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Friday - October 22nd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 193 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 193 of Observed Tech. I have just returned this past weekend from Microsoft’s Build 2016 Developer’s Conference in San Francisco and so this show is all about Build, the announcements and other news that came out of the three day event. I talk about the new stuff we will see this summer when the next major update for Windows 10 arrives, now called the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, including changes with the Start Menu, Live Tiles, Notifications and Inking just to name the main ones. Of course, there were plenty of updates for developers across Azure, Cognitive Services, Conversation as a Platform, Bots and of course the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. HoloLens was a big part of Build 2016 with attendees getting the closest look at the augmented reality device since it was announced in January of 2015. I had the chance to spend a lot of time with HoloLens through the HoloLens Academy and Destination Mars so I share about that experience with you on the show as well. So enjoy and expect even more coverage as we move towards the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 85

Welcome to Episode 85 and a slightly tweaked show format. The primary change I have made is to not include as many news items to mention and discuss. This should allow the show to be less of a rapid fire session and allow for more discussion on individual items and still stay within my goal of having the show around 45 minutes in length. I would love to hear your feedback on the change if you have a chance. In this show we discuss an iconic founders photo recreation, 40 years since the first cell phone call and making sure you observe World Back Up day for your data. Then we jump into Facebook Home; Outlook.com getting the modern calendar update finally for the web experience; the reselling of MP3’s getting shot down; whether people really hate Windows 8 the most of any Windows OS; where to get a PC with Windows 7 on it; the inevitable Messenger/Skype merger approaching; Microsoft’s warns about Xbox points scam; Windows 8 Blue update and what it means to the future of Windows and Microsoft; Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update causing some connectivity issues; Microsoft Build 2013 in San Francisco sells out in three hours; getting your Google Calendar events in Windows 8; premium subscriptions for Microsoft Windows 8 games introduced to remove ads; Twitter gets it wrong at times; Outlook.com Insider program announced; Roku updating interface for many of their devices at no cost; Digg really wants to hear about how you use RSS feeds and Google Reader and I wrap up with the experience and simplicity of resetting the Windows 8 OS on a Microsoft Surface RT. Enjoy the show and as always thanks for listening!

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