoft, Office 365 subscriptions at 5.6 million now, OneDrive storage bumps for Office 365 subscribers and free users, Updated iOS and Windows Phone apps for OneDrive, Windows 8.1 update for OneDrive, Microsoft announces one big annual tradeshow, Microsoft bolsters consumer channels by grabbing Best Buy executive, Amazon Fire disappoints most reviewers, Microsoft brings Skype to Amazon Fire phone, Amazon Prime Music expands collection, YouTube head of music quits, Microsoft being sued by Nevada tech firm concerning patent licensing, Bing cast search tip, Free vs Paid vs Subscriptions when it comes to 3rd party apps, Tweetium arrives on Windows Phone, Official Microsoft Twitter account list and @HiddenCash on Twitter. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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