In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the coming May 20 Surface mini launch and rumors of a second Surface device, Intel gets its higher-end chips into Chromebooks, Joe B's Reddit AMA revelations, Microsoft patches IE for XP, a possible Xbox spinoff, OneDrive improvements, and a TechEd 2014 preview.

Running time: 1:42:42

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Tip of the week: Sign up for the Office Mix Preview

Office Mix transforms PowerPoint 2013 from a presentation tool into an interactive lesson tool.

Software pick of the week: Start Perfect for Windows Phone 8.1

Start Perfect ($.99) is an all-in-one Windows Phone 8.1 Start screen utility.
Thanks to Steve Pelton for the tip! 

Enterprise pick of the week: MDOP 2014

The latest version of MS' MDOP virtualization/management bundle is available to those with Software Assurance 

Codename pick of the week: Helios

At TechEd next week, we'll hear about the future of .Net on the server: Scott Hanselman will be talking about "Project Helios" -- a new way of writing ASP.NET applications uses OWIN and plugs into IIS. 

Beer pick of the week: Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

A "gateway" sour from Switzerland. Aged in whiskey, merlot and grappa barrels (!): http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2958/30955/

Audible pick of the week: Great author/narrator pairings

Daemon and Freedom(tm) - both written by Daniel Suarez and narrated by Jeff Gurner

11/22/63 and Full Dark, No Stars (in particular the story "1922") - both written by Stephen King and narrated by Craig Wasson