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Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.
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Oct 12, 2016

This week on the Windows Central podcast: Speculation begins on what Microsoft's NYC event will bring

What could Microsoft be announcing at its recently announced Hardware event on October 26th? What do we think of the latest Insider Preview build? All that, and more, on this weeks Windows Central podcast.

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Oct 3, 2016

What's Windows Phone look like when we go all-in on Continuum? Where are smartwatches going? When will I be able to get Windows 10 installed in my face? These are all very pressing questions.

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Sep 26, 2016

The Elite x3's been pushed back again, Microsoft's pulling support for their own products on Windows mobile, there might not be a Band 3, and Insiders saw a glitch so bad it stopped previews. It wasn't a great week for Windows 10 Mobile — is there a sun behind these clouds?

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Sep 20, 2016

So Lumia is all but dead. But that doesn't mean that Windows 10 Mobile is dead. If anything, it's getting primed to thrive… after a bit of a refocusing. Devices like the HP Elite x3 should be all the evidence you need: Windows phone isn't going away, but it will also never be the same.

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Sep 12, 2016

Last week was alllll about the competition. From the PlayStation 4 Pro to the iPhone 7, it was a week for Microsoft to step back and let Sony and Apple trip over themselves with perplexing and controversial decisions.

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Sep 6, 2016

After a marathon-length episode 13 live from IFA 2016, it's Dan and Zac's turn to take on the news of the week. From the just-revealed Lenovo Yoga Book to the latest Windows 10 builds to the future of Surface, there's a lot of ground to cover, so let's get to it!

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Sep 2, 2016

This week we're doing something a little bit different. The Windows Central and Android Central teams are in Berlin for the annual IFA electronics trade show, so we did what we do every day: sat around and talked about all the crazy, cool, and neat stuff that was announced. Only this time we gathered around a microphone in person to record it all. The result? a 2-hour marathon podcast covering all of the important Android and Windows announcements from one of the largest tech extravaganzas of the year.

From the newest Huawei Android phones to Acer's insane laptops to the mind-bending and category-and-platform-bridging Lenovo Yoga Book, there's a lot to cover, so let's get into it!

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Aug 29, 2016

This week, Derek Kessler, Daniel Rubino, and Zac Bowden do the microphone thing to talk about the extremes of the Microsoft ecosystem. From the latest and greatest in Windows Mobile to new apps for Xbox to... a onesie, it's time for the Windows Central Podcast.

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Aug 22, 2016

This week, Derek Kessler, Daniel Rubino, and Zac Bowden sidle up to the microphones to discuss the week's biggest Windows news. And what might that be? Oh, only stuff like the world's biggest gaming convention, a big update for Windows phones, and what's in store for future versions of Windows 10.

Oh, and this absolutely bonkers gaming PC cube… thing… from HP. It's so crazy you can't not talk about it, which was probably HP's idea behind it in the first place. Well played.

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Aug 15, 2016

The Windows Central Podcast — this week: the next steps for Windows

 

This week Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden dig into what's next for Microsoft and the ever-expanding Windows platform. From the upcoming Redstone 2 update to the Surface Phone to theSurface Book 2 and AIO line, there's a lot cooking in Redmond.

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Aug 8, 2016

This week, Derek Kessler, Daniel Rubino, Jez Corden, and Zac Bowden gather 'round the microphones for a talk on the week's biggest news in Windows. And what a huge week it was: we've got not just the Xbox One S landing with a compacted design and 4K video, but also it's bringing new software that will show up on the older Xbox One as well: the Xbox One Summer Update.

Plus, you might have noticed this little update for your Windows 10 PC — yes, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is finally here. After months of Insider builds and user feedback, the biggest update yet for Windows 10 has arrived, bringing advanced inking features, a revised Start Menu, and so much more.

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Jul 28, 2016

This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden join Daniel Bader for a chat about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's good, what's bad, and what's ugly! (Hint: Cortana outside of the U.S.!)

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released on August 2nd, but you can catch our full review already!

Jul 19, 2016

This week is a very special, rare, prototype version of the Windows Central Podcast: All About McLaren.

What's McLaren? Simply the most unique, interesting unreleased Windows Phone ever made — one that Daniel Rubino, Michael Fisher, and Zac Bowden got their hands on.

