Universal Windows Podcast

Universal Windows Podcast

The Universal Windows Podcast is the reincarnation of the Surfacesmiths podcast. The show covers Microsoft news and rumours with a slant towards the Surface and Windows 10 but nothing is off limits. The hosts are Microsoft MVPs with over 50 years of IT experience between them. We won't pull punches either. If we don't like something from Microsoft we'll let you (and them know).... Show More

Episodes

Introduction

Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says “Book”
  • Microsoft Moment
  • Microsoft to developers: Here's how you can start making apps for Surface Duo, Neo
  • David’s China Trip

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  • Introduction

  • Technology Distilled Podcast – Episode 109
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Announcement"
  • New of the Week

    David and Colin distill some of the announcements from Microsoft Ignite

  • Microsoft: Here... Read more

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  • November 1, 2019 42 min

    Introduction

    · Technology Distilled Podcast – Episode 108

    Word of the Week

    · Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says “Tongue”

    Featured Interview

    · Dr Alasdair Clark, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering - Is the W for Whiskey?

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    October 28, 2019 16 min

    As we are about to switch over to the new show format we thought we'd share the new intro with you.  Share and Enjoy!

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    October 23, 2019 61 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 107 – Hybrid Episode
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Autonomous"
  • Microsoft Moment
  • Microsoft is now releasing Windows 10 19H2.
  • What to expect from Windows 10 November 20... Read more

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  • October 10, 2019 29 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 106 - The Last Episode
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "New"
  • News of the Week
  • Dona Sarkar is leaving Microsoft Insider Program. She will be joining the Microsoft Developer Relations team... Read more

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  • October 2, 2019 107 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 105
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Event"
  • News of the Week
  • Windows Insider Program - 5 years old
  • Windows 7 Extended Support - widely available
  • ... Read more

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    June 6, 2019 68 min

    Introduction

  • Featuring guest host Ian Dixon from the Digital Lifestyle Podcast
  • Word of the week is “Device”
  • Feature of the Week

    This week we discuss three free Apps that rock the Surface

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  • Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 103
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Build"
  • News of the Week
  • Microsoft Build 2019: Microsoft launches election security service, SDK
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  • April 15, 2019 45 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 102
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Fatigued"
  • Discussion of the Week
  • What should you do with your Windows 2008 Servers / Windows 7 that you won't upgrade by the deadline?
  • Windows 2008 Scenarios
  • Not enough time to upgrade all our apps
  • Application only runs on Windows 2008
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    April 8, 2019 42 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 101
  • Today we have a studio audience – I'd put in their twitter accounts, but they are millennials …

     

  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Edge"
  • Feature of the Week
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  • March 29, 2019 45 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 100
  • With special guests….
  • Dona Sarkar @donasarkar
  • Jeremiah Marble @jeremiahmarble
  • … and about 50 Windows Insiders @WindowsInsiders at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond
  • This is the second time we had Dona and Jeremiah on our podcast. Listen to our interview witht hem in 2016 from our archive:
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  • March 6, 2019 75 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 99 – Gretzky – The Great One
  • With special guests….
  • Joel Rushworth @gwydionjhr
  • Richard Hay @WinObs
  • Eric Leonard @erleonard
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    Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Space"

     

  • News of the Week
  • Microsoft announce Read more

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  • February 26, 2019 44 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 98 – Countdown
  • Countdown
  • Less than a month to Microsoft MVP Summit March 17-22
  • Almost at our 100th podcast – which we will record at the Microsoft MVP Summit
  • David has a new contract – SCCM!
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Countdown"
  • Feature of the Week
  • Back in Episode 0... Read more

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  • February 10, 2019 44 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 97 – No Excuses
  • Excuses for no new episodes include Christmas Funerals Australia ACLs Cuba CES Weddings New Years
  • Microsoft MVP Summit March 17-22
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time any of us says "Excuses"
  • News of the Week
  • All About assistants
  • CES - Where mediocre ideas go to???
  • Tips for att... Read more

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  • December 6, 2018 40 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 96
  • Special guest Brad Sams @BDSAMS
  • Brad has nearly a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt. From breaking news about Microsoft to pushing publications to new heights, he has significant experience as a journalist as well as growing web-based brands.

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    December 2, 2018 40 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 95
  • Happy Birthday David!!!

  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time either of us says "Birthday".
  • Hack of the Week
  • Windows Hello uses a Infrared camera for Windows Hello login and a separate camera for photos. You can block your visual camera and still us Windows Hello. Read more

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  • November 26, 2018 105 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 94
  • You can enjoy us on Spotify and iHeartRadio now – great for streaming!
  • Special Guest Peter Henry

  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time either of us says "Elf".
  • News of the Week 
  • Microsoft starts selling Two Surface Go variants
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  • November 5, 2018 23 min

    Introduction

  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 93
  • You can enjoy us on Spotify and iHeartRadio now – great for streaming!
  • 4 podcasts in 4 week – we rock!!!
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time either of us says "Future".
  • Feature of the Week
  • Windows Timeline

  • News of the Week 
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  • October 29, 2018 56 min

    Introduction
  • Universal Windows Podcast – Episode 92
  • You can enjoy us on Spotify and iHeartRadio now – great for streaming!
  • We are starting up our regular cadence – look for podcasts on a weekly basis (we mean it this time)
  • Word of the Week
  • Enjoy a sip of your favourite beverage each time either of us says "David".
  • Feature of the Week
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