In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss some news in the week leading up to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft/Nokia rumors for Mobile World Congress, a Visual Studio 11 Beta sneak peek, Office for iPad rumors and thoughts, more Office 15 goodies, and new battles in Microsoft vs. Google.

Running time: 1:29:47

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Picks

Tip of the week: Learn how to program on Udacity.com

Two courses are now available on Udacity: Introduction to programming (building a search engine) and programming a robotic car. Many more are on the way. This looks like a fascinating approach to education for the modern world.

Software pick of the week: Skype 5.8 for Windows

Skype 5.8 for Windows adds full HD calling, deeper Facebook integration

Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics CRM R9

The second of MSFT's big CRM releases is due this fall, and some features ideas already are percolating

Codename pick of the week: KittyHawk

LightSwitch RAD tool

Audible pick of the week: Dracula by Bram Stoker

An all-star recording of Dracula narrated by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams