In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Mary Jo, Leo and I discuss Redmond's snowpocalypse, the ReFS file system for Windows Server 8, the Consumer Preview, some interesting Windows 8 hardware requirements, possible Windows Phone licensing fees, Dave Cutler's move to the Xbox team, ex-Microsoftie Bill Veghte's oversight of webOS, Xbox LIVE Music, and a Microsoft earnings preview.
Running time: 1:40:42
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PicksTip of the week: Learn
I've tipped off listeners to iTunes U in the past, but with this week's Apple announcement, it bears repeating: If you're not continually learning, you're not living well. iTunes U is a great solution for taking online classes for free ... And learning more about virtually anything.
Software pick of the week: OnLive Desktop for iPad
Announced at CES, OnLive Desktop for iPad is a free remote desktop solution that provides a surprisingly potent way to use Windows on your iPad. It includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint!
Enterprise pick of the week: System Center 2012
Down to 2 SKUs (Standard and Datacenter). Integrated installer with the new RC, but it's still actually 8 servers
Launch looking more and more like MMS in April.
Codename pick of the week: Pontecchio
M2M connection manager from the Embedded Systems folks... NRF was an embedded showcase this week!