In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly, Iyaz Akhtar, Mary Jo and I discuss Microsoft's patent win over Motorola, Apple's patent win over HTC, Microsoft and Nokia's discussions about buying RIM, Microsoft's decision to pull out of CES after the 2012 show, Microsoft Hadoop, Windows 8 picture passwords, new SkyDrive functionality, and AT&T's decision to bail on the T-Mobile merger.

Running time: 1:33:53

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Picks

Tip of the week: Use the Xbox 360 as a TV replacement

With a second round of TV and entertainment services hitting the Xbox 360 this week, Microsoft's console is finally realizing its digital media ambitions.

Software pick of the week: Netatalk for Windows Home Server

Netatalk lets you use Windows Home Server with Mac OS X "Lion" Time Machine backups. Thanks to Hal Sandick for the tip.

Plus: Lync 2010 for iPhone and iPad!

Enterprise pick of the week: OIM for Aurora. O365 integration module for Small Biz Essentials 2011

Codename pick of the week: Isotope. Hadoop, Hadoop, Hadoop!