Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Mar 6th 2009

Windows Weekly 97

Kumo As In Sumo

IE8 now removable, expanding Zune, Kumo Search, Microsoft's strategy, and more.
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Category: News

IE8 now removable, expanding Zune, Kumo Search, Microsoft's strategy, and more.

  • Microsoft adds BitLocker into Windows 7, and enhances its capabilities.
  • Microsoft's new search engine, Kumo.
  • Microsoft's 2009 Strategic Updatecovers piracy, new Zune hardware, new software, and new platforms
  • Paul moves back to Windows mobile
  • Amazon Kindle app for the iPhone

Tip of the week: Windows 7 Beta BitLocker allows encrypted drives to move from system to system.

Software pick of the week: 7-Zip , a free open source file archiver for Windows.

Audible pick of the week: The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, By George Friedman, Unabridged, Narrated by William Huges. For a free credit toward the audiobook of your choice, visit Audible.com/windows.

Check out Paul's blog at the SuperSite for Windows for more information.

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