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Thursday - September 24th, 2020

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 261 #OTP

Welcome to episode 261 of Observed Tech. This week I am still dealing with some tickles in my throat so apologies for coughing in your ears during this show!
However, despite that we talk about a bug I am experiencing on at least two of my bare metal test devices running Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17133. There is a work around so that can help you out if you are seeing the same issue on your systems. We catchup on the status of Redstone 4 and 5 as development winds down for RS4 and it ramps up for RS5. Build 17133 is now in Release Preview so that means we are really close to general availability for this next feature update.
I share some articles that have surfaced this week about the big reorganization at Microsoft – there are some really good takes and some I do not agree with at all. I will leave you to form an opinion on these stories yourself but suffice it to say that officially we will see a lot at Build 2018 next month about these changes. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show including updated security features for consumer subscribers to Office 365, the CLOUD Act’s impact/perception, AI training courses from Microsoft, and social media company Facebook facing their own Trustworthy Computing moment 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 239 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 239 of Observed Tech. This week there is a bunch of Windows 10 news around the Creators Update, the upcoming Fall Creators Update, and even the feature update that is expected in the Spring of 2018. I finally got to install and try out Windows 10 S this past week to begin trying out the “app only life”. I started by doing a clean install on a Lenovo Miix-720 and getting it all setup including hardware drivers and apps including Office 365 from the Windows Store. The big challenge is installing drivers that are embedded within executable files but there is a work around and I share the details. Of course, spread throughout the show are plenty of other tidbits across a wide range of tech subjects so be sure to 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 211 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 211 of Observed.Tech! You can call this one the Product Launch Episode because it covers Microsoft’s and Apple’s individual product launches this past week which happened within 24 hours of each other. Microsoft held their event in New York City on Wednesday and then on Thursday in Cupertino Apple held theirs and the difference between the two events was palpable across social media. The response to Surface Studio was quite spectacular because of its innovations and capabilities while the response to Touch Bar on the updated MacBook Pros was really approached with a lot of snark on social media. A lot of that negative reaction came from folks who are normally diehard Apple fans as well which caught everyone off guard. However, when you compare the two events you should be able to see that Surface Studio pushed out the boundaries of creativity on many levels while the MacBook Pros got refreshed hardware, shaved off some size and weight, and then added a strip above the keyboard called the Touch Bar. Don’t get me wrong – the concept of the Touch Bar and how it highlights functionality in apps and software is great – I would not mind having that on my Windows devices as well but when is Apple finally going to join the future and give their users touch screens. Imagine if they had launched new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar and touch screens. Then the perception of the week might have been very different. Alas, we will never know that so we just move forward and watch the critical acclaim being received by Microsoft for Surface Studio while Apple gets memes created about their Touch Bar. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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