In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss Microsoft's E3 announcements, how they compare to the Nintendo and Sony announcements, Microsoft's Computex announcements and the coming wave ofand RT devices, Microsoft by the numbers, Windows Azure spring update, a crazy month of trade shows and industry events, Google's Quickoffice buy, and Chrome coming to Metro.
Running time: 1:50:37
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Software pick of the week: Zune Music Pass
Zune Music Pass will most likely be rebranded to Xbox Music Pass--god forbid they tell anyone this--but we do know this: It will continue working with the switchover to Xbox, will have over 30 million tracks (vs. 20m today) and work across Windows PCs, Windows RT tablets, Windows 8 devices, Windows Phones, the Xbox, and the web. And it costs just $9.99 a month or $99 a year (12 months for the price of 10).
Enterprise pick of the week: (actually, small biz pick of the week)
Staples introduces Worry Free Guarantee for Win 8 aimed to help small biz users (and to piggyback on Win Upgrade Offer for those buying new Win 7 PCs from now through November)
Codename pick of the week: Apollo
Win Phone Summit on June 20 is coming. And Apollo is almost positively on the agenda.
Audible pick of the week: Ray Bradbury
Some classics from a master of sci-fi and more: Fahrenheit 451 - The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization (or The Martian Chronicles, read by the author!) - Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder - Dandelion Wine - The Illustrated Man - and much, much more.