|Thursday, 26 August 2010, 9:24 am
Tags: paul thurrott, Podcasts, shows, Windows Weekly
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Windows Phone Secrets completed this week
I’ll never do this again. Never!
Windows Phone news: Marketplace opening and final developer tools scheduled
Final version of Visual Studio for Windows Phone and Expression Blend on September 16 Marketplace for Windows Phone in early October
SBS “Aurora” and WHS “Vail”: Some notes from the battlefield
I’m implementing both of these solutions here in Maison du Thurrott – There’s a lot to learn
Hotmail EAS coming soon
Push, over-the-air access to Hotmail-based email, calendar, contacts and tasks on supported mobile devices for one and all
Yahoo Search completes transition to Bing
US and Canada, English only. Other languages (French, Spanish) in week; other countries throughout 2011 and 2012
Internet Explorer 9 UI revealed
It looks like Chrome, which is a wise move in my opinion.
Small Office Web Apps update gives hope for the future
Nothing major, functionally, but if they can keep updates coming on this schedule, Microsoft will prove they “get” the online market
Halo: Reach pirated
Gamers who download and play pirated versions face “permaban” from Xbox Live.
Related: This is a *huge* year for Xbox 360 gaming
I’ve preordered Halo: Reach, Call of Duty Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the Kinect and several Kinect titles. This should make up for July nicely.
Intel and McAfee: A second look
Maybe this wasn’t so crazy after all
Microsoft late to the tablet game? What about HP? What about Google?
Microsoft gets a lot of crap for its slow response to the iPad. But they’re moving faster than the other so-called, would-be competition. I’m looking at you, HP (WebOS Tablet) and Google (Android).
Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Parental Controls
The parental control functionality that debuted in Windows Vista is updated in Windows 7 to support multiple games rating systems and parental control providers, while some functionality is pushed out to Family Safety, part of Windows Live Essentials (and is thus updated more frequently).
Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Create a wireless hosted network using a hidden feature in Windows 7
This was originally going to have a GUI, but Microsoft took it out of Windows 7 because it doesn’t work with every wireless adapter. But if you do have a compatible wireless adapter, you can share a wireless connection using the same wireless adapter, or share a wired connection with the wireless adapter. There’s a third party utility we’ve recommended called Connectify that does this. Or you can simply configure it yourself.
Audible pick of the week
The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard
“Anthony Bianco gets to heart of the ethical morass at HP that ended up damning the entire board that created it. Almost every American has an interest in how the country’s greatest corporations are run, and the character of the people entrusted with them. The story of Hewlett-Packard reflects power struggles that shape corporate America and is an alarming morality tale for our times.”
Software pick of the week
Compares music files on your PC and looks for duplicates. Why is it special? Because it doesn’t just compare meta-data or file names, it actually compares the contents of the files.
Thanks to Andrew Simek for the tip!
Also: Scrim, a way to hide your email address from spammers and scammer
Thanks to David Sherman for the tip!