Tag: TechEd North America

Tuesday - October 19th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 131 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 131. In today’s show we talk about the news coming out of Microsoft’s annual TechEd event in Houston, some Xbox related news that is good or bad depending how you look at it and of course we cover a lot of other subjects as well. As the show Start’s Up the discussion begins with Tracour, a service developed by Brad Sams, which received an initial seed round of funding totaling $335K. You might recognize his name as a Managing Editor at NeoWin. Other items in Start Up include the fact that Microsoft reiterates no updates for Windows XP, PC Shipments are actually up, maybe anti-virus is not dead, harassing customers for negative reviews will get you booted from the Amazon Marketplace, a Sailor hacks their shipboard Navy network, Amazon selling fake and knockoff products, YouTube dumps user subscription RSS feeds and Google Glass launches in Beta for anyone in the US with $1,500. As always there are many areas we keep an eye on each week and they cover items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Internet Explorer, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media. Bringing the show to a close in the Shut Down segment I discuss Trust in Ads, Google having your email even if you do not use Gmail, Windows 365 subscription based Windows, One Pass concept for Microsoft services/software, replacing a tablet with a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple will offer multi-tasking in iOS8 and pieces of the retired US Shuttle program will boost the next stage of the manned launch program in the US. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 122

Welcome to Episode 122 and Daylight Savings Time here in the US. As the end of support approaches for Windows XP next month the discussion continues about that deadline and tools that are being made available to assist in the transition from XP to a more modern OS. That includes a new free data transfer tool to get your info off an XP machine and to a newer version of Windows and where you will see reminders about the impending end of support. We start up talking about a possible Google Glass ban on military bases, Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores after spending millions on a Super Bowl commercial, a public beta of Bing Saves, falling PC shipments, the TV series Cosmos returning to broadcast television and the fact that over 400,000 apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded even once. We also shared news of a giveaway we are holding tomorrow, Monday 10 March, in conjunction with a popular Windows and Windows Phone developer for one of their apps. This app will be free for about 24 hours so make sure you keep an eye on us here at WindowsObserver.com and on Twitter for more details. By the way, the name of the app is mentioned in the podcast as well so be sure to listen in to find out what app you can grab at no cost. Of course our list of discussion items is long as usual so some other items we are keeping an eye on include the final week of our Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway, Satya Nadella putting his touch on Microsoft leadership, Women at Microsoft that are inspiring changes in technology, Windows Azure vs Amazon Web Services, Bing for Schools, Steve Ballmer’s advice for startups, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Spring Update), More tools to assist you in moving to Windows 8.1 in your organization, Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM and expected release date, Tools to help with the move from Windows XP, Windows XP usage goes up instead of down, Reminders that Windows XP support is ending, Cortana for Windows Phone, Dual booting Android and Windows Phone, 8 year old builds WP App with Windows Phone App Studio, Experiential reviews of Surface and Windows Phone, Surface Power History Battery Reports with PowerShell, Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, Time for Windows tablets to break out, Microsoft Office gets more social
IE11 growth worldwide, IE11 Reading Mode, Netflix tech support scam, Identifying scams, Xbox One update roll out, Xbox One purchase deals with Titanfall and Forza Motorsports 5 games for free, Sony sells over 6 million PS4 consoles, Xbox Live games on Android and iOS, OneDrive for Business, Updated Facebook apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone, Skype on Outlook.com, Roku streaming stick, Chromebooks, Apple Lightning cables failing due to corrosion, Comcast continues Internet Essentials program, Yahoo grabs Vizify and shuts it down, Free Getty Photos for your site, Apps as services, Lenovo Miix 8 review, Top support solutions for Microsoft products, Wrong Numbers, TechEd North American Content Catalog and Tip of the Day from Microsoft. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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