Observed Tech Podcast

Observed Tech Podcast

Richard Hay

Description: Keeping an eye on Windows and other things tech!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 282 #OTP

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This week I share some insight about how straight forward an Xbox One console reset is when you need to get back to basics and then discuss the fact that Microsoft is not starting a new monthly charge for all Windows users despite some stories which want you to think otherwise. It has also been a bu...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 281 #OTP

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This week I begin with some tech troubles as I hit the 10 device limit while setting up a new device for my stable of test machines. I also share the news that this podcast is now listed at iHeartRadio so listeners can get access through that platform. This has been a regular request over the last c...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 280 #OTP

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It is official! The Windows 10 Redstone 5 feature update, the sixth feature update for the operating system, will be called the October 2018 Update. This is right in track with the new naming scheme they began tis past Spring with the April 2018 Update for Redstone 4. We had a good week with build r...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 279 #OTP

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This week's show begins with a stroll down memory lane to about 23 years ago when Windows 95 was released to the public. It corresponds with the early beginnings of this very website and where I am today. Next we talk about Windows Insidering with new Redstone 5 Fast Ring Builds, two of them this we...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 278 #OTP

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This week was busy for Windows Insiders with new client builds as we learned Skip Ahead for Windows 10 19H1 is now closed for new comers. In addition, one of the Fast Ring builds confirmed that Redstone 5 will be known officially as Windows 10 Version 1809. There was tons of app news this week with...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 277 #OTP

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This week ended up being a solid Windows Insider week with the release of three builds for testers. We update the news around Surface Go which was released almost two weeks ago. A few more in depth reviews have been published but we are also noticing that some deals are coming available for other Su...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 276 #OTP

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Insidering picked up its pace with the release of not one but two fast ring builds for Windows Insiders. We also finally got to try out the Your Phone app that was announced for Windows 10 back at Build 2018. The timing and availability of its release gives us a couple of clues about when Microsoft...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 275 #OTP

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We kick this weeks show off with a lot of Windows Insider news. Three new builds were made available for testers in the Fast Ring (Build 17723), Slow Ring (Build 17713.1002) and Skip Ahead received its first offering (Build 18204). There were also several new previews made available for Office Serve...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 274 #OTP

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This week I kick off the show by trying to explain my screaming lobster analogy from last week's episode about the changes in Windows 10 over the last three years. Hopefully, I helped and did not further muddy up the waters! Then we had a quick rundown of Windows Insider and pre-release news of the...

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 273 #OTP

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In this week's show we discuss things like Microsoft's new Surface Go, Apple's hardware refresh and the associated price tag and the significant milestone that was reached today in the Windows 10 Redstone 5 development process. On the software and services front Microsoft finally releases a free ver...
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