In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the amazing Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia's path to success, the probability of a Nokia phablet, Microsoft's rapid release schedule, IE 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7, indie gaming on Xbox One, Chromecast and Nexus 7, and a final peek at Microsoft's quarterly earnings.

Running time: 1:45:18

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Tip of the week: Windows Phone Book is (sort of) complete, help me finish it

Almost a year ago, I set out to experiment with self-publishing and write a free book about Windows Phone 8. It took a lot longer than expected, but it's basically done. (First draft is now available, and 1.0 and 1.1 releases should happen in the next 30 days.) But I need some help getting to the finish line.  

Software pick of the week: Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8/RT and Windows Phone 8

A surprisingly great game and easily the best game yet delivered on Windows 8/RT. The best part? It supports cross-platform gaming in a unique way

Enterprise pick of the week: Office 2010 SP2

It's now available, as is SharePoint 2010 SP2: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-delivers-office-2010-service-pack-2-7000018446/

Codename pick of the week: Orleans

MS is opening up its cloud programming framework built by the eXtreme Computing Group to a few lucky early adopters: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-opens-early-adopter-program-for-its-orleans-cloud-framework-7000018564/

Beer pick of the week: Nebraska Brewing EOS Wheat

In honor of the Lumia 1020 (codenamed EOS), here's a nice hef for hot days: http://greatbrewers.com/product/nebraska-brewing-company-eos-wheat

Audible pick: Stationary Bike by Stephen King

Stationary Bike and other great short stories by Stephen King.