This week on Windows Weekly: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Surface Pro pricing and specs, Surface RT sales, 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold and what that really means, Microsoft's plan to update Windows over time like a web service, Windows Phone 7.8 news, Windows Phone 8 sales, and Microsoft's new anti-Google "Scroogled" campaign.
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Software pick of the week: MetroTwit
This was a previous pick but I'm back to using it regularly and wonder how I got along without it. MetroTwit is the best Twitter client, period.
Enterprise pick of the week: WAAD
There were a couple new tidbits about Windows Azure Active Directory from the team this week
Codename pick of the week: Apollo Plus
The successor to Apollo? If so, might Microsoft bring VPN to WP8.x devices after all?
Like many, I was hoping to see a new Lumia flagship before the end of 2014, and while I was pleasantly surprised in some ways by both the Lumia 735 and 830, neither offers the level of performance or best-in-market camera quality I had come to expected from Microsoft/Nokia's high-end devices. So I pulled the trigger on an unlocked Windows Phone flagship that will hopefully take me through at least the first half of this year. Or until Microsoft gets off its low-end fixation and satisfies the needs of its biggest fans....More
It's been a while since the last What I Use, but there haven't been many major changes since late last year: Surface Pro 3 has become my go-to travel companion, I've added a third cellphone line for testing Windows Phone, Android and iPhone side-by-side, and have rotated through some new tablets and other devices. We've also switched from FIOS to Comcast and added to our set-top box collection....More