In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Iyaz Akhtar, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the pending Surface 2 launch event, what's up with Nokia's tablet plans, Stephen Elop gets a big payday, Windows 8.1 pricing and packaging, Microsoft's prickly patch problems, a FAM 2013, and Bing's rebranding.

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Software pick of the week: Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7

Microsoft delivers a near-final version of IE 11 for Windows 7 users. If you're looking for a significant performance boost, you should check this one out.

Software pick of the week: Where's My Water 2 and Angry Birds Star Wars 2 for Windows Phone 8

Where's My Water? 2 for Windows Phone 8 (free)

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 for Windows Phone 8 (99 cents)

Enterprise pick of the week: RIP MMS

There will be no more Microsoft Management Summits. Is this another piece of evidence that MS is waging a war on IT pros? http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2013/09/16/the-microsoft-management-summit-saying-goodbye-to-a-good-friend/

Rumor of the week: A bit on Surface 2 pricing

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Beer pick of the week: Heady Topper (the Alchemist)

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/27039/16814

Audible pick of the week: The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales

The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales by Stephen King, read by narrated by John Cullum, Becky Ann Baker. Includes The Man in the Black Suit, All That You Love Will Be Carried Away, That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French, and The Death of Jack Hamilton.