In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft killing off its employee stack ranking system, more revolving doors at Microsoft, Surface RT on Black Friday, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Windows Phone market share growth, the Visual Studio 2013 launch, Amazon's VDI in the cloud, and the coming next-generation video game consoles.

Running time: 1:57:25

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Picks

Tip of the week: Make an Xbox Music playlist from the web

In Use Bing to Make an Xbox Music Playlist, I explain a  fun way to use the web to find new music. 

Software pick of the week: Many picks!

Vine for Windows Phone 8

Nokia Refocus (Requires Lumia + Amber update) - Another amazing camera app from Nokia

Asphalt 8: Airborne for Windows

Asphalt 8: Airborne for Windows and Windows Phone 8

Enterprise pick of the week: Exchange Server 'Next'

Yes, Virginia, there will be another version of Exchange Server for on-premises use:  

Codename pick of the week: Project N

There's some kind of managed-to-native code compilation project in the works at MS.  

Beer pick of the week: Elysian Men's Room Red

In honor of Veterans' Day: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/700/59248

Back story: A portion of the net proceeds from every Mens Room Original Red sold goes to helping support the families of our military vets through the VA Puget Sound Fisher House and Ft. Lewis Fisher House. The Mens Room Original Red is brewed for The Mens Room Radio Show on 99.9 KISWThe Rock of Seattle. 

Audible: Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein, narrated by J. P. Demont