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?
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
This has been a great year for Windows Phone users in so many ways. Not only did we just get a major, major OS update in Windows Phone 8.1, but Microsoft and a variety of third parties have been busy launching an unprecedented number of new and improved apps on the platform as well. With all that in mind—and with the understanding that this is just a slice in time—here's a peek at what I'm using on my own Windows Phone handset....More