With Mary Jo away, Leo and I discuss theRTM bits, what Paul really thinks about Windows 8, Toshiba's RT decision, HP and Lenovo react to the , $200 Surface rumors, the Metro naming flap, Apple and Microsoft cross-license mobile technologies and agree not to copy each other, travel tech, Nokia's September event for , two weeks of Outlook.com, and BUILD selling out in under an hour on the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast.
Running time: 1:50:21
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Software pick of the week: Windows 8 RTM 90 day evaluation
Anyone can evaluate Windows 8 now: Just download and install the 90-day evaluation version of Windows 8 Enterprise from TechNet. Note: You cannot "upgrade" this to a legal version, it will expire. Enterprise is only available to Microsoft's volume licensing customers normally, so you will eventually be buying Windows 8 Core or Windows 8 Pro.
Software pick of the week #2: Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8
Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your tool to build Metro style apps. It includes the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and project templates. You must first install Windows 8 RTM. Download it now!
Software pick of the week #3: "Tango" and more for the Nokia Lumia 900
If you use a Nokia Lumia 900 and live in the US or Canada, you have a massive set of updates waiting for you. Find out more.
Software pick of the week #4: Windows Essentials 2012
The new version of Essentials mostly drops the Live branding and offers nice improvements to Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. And it's free.