Windows Weekly Podcast
with Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte
2007 Archive


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Here are all the 2007 episodes of the Windows Weekly podcast.


Windows Weekly 45: Windows Server 2008 - Leo and Paul discuss Windows Server 2008 with guest Ward Ralston, the group technical product manager for Windows Server...

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 45

2007-12-31
Windows Weekly 44: 100 Million W00ts! - Leo and Paul discuss the word of the year, Vista SP1 RC public release, Vista's first year, the death of Plays4Sure, and Opera suing Microsoft...

Audible book of the week: Blaze by Stephen King and Richard Bachman
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Paul's software of the week: ImgBurn
Tip of the week: Shift+Right-click

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 44

2007-12-16
Windows Weekly 43: The Release Candidate - Leo and Paul discuss Vista SP1 RC1, XP and Vista performance, Windows Server 2008 RC1, WGA changes, XP/Vista piracy, Amazon's Kindle, and a few Xbox 360 games...

Audible book of the week: The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum
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Paul's software of the week: WinPatrol
Tip of the week: Disabling startup applications in Vista

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 43

2007-12-08
Windows Weekly 42: Dave Fortin on Windows Live - Leo and Paul talk to Microsoft's David Fortin about Windows Live...

Audible book of the week: STAR WARS by NPR
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Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 42

2007-12-04


Windows Weekly 41: Rekindled - Leo and Paul discuss Zune 2, Amazon Kindle, OLPC vs. Asus EeePC, Firefox 3 Beta 1, the year of gaming, and the HP MediaSmart Server...

Audible book of the week: The Google Story by David A. Vise
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Paul's software of the week: IE7Pro
Tip of the week: Vista's Task Manager

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 41

2007-11-26
Windows Weekly 40: Welcome to the Squircle - Leo and Paul discuss the new Zune 2...

Audible book of the week: The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
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Paul's software of the week: Windows Live suite

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 40

2007-11-17
Windows Weekly 39: Ed Bott - Leo and Paul talk with Windows guru Ed Bott about his extensive rebuttal of Peter Guttman's Vista DRM critique from earlier this year...

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 39

2007-10-28
Windows Weekly 38: Nuthin' But Apple - Leo and Paul discuss a bunch of Apple-related topics, including Mac OS X Leopard, iPhone SDK news, the iTunes Plus price drop, Napster's reinvention, and Universal's plans for a free music service...

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 38

2007-10-21
Windows Weekly 37: I'll Take The Orange Box - Leo and Paul discuss the WHS Code2Fame Contest winners, Windows Home Server OEM software, a Vista SP1 update, the final XP service pack, a Vista anniversary, Vista x64 one year later, the new Zunes, Paul's Halo3 review, and the Digital Media Core series...

Audible book of the week: I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert
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Paul's software of the week: The Orange Box for Windows PCs and Xbox 360
Leo's software of the week: XYplorer

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 37

2007-10-14
Windows Weekly 36: The News From Redmond - Leo and Paul discuss Halo 3, the EU Decision and the DOJ Response, Apple and Google next on the antitrust hot seat, Stephen Fry on smartphones, a free Lotus Symphony, the Office 2007 Ultimate Steal, green computing and digital media core, and the video format of the future...

Audible book of the week: Getting Things Done by David Allen
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Paul's software of the week: HandBrake

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 36

2007-09-23
Windows Weekly 35: Secret Update - Leo and Paul discuss the secret update to Windows Update, Sun going Windows, Palm killing the Foleo, US states that wish to keep the Microsoft antitrust case alive, Windows Live Suite beta, a Firefox 3 Places mockup, true quad core CPUs from AMD and Intel, Vista Media Center Extenders, new iPods, and Paul's BioShock review...

Audible book of the week: World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies by Ken Auletta
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Paul's software of the week: MusicBridge

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 35

2007-09-16
Windows Weekly 34: Service Pack Shock - Leo and Paul discuss Vista SP1, XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 RTM, the WGA failure, Walmart DRM-free MP3s and MusicGiants Lossless WMAs, next week's Apple announcement, Yahoo Mail with SMS, and Acer buying Gateway...

Audible book of the week: America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Paul's software of the week: AVG Free Antivirus
Leo's software of the week: Bioshock for Windows or XBox 360

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 34

2007-09-01
Windows Weekly 33: Vive Le Vista - We're back! Leo and Paul discuss the Skpye outage, AT&T's international data charges, Google and StarOffice, Hotmail changes, SCO vs. Novell, and new Xbox 360 pricing...

Audible book of the week: Dune by Frank Herbert
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Paul's software of the week: CustomizeGoogle
Leo's software of the week: Wakoopa

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 33

2007-08-25
Windows Weekly 32: Neener Neener Neener - Leo and Paul discuss Microsoft's quarterly profit, Microsoft's DRM being cracked, PC sales, Thunderbird, and Enso Launcher, and try to answer listeners' questions...

Audible book of the week: The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman
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Paul's software of the week: Enso Launcher

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 32

2007-07-28
Windows Weekly 31: Computing In The Clouds - Leo and Paul discuss untrue Vista SP1 rumors, computing in the clouds, Windows Home Server, Windows Live OneCare 2 beta, Xbox 360 warranty extension, a potential class action lawsuit over game disc scratching, Robbie Bach's stock sale, and Peter Moore's move to EA...

