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Feb 16, 2019

This week's episode is all about looking towards the future for Microsoft and Windows. Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden discuss what they hope to see at the Build developer conference in May. Microsoft themselves are providing a glance of the road ahead with 20H1 changes in the Insider Skip Ahead ring.

There's also a teaser video for 'HoloLens 2', and Daniel reviews the insanely light LG gram 17 Ultrabook.

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Feb 11, 2019

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have news about Windows 10 build 18334 for Fast ring Insiders, plus the latest information on Microsoft's Build developer conference!

They also go deep into the importance of product names — specifically 'Windows Lite' and why that may be a poor choice for the upcoming OS.

Outlook is receiving an emo makeover with a true dark mode, and Xbox Live is expanding its reach to more platforms. Check it out!

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Jan 20, 2019

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have news about build 18317 for Fast Ring Insiders, plus references to foldable devices have been found in development builds of Windows 10.

The big news this week: Microsoft is returning to Mobile World Congress! Dan makes the case for why they should debut HoloLens 2 at the trade show in Barcelona. Additionally, Microsoft continues to reposition Cortana as a productivity tool to complement Alexa and Google Assistant — not a competitor.

Finally, Microsoft outlines end of support plans for Windows 10 Mobile. Tune in!

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Jan 14, 2019

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with their first show of 2019! First up, there's Windows 10 build 18312 for Fast Ring Insider. Next, they dive deep into new features for Windows Mixed Reality that are coming to 19H1 along with the emergence of WebVR.

There's better integration between Cortana and Xbox One now — It's not as speedy as Kinect was, but its capabilities can grow more easily. Last but not least, Dan gives an overview of all the new Windows laptops that were shown at CES 2019.

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Dec 22, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden close out the podcast for 2018 with news about Windows 10 build 18305. In addition, Microsoft's virtual assistant (Cortana) will be able to read your emails to you in Outlook on iOS.

They also talk about Panos Panay's recent assertion in an interview that the Surface product line is here to stay, and Daniel raves about Kensington's upcoming Surface Pro Dock.

Finally, they make a few predictions about what 2019 may hold for fans of the Windows eco-system.

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Dec 18, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about new Windows 10 builds and multi-user support for Cortana. Then, Peter Bright of Art Technica joins Daniel Rubino for an in-depth technical discussion of Chromium and Edge.

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Dec 4, 2018

This week, tragedy befalls Daniel Rubino as he announces his upcoming trip to Hawaii for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit. Life marches on, however, as he and Zac Bowden talk about build 18290 for Fast ring Insiders, plus lots of Surface hardware and Cortana device rumors. They also discuss updates to Office icons and the steps Microsoft is taking to refresh the UI of Windows and other applications. Finally, what in the world is Windows Lite? They're not sure, but they've invented a new version of Windows — "Aurora".

Nov 25, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden wind down a truncated work week due to the American Thanksgiving holiday, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to discuss! Daniel has his hands-on impressions of Surface Go with LTE and Surface Studio 2. Plus, the dynamic duo dig deep into Microsoft Launcher 5.1. It features To-Do and Sticky Notes integration, plus Cortana support.

Finally, Windows Hello now supports FIDO2 Security Keys for an added layer of convenience and protection.

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Nov 4, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with your dose of Windows news! In addition to Insider Preview build 18272 for the fast ring, they discuss new codenames for some future Windows 10 updates.

They also talk about the death of Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 S, and Dan has yet another epic rant — This time, he testifies on the need for HP to begin using Microsoft Precision touchpad.

Plus, they take a look at Apple's new iPad Pro and how their approach differs from Microsoft's Surface line

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Oct 23, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have the most recent news from Microsoft, including Windows 10 preview build 18262 and a major UI facelift for Cortana in a beta that's available to Android and iOS users.

There's plenty more to say about Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. Additionally, Samsung has released the ARM-powered Galaxy Book 2.

Be sure to check out the latest Dan Rant! This time, he explains why most people don't need Windows 10 Pro — and it's good that Microsoft is no longer charging the "Pro" tax to everyone who buys one of their new devices.

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Oct 14, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with a ton of ground to cover in the Microsoft world. First up, there was data loss in the initial release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, causing the company to pull it shortly after users reported the problem. Microsoft has been testing fixes and is preparing a "rerelease" of the update.

A patent has been discovered that points to a flexible, single-screen folding Surface device. Whether or not you think foldable display technology is a solution in search of a problem, it's coming. Cortana is reportedly moving from the AI + Research group at Microsoft into the Office team. Additionally, Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Project xCloud — a huge step in offering online streaming of Xbox games, and a sign of things to come for Windows in the future?

Rounding things out, Daniel shares his experiences using the Lenovo 15-inch ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop, and the HP Omen Mindframe gaming headphones.

