In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss the news from Nokia World, how Microsoft can improve Windows Phone, Microsoft's office productivity vision for 2021, 10 years of Windows XP, Microsoft's Android licensing gold mine, the race to buy Yahoo, Battlefield 3, and System Center 2012 test builds.
Running time: 1:35:14
Tip of the week: How to take screenshots on Windows Phone 7.5
Microsoft has done everything it can to prevent screenshots in Windows Phone 7.5. But there is a way. Thanks to Rafael Rivera for tipping me off to this. A tool like this would have changed my life last summer.
Software pick of the week: 7Stacks
A number of readers recommended this after last week's pick. 7Stacks isn't exactly the same as Bins, but it's similar, and it's free. It allows you to group button in the taskbar, so that one taskbar button can expand to show a stack of buttons.
Enterprise pick of the week: "Concero"
The new Sys Center Mgt. Portal. It's out in beta, as of this week
Rumor of the week: Win Phone Apollo in mid-2012
Description: Engadget has a Nokia VP saying Win Phone 8 will be out in mid 2012. I'd say mid-2012 might mean something different in Finland than the U.S. (Microsoft has since said this is bogus.)
Industry book picks
Two interesting tech biographies/autobiographies not on Audible (yet?): One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt and Making a World of Difference (Kindle only) by Kai-Fu Lee