In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, and his priorities, Bill Gates' new role, Scott Guthrie's new job, a.1 Update 1 leak, Google and EU antitrust, Google sells off Motorola, Microsoft's latest FISA disclosure, and the next two Xbox One System Updates.
Running time: 2:04:33
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Tip of the week: Recover that bricked Lumia
Thanks to Bart W on Twitter: Nokia provides a tool that can be used to "recover your phone if you have software or software update problems. If your phone is not responding, it appears to be stuck or is not starting you can try to recover it at home before initiating a repair." Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
Software pick of the week: More Bing apps for!
Last week, I talked about the Bing apps for Windows 8.1. This week, Microsoft has begun porting more of them to Phone.
Bing Travel Beta and Bing Food & Drink Beta join the previously available (and excellent) Bing Finance, Bing News, Bing Sports and Bing Weather. Where's my Health & Fitness app? (But there is a Healthvault app at least.)
Enterprise pick of the week: MS invests $15 million in Foursquare
The deal is really all about big data: http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/04/foursquare-cuts-15m-deal-with-microsoft-to-power-location-and-context-for-windows-and-mobile/
Codename pick of the week: XDocs
The old codename of Microsoft's InfoPath -- its electronic forms product. RIP InfoPath! http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-discontinues-its-infopath-electronic-forms-product-7000025844/
Beer pick of the week: Georgetown Brewing Rogers Pilsner
We must have a Seattle beer pic to honor the Seahawks. If you like Pilsners, this is a good one: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/4378/22799/
Bonus story: Former Softie Brian Valentine's tailgating bus (with a dedicated tap of Rogers): http://www.geekwire.com/2014/bussell-wilson/
Audible pick of the week: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, narrated by David LeDoux - A dazzlingly original, award-winning collection of visions and nightmares from the New York Times best-selling author of Heart-Shaped Box.