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Oct 8, 2018

It has been a massive week of news for Microsoft fans! Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here to give you the lowdown. Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been released and subsequently pulled due to issues with user files being unintentionally deleted. *Please note that the update was pulled AFTER this episode was recorded.

In addition, the company held its Surface event — unveiling 4 new products during the presentation: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. Separate from the Surface event, Zac reports on his look at Surface Hub 2.

HP trades aluminum for leather in their Spectre Folio convertible device. Whether or not it reinvents laptops is debatable, but Daniel does feel it moves things forward.

Finally, Daniel and Zac share the most significant announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018. Check it out!

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Aug 20, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden share all the latest information about new builds for Windows 10, and continuing improvements to the ARM architecture.

Daniel also takes a look at microSD card options for Surface Go, and they chat about the integration of Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. It opens a whole new world of voice assistant functionality for Windows users. Join us!

 

Jul 26, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We dive into Microsoft's earnings report, talk more about Andromeda's rumoured delays, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk Microsoft's quarterly earnings report, they made money and are doing well! Also this week, we talk about Andromeda's recent delay, the new Lenovo Miix 630 ARM device, the death of classic Skype, and more sprinkled throughout the show!

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Jul 11, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We dive into Microsoft's new Surface, the Surface Go!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk everything Surface Go. Microsoft has announced a brand new Surface, and this time it's a 10-inch consumer-focused tablet; a natural successor to the Surface 3 that costs just $399 starting. We talk specs, branding, why it exists, and more!

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Jul 4, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk leaked Andromeda emails, potential delays or cancelations, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk Andromeda, Andromeda, and more Andromeda. The last week has seen a few reports come out about Andromeda, the first of which was a leaked internal email detailing what the product is, and another saying the project may have been canceled. So, what's going on? We try to shed some light.

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Jun 24, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surfaces with LTE, new Xbox Avatars, our thoughts on the Windows 10 update cadence, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the future of Surface and why LTE will play a vital role in it, brand new Xbox Avatars that are now in testing with Insiders, our thoughts on Microsoft's Windows 10 update cadence and whether or not cutting back to one would be a good idea, MSN News being rebranded, and a whole lot more.

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Jun 20, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: New Surface codenames, Xbox at E3, updates coming to Office and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk the latest new Redstone 5 build, a couple of new Surface codenames, Xbox at E3 and all the announcement around gaming, updates coming to Microsoft Office 2019, and a whole lot more!

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Jun 5, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Dell's secret foldable dual-screen device, Microsoft To-Do becomes useful, and what's in store for Cortana?

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Dells' secret foldable Windows 10 device with dual-displays that sounds awfully similar to Microsoft's secret Andromeda device. Also this week, we talk about new builds, Microsoft's To-Do app, the death of Groove on iOS and Android, and the future of Cortana. What's next for Cortana? All that, and more, in this weeks episode.

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May 31, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Some thoughts on Windows 10 on ARM "complaints", Alexa, the Dell XPS 15 and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the many complaints surrounding Windows 10 on ARM, and how many of them are unjustified, Alexa exclusives on Windows 10 PCs and how its not a good thing, and the new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1. Also this week, we talk about the Twitter PWA and its latest updates, and new Insider builds!

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May 23, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: A new 10-inch Surface, our thoughts on where Windows 10 is headed, and the HP Envy x2!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk rumors regarding a new 10-inch Surface powered by an Intel Core M chip, and our thoughts on the future of Windows 10 and how/why Microsoft is beginning to position it as an OS for productivity. We also talk about the HP Envy x2, Windows 10 on ARM, and the new Xbox Accessibility Controller!

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May 16, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: The Surface Hub 2 is announced, WCOS, and everything important from Build 2018!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk all the biggest announcements from Build 2018, including Your Phone, Timeline on iOS and Android, and more. Also this week, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub 2, running Windows Core OS and coming early next year.

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May 3, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Windows 10 Redstone 4 gets released, more Andromeda patents surface, Windows 10 Lean, and more.

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk general availability of the Windows 10 April Update, new Andromeda patents and how Andromeda is not the Surface Phone, Windows 10 Lean, Xbox, and a whole lot more.

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Apr 23, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: New builds in testing, our thoughts on animations in Windows 10, and more reorg news!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about new builds for Insiders in Fast and Skip Ahead, our personal opinions on animations in Windows 10, the current state of Progressive Web Apps, and a few more details on the recent Windows reorganization.

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Apr 17, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Redstone 4's delay, new Redstone 5 developments, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the delay of Windows 10 Redstone 4, new developments on Redstone 5, how Windows 10 is aimed at both consumers and enterprises, and a whole lot more.

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