In the final live episode of Windows Weekly this year, Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss the top ten Microsoft stories of 2012, with Mary Jo and I each providing our own list. We also touch on Windows Phone updates, Windows devices, and, of course, Christmas beer.
While I think that most Live Mesh users would be better served by migrating to SkyDrive, many are missing the P2P sync feature from Live Mesh. Cubby, from LogMeIn, has this and all the other cloud/PC sync features you want. The catch? It won't be free when it's out of beta. Alternative: SyncToy from Microsoft.
Enterprise pick of the week: MSDN/TechNet blog app for Windows 8
Want to keep up with the latest top MSDN/TechNet blogs without having to scroll through endless RSS feeds? Try the new app that lists about 20 picks from each site. Hat tip Richard Hay
Codename pick of the week: Wave D
The fourth release of Windows Intune, which MS quietly delivered on Monday, is known as Wave D.
Beer Pick of the Week: Criminally Bad Elf
Criminally Bad Elf is just one of the of the many Christmas-inspired beers from Ridgeway Brewing in the UK.
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