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Episode 15 – The Build 2017 Ho-hum Spectacular

Build 2017 highlights, including Microsoft’s new Fluent Design, are on tap with Robert & Chris this week, as well a little drooling (ok, a lot) over the new Surface Pro.

Duration: 01:00:54

Episode 14 – The S Man Commeth

Chris and Robert take a break from hiatus for a quick look at the new Microsoft Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S. We’re ecstatic about the battery life expectations and the sexy new Surface Laptop’s design, but where does it fit? Is Windows 10 S just Windows RT all over again? Tune in for that […]

Duration: 00:51:30

Episode 12 – Where there’s smoke

Chris and Robert are back again for a pre-Surface Studio chat. Don’t worry, we’ll be posting our thoughts on that shortly. This week: We discuss Instagram’s port to desktop. Microsoft’s new CACHE app. Microsoft’s new booking feature built for Facebook. Outlook Premium. We check in on the Surface and NFL program. Some small speculation on the events coming […]

Duration: 00:56:25

Episode 11 – Fortunately I had a CSV

Robert and Chris discuss the latest Rogue One trailer. They talk Robert’s woes with the new Chris dives into his latest experiences with .NET Core. They consider what MS could get out of a Twitter purchase (and their feud with Salesforce). What’s new with the latest Windows Insider build. They briefly touch on the […]

Duration: 01:05:46

Episode 10 – Acceptance

Robert and Chris are back to opine about what’s next in the world of Microsoft. Robert’s Move to iOS (!?) Elite X3 Stability Issues. An enlightening discussion on Meyerson and Nadela Memos. Is Microsoft ‘Missing’ Mobile a blessing in disguise? A brief tangent on the transportation industry. What’s next for UWP? What’s the real-world impact of the […]

Duration: 01:02:19

Episode 9 – Just print signs that say, ‘mug me.’

Robert and Chris are back discussing the latest news in Microsoft. QA Problems Robert’s One Plus 3 Swift Key Belfiore’s back Robert’s Thoughts on the iPhone announcements Surface Phone speculation New VSTS features in practice The recent news on Band (or not?) And lastly, Robert and Chris try to figure out if Microsoft wants or […]

Duration: 01:36:15

Episode 8 – An Addendum

Robert and Chris discuss the latest Surface Ad, the Anniversary Update for Windows Mobile addendum, the new UWP toolkit, speculate a great deal about Redstone 2 and what it means for a potential Surface Phone, and finally how Microsoft stores may not be the most profitable, but a great endeavor for Microsoft.

Duration: 01:09:26

Episode 7 – I must have all the Surface Things

With a slow news week; We pull apart Windows 10 controversies. Whether we consider ourselves, 'full stack,' developers. If the .NET crowd feels left out when Microsoft talks about iOS bridges and new open source initiatives. Why you likely couldn't pry our desktops away from us. How our Pro-Apple families deal with us. Whether or not the Insider program is a cult (and whether or not that's a bad thing). And lastly, how Microsoft's newer hardware initiatives are winning over Chris' toddler.

Duration: 01:15:13

Episode 6 – Celebrating with Tin Foil Hats

We celebrate the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Topics include: Tim Sweeny on the death of Win32. Juha Alakarhu leaves Microsoft for Nokia. Anniversary Emoji and Pistol-Gate. Hololens availability. iPad-only is the new Desktop Linux. Anniversary Update Coverage Inking Cortana on the lock screen Skype Preview Notification improvements Stability Edge Extensions and Improvements Driver Signing Windows Defender Improvements Bash Robert and Chris' favorite features What's next for Windows?

Duration: 01:16:08

Episode 5 – Azure is the Biz-est

We welcome our good friend Tim to the podcast to talk about everything Azure. The genesis of the service, how it's evolved, where it fits with services like AWS, its strengths, and how and why companies should start considering using it. Programming Note: During the show it was incorrectly stated that Azure began as a IaaS offering. Listener Carmen Crincoli set us straight on that: "Your cloud guest got Azure history wrong. It started as pure PaaS, not IaaS. Isolation mechanism just...

Duration: 00:37:22

Episode 4 – Maybe you’ve caught me on the right day

Would McClaren have saved Windows Phone? What's compelling about the HP X3? 10 things learned from Windows 10. Living in a world of data collection. Windows 10 adoption in the Enterprise. Skype's Journey. Microsoft Stream. Earnings and Enterprise wins. Is Microsoft cool again? Were they ever cool?

Duration: 00:40:23

Episode 3 – Oh no….

Engineers leaving the mobile team Hardware as a service The Xbox Scorpio Announcement Was pre-announcing a good idea? What does it mean for VR and AR? How does it affect Xbox One S? Should Microsoft make a Roku like device? Will Xbox Anywhere (and it's shortcomings) have a significant impact for hardcore gamers? Reminiscing about the original Xbox and what it meant for console networking and media centers. Where do we see Xbox and Hololens in 10 years? Show Notes: XBOX Immersive Gaming...

Duration: 00:48:27

Episode 2 – No Hardware Stone Left Unturned

Custom built PCs, Robert's 326th replacement Band, the All-in-One rumor, why Microsoft is even in the hardware market, how subsidized phones changed the public's perception of nice hardware, a spirited discussion on Windows Mobile, plus much more.

Duration: 00:49:49

Episode 1 – Inauguration

In the inaugural episode, Robert and Chris take stock of the Windows 10 Anniversary update, modern day software delivery, Messaging Everywhere, Groove Bluetooth woes, and what the Windows Insider program has meant to both Microsoft and the Insiders the last year.

Duration: 00:43:30