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Friday - October 22nd, 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 225 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 225 of Observed.Tech. Of course this show has some more Windows 10 goodness as the Creators Update has now been officially released along with a bevy of information from Microsoft on the upgrade. I have info about the overall update and some specifics about Microsoft Edge’s continued maturation. However, we start the show off talking about some recent release of several exploits that were released by a hacking group. The good news upfront is that after reports that Windows was very vulnerable, it turns out most currently supported systems are patched already against these issues or are not susceptible to them. We then talk about some new features that have recently come to Windows 10 over on Xbox One and also the discovery of a modern version of a very handy system tool for Windows. We also have a huge amount of news about the future of Windows 10 Mobile and what devices will be officially supported for the Creators Update on mobile, which will be released on the 25th of April, and the Windows Insider Program. That list of supported hardware only has 13 devices listed and that is causing a lot of consternation for Windows 10 Mobile users. I also have tidbits about Steve Ballmer and his reflective perception of Microsoft’s mobile moves, commercials triggering your digital assistants, ad blockers and the way some companies are approaching them, and Apple’s drop on the Best & Worsts Laptop Brands of 2017. Enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 204 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 204 of Observed.Tech! I get things started reminiscing about my retirement from the Navy five years ago today and some thoughts on entertainment and language in a recent movie and an upcoming TV series. Then I convert into full Windows 10 Mode as I discuss the first week with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and how that is going including the reported issues of freezes, crashes, etc. that are happening to some users. Of course that is followed by plenty of content about the update and the need to get ready for new development builds to begin rolling out for Redstone 2. Believe it or not there is an organization in this world still depending upon Windows XP on 27,000 devices and we also have some rumors about new Surface hardware that might or might not be coming out next year. It is even rumored that OneDrive Placeholders might find their way into Redstone 2 as well. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Satya Nadella talking about Microsoft at this stage in the companies existence, a free portal to get the key needed to unlock your files that are being held for ransom and the origin of Microsoft’s popular NinjaCat. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 155 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 155. In this show I share more concerning my recent news about joining the new SuperSite for Windows as a regular contributor and what that all means for WindowsObserver.com and the Observed Tech PODCAST (BLUF: nothing is changing). Then I jump into all the news we had over the past week including details about the ramped up roll out of Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update, saving Outlook.com attachments to your OneDrive, Surface and PayPal going retail Point Of Sale, firmware updates for all the Surface Pro devices including what appears to be a fix for the WiFi issues on Surface Pro 3, and more about backing up your PC to Microsoft Azure. I help with some clarity about the confusing discussion around Windows 7 SP1 main stream support ending earlier this week and discuss Xbox One winning the monthly US sales challenge and what might be a permanent price drop for the console. Of course, lots of discussions around Windows 10 since we have the big consumer event coming up this week so we dig through a few of those stories as well. As always there are plenty of other tidbits from the tech news scene to share and chat about spread throughout the show. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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