Big Week of News on Surface Geeks 31

A huge week of news for Microsoft and partners. Nokia releases the Lumia 1020 and we prognosticate a little about the camera with a phone attached.  Darren goes off with the “Swing and a Miss” theory about Microsoft and I put on my backup hat and tell you about a new cloud backup service I’m using.  It also has WP8 and RT apps!

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Blog Post: Microsoft’s Swing and Miss

Surface Geeks Forum: Microsoft’s Swing and Miss – Response

The missing pieces from the Windows 8.1 preview, ZDNet, Ed Bott, July 9, 2013

Windows 8.1: Close, but no cigar, ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan Nichols, July 8, 2013

Windows 8.1 update to be finalized in ‘late August,’ ready for PC makers, The Verge, Tom Warren, July 8, 2013

Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, it’sMicrosoft Restructuring Set for Thursday, All Things D, Kara Swisher, July 8, 2013

Microsoft’s Products Need More Horsepower, Wall Street Journal, Rolfe Winkler, July 7, 2013

New hints on what’s coming next for Microsoft Surface, Skype, Windows Phone, ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, July 10, 2013

Microsoft warns of ‘targeted attacks,’ points finger at Google researcher’s flaw disclosure, ZDNet, Zack Whittaker, July 10, 2013

Microsoft’s 256GB Surface Pro Hits the States, All Things D, John Paczkowski, July 1, 2013

Tablet Tease: Microsoft Surface Channel Debut Bypasses Bulk of Partners, CRN, Rob Wright and Steven Burke, July 01, 2013

Windows 8 tablet outscores iPad in new Microsoft video spot, CNet, Lance Whitney, July 10, 2013

Making Windows Phone an Even Better Choice for Business, Windows Phone Blog, Robert Hoover, July 10, 2013

Recap: This week’s Windows Phone news from T-Mobile, Sprint, and Nokia, Windows Phone Blog, Michael Stroh, July 10, 2013

Microsoft now gives developers 180 days to plug security holes in Windows, Windows Phone, Office, and Azure apps, The Next Web, Emil Protalinski, July 9, 2013

Spotify for Windows Phone 8 comes out of beta, finally brings track scrubbing, The Next Web, Jon Russell, July 8, 2013

Nokia’s navigation apps for Windows Phone 8 will learn your commute, provide traffic updates

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Have iOS, get started. If not, wait for Windows 8 app. Saw it on a Surface used in demos at WPC this week.

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Meetup Info:

September 21st, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana

Holiday Inn Express, 9791 North by Northeast Blvd, Fishers, IN 46037


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