In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Mary Jo Foley, Iyaz Akhtar and I discussed the Office 15 Technical Preview, continued excitement and angst over the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, why Microsoft has no plan B in case Windows 8 fails, the ongoing saga of Windows Phone upgrades, Google is (maybe) copying Bing, and Office 365 price cuts.

Running time: 1:29:18

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Tip of the week: Use Instant Actions to Add an Archive Button to Hotmail

Missing Gmail's Archive button. No worries: You can add this feature to Hotmail too! Plus other Hotmail tips for better efficiency.

Software pick of the week: CloudOn for iPad

Another more legally tenable way to get Microsoft Office on the iPad!

Enterprise pick of the week: Dr. Z's power user tips for Win 8

Finally! Some hints on navigating win 8 from MS: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zxue/archive/2012/03/07/windows-8-consumer-preview-power-user-howto-series.aspx

Codename pick of the week: Agave

Web extensions for O15

Audible pick of the week: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

A great book comprised of long stories, and the best of what is now a several-book-long series. This is a manageable book, lengthwise, and a great introduction to King's non-horror work. Absolutely a classic.