In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss Mary Jo's Microsoft field trip, various plans to save Microsoft and its products, Microsoft's reversal on Flash in IE 10, new rumors and speculation about Blue, and the Hotmail to Outlook.com migration.
Running time: 1:46:02
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