This week on the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a bird kidnapping, Microsoft's declaration that the iPad is a PC, a Windows 8.1 "first look," whether Microsoft should break off Bing and Xbox, IDC's new take on PC sales, mini-tablets, the truth about phablets, Office 365 Home Premium hits 1 million users, and Xbox One, a week later.

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Picks

Software pick of the week: Windows Phone 8 desktop application for Windows

Now out of beta, the new version of this sync app finally provides non-iTunes-based podcast sync support. 

Software pick of the week #2: More Windows Phone 8 apps and games

The hits just keep on coming…

Rayman Jungle Run  $2.99

Splashtop 2

Trivial Pursuit, 3 other classic EA games - NBA JAM!!

Angry Birds Rio $.99

Shazam too 

Enterprise pick of the week: Lync (and Skype) federation

Now you can "federate" contacts between Skype and Lync, and use IM and audio chat.

Hitches: Must use Microsoft account with Skype, no video (until 2014) 

Codename pick of the week: Double bonus -- two codenames this week

What are Argos and Petra? And what do they have to do with Durango? 

Beer pick of the week: In honor of Blue, Dogfish Head Black & Blue

YUM! Blueberries http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/64/32437

PLUS: don't forget about our tweetup at TechEd next week