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Radio Reg Bundling’s come a long way since Microsoft was dragged through the US courts in the 1990s for wrapping Internet Explorer into Windows.

With the up coming Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Release 2 and Silverlight 3, it looks like Microsoft’s taking a soft sell to get you to consume the trio without landing in hot water.

Register software editor Gavin Clarke and All About Microsoft’s Mary-Foley find out what Microsoft’s up to in the latest episode of MicroBite.

In our latest show we ask:

  • Whether Windows 7 will finally give you what you want - decrappified Windows?
  • Why initially positive Windows 7 reviews have now turned negative
  • What’s really behind Microsoft’s recent Silverlight 3 "sneakpeek"
  • Whether crazy numbers from the rival Microsoft and Adobe Systems camps on uptake of Silverlight and Flash can be trusted
  • Two-years in, whether that controversial Microsoft and Novell deal was worth all the fuss
  • How Microsoft chief executive SteveO is handling the exit of Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang

Gavin and Mary-Jo are joined by seasoned Microsoft Watcher Steven Bink of Bink.nu and Macehiter Ward Dutton principal analyst Bola Rotibi.

Steven talks about what's cool in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, while Bola says the future is not AIR versus Silverlight - it's bigger than that. A word of caution for podcast purists: Steven was recorded via PC during the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), so you’ll get a brief spell of mono imbalance.

Listen either using our own player, below, or Ogg Vorbis. Microbite is also available as an MP3 download. ®

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