Join host Daniel Bader as he talks to Daniel, Michael and Zac all about the Lumia 1030 "McLaren" that never was.

Jul 9, 2016

This week, Daniel Bader, Daniel Rubino and Michael Fisher talk about the latest rumored Surface devices, including a refresh of the Surface 3. Can Microsoft find a way to get a Core M processor into the new Surface 4? And does the Surface Book need a refresh in 2017?

Next, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is almost here, and Microsoft has begun the sign-off process for finalizing the code. What does that mean for the next few weeks of Insider builds, and for the future of Windows 10? They discuss.

And CNN has discontinued its aging Windows Phone app on July 18. Does that matter? The team discusses the future of Windows Phone apps in light of the Universal App strategy.

Finally, Your Groove is a great new feature coming to Microsoft Groove. Can Microsoft's expertise in Machine Learning and AI propel the company's music streaming service to new customers?

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Jul 2, 2016

It's official: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2nd. This means that all 350 million Windows 10 users will have access to new features, and Insiders will be pushed to the RS2 builds. In this episode, Daniel, Daniel, and special guest, Zac Bowden, discuss what that means for current Windows 10 users.

They also talk about double-tap-to-wake coming to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, and how the Anniversary Update is setting the stage for a big comeback for Windows 10 Mobile in 2017 alongside a so-called Surface Phone.

Speaking of Surface, there's a new rumor that Microsoft will be releasing a Surface-branded AIO (all-in-one) PC for the living room to take on the iMac.

And they also talk about Microsoft's decision to rethink its Messaging Anywhere strategy to focus on Skype, and compare the Huawei MateBook to the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.

Plus: Q&A!

- Why is the Surface Pro 4 so much more stable than the Surface Book?
- What does Microsoft have planned for LinkedIn?

Show Notes

- Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming August 2nd
- Microsoft is working on Surface All-in-One PC destined for your living room
- Messaging Everywhere pulled from Anniversary Update, but will live on in new Skype Windows app
- Huawei MateBook review
- Double-tap to Wake' is slowly being released to Windows Device Recovery for Lumias

Jun 25, 2016

This week's podcast finds Daniel, Daniel, and Michael chatting about Microsoft Wallet, and the future of mobile payments. They also talk about the state of Windows 10 Mobile from a carrier perspective, and why Microsoft is taking the cautious route to expanding the new OS into developing markets.

Finally, they talk about the state of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the beautiful new Huawei MateBook, a new 2-in-1 from the Chinese manufacturer. And they answer your questions!

If you haven't checked out the new MrMobile, do yourself a favor and watch all of the awesome new videos!

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# Show Notes

- Microsoft launches Wallet 2.0
- [Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview
- [Huawei MateBook hands-on]
- [MrMobile launches his new video portal

Jun 18, 2016

This week's episode is divided in two: For the first half, the Daniels Bader and Rubino chat about HoloLens and Microsoft's strategy for Windows Holographic. The second half, Daniel Bader is joined by Jez Corden, who is in Los Angeles covering E3, and talk about all the big Xbox-related announcements.

**00:00 - 38:00**: Daniel and Daniel chat about HoloLens and Windows Holographics
**38:00 - 1:19:36**: Daniel Bader chats with Jez Corden about Xbox One S, Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Design Lab, and game announcements like ReCore, Halo Wars 2, and Sea of Thieves, among others.

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Jun 11, 2016

We go back to the beginning — personal beginnings — for the second episode of the Windows Central Podcast. Daniel, Daniel and Michael talk about their individual histories with Windows, and how they influenced their personal and professional lives.

Also: The Windows Insider program has a new public face, at a time when the company is more open and transparent than it's ever been before. And in the run-up to E3, the guys discuss Xbox's commitment to gamers.

 

Show Notes

- Dona Sarkar becomes face of the popular Windows Insider Program
- Microsoft cancels popular DVR feature for Xbox One
- Microsoft: Gaming hours on Xbox One doubled in May 2016 compared to last year

 

Jun 6, 2016

The Windows Central Podcast is your weekly dose of everything Microsoft, from Windows 10 to Surface, Xbox, HoloLens and everything in between! 

On the first episode of the Windows Central Podcast, hosts Daniel Bader, Daniel Rubino, and Michael Fisher convene for a sort of State of the Microsoft Union.

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Jun 2, 2016

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