Audible book of the week: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Paul's software of the week: PicMe Photo Sharing
Leo's software of the week: Launchy

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 31

2007-07-20
Windows Weekly 30: Shock and Ennui - Leo and Paul discuss problems with Vista Ultimate Extras, Google vs. Microsoft (yes, again), Masachusetts and Open XML, the iPhone, and the ongoing drama with Xbox 360 hardware failures...

Audible book of the week: Blood and Smoke by Stephen King
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Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 30

2007-07-08
Windows Weekly 29: Dell Rising - Leo and Paul discuss Google vs. Microsoft, Vista security, Xbox failures, and the Dell rebound...

Audible book of the week: Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
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Paul's software of the week: FxVisor

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 29

2007-07-01
Windows Weekly 28: The Windows Advocate - Leo and Paul discuss Paul's suddenly resolved iTunes issues, iPhone and Windows, Safari for Windows, Microsoft caving to Google complaints, Google privacy issues, Outlook Connector, and the Zune...

Audible book of the week: Next by Michael Chrichton
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Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 28

2007-06-24
Windows Weekly 27: Touch The Surface - Leo and Paul discuss Microsoft Surface, Jobs and Gates making nice at "D," why iTunes on Vista is deleting Paul's tracks, one million Zunes sold ... or not, Windows Live Games, Windows Live Wave Two, and Google Gears...

2007-06-10
Windows Weekly 26: What the HEC? - Leo and Paul discuss the non-announcements at WinHEC, a PDC cancellation, Microsoft's biggest-ever acquisition, a Microsoft assault on Open Source, moving iTunes to Vista, Apple's wooing of Windows developers, XP SP3, and Halo 2 & 3...

2007-05-26
Windows Weekly 25: Windows Vista, Hot or Not? - In this second live episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo and Paul discuss Intel's Santa Rosa, Vista sales and compatibility, Windows Live Hotmail, iPod corruption in Vista, and the Spring 2007 Xbox 360 Update...

2007-05-15
Windows Weekly 24: And Hilarity Ensued - Leo and Paul discuss bad grammar, using the Xbox HD-DVD player with a PC, Windows Anytime Upgrade, Microsoft's profits, the future of Silverlight, and IE8...

2007-05-06
Windows Weekly 23: The Ghost In The Machine - Leo and Paul discuss last week's ghost, Longhorn Server Beta 3, the Zune, Microsoft earnings, Google's brand success, upgrade pricing for Vista users, the EU, and the Xbox 360 HD DVD player...

2007-04-30
Windows Weekly 22: Silverlight - Leo and Paul discuss Google and Doubleclick, Microsoft vs. Adobe, why Microsoft is not dead, Windows Live shrinkage, a cool Outlook 2007 patch, Ubuntu 7.04, and some new Halo 2 levels...

2007-04-22
Windows Weekly 21: Vistadekaphobia - Leo and Paul discuss Vista's first critical vulnerability, an Xbox360 software update, and the end of XP...

2007-04-13
Windows Weekly 20: Live - In this special "live" edition of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo and Paul take questions from listeners. We'll probably do this once a month going forward...

2007-04-08
Windows Weekly 19: Bestseller - Leo and Paul talk about the never-ending EU antitrust case, Sony's eBook Reader, Vista questionable bestseller status, and more...

2007-04-04
Windows Weekly 18: Windows NoCare - Leo and Paul discuss problems with Windows Live OneCare, Vista anti-virus, desktop Linux, tech guys not moving to Vista, iTunes compatibility with Vista, and the Playstation 3...

2007-03-24
Windows Weekly 17: David Caulton of the Zune Team - Leo and Paul speak with David Caulton, a Zune team member since 2005, who welcomes them to The Social...

2007-03-10
Windows Weekly 16: The Red Ring of Death - Leo and Paul discuss Vista, five years and out, a new activation crack, and the problem with online calendars...

2007-03-03
Windows Weekly 15: Office UI Team - Paul and Leo talk to Jensen Harris and Jacob Jaffe of the Office team at Microsoft about Office 2007 and its radically new user interface...

2007-02-25
Windows Weekly 14: On To Vienna - Leo and Paul discuss Windows Vienna, Vista sales figures, Windows Home Server and Dreamscene betas, Paul's clean install using the Vista Upgrade media, and Windows Mobile 6...

2007-02-19
Windows Weekly 12: V-Day - Paul, Leo, and Brian Livingston met up in Manhattan on the day of the Vista launch. We talk about the launch event, the lines at stores to buy Vista, what you get in the retail package, the Microsoft goodie bag, and, of course, Paul and Brian's new book, Windows Vista Secrets...

2007-02-11
Windows Weekly 11: Countdown to Vista - Paul and Leo talk about Paul's new book, WGA stats, Vista upgrade pricing news, downloading Vista and Office 2007, Microsoft's response to Peter Guttman, the Zune, and NSA's work on Vista...

2007-01-26
Windows Weekly 10: Dueling Keynotes - A look at Bill Gates CES keynote as compared to Steve Jobs's presentation at MacWorld...

2007-01-17
Windows Weekly 9: Let the Battle Begin - Paul and Leo talk about the Vista launch, CES, Vista copy protection, Windows Mobile 5, Leo's anti-Zune rant, and Xbox 360...

2007-01-07

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