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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.

Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.

Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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    We Need More October - Windows Subsystem for Android & the Army's AR Headset

    We Need More October - Windows Subsystem for Android & the Army's AR Headset

    Windows Subsystem for Android & the Army's AR Headset

    Microsoft releases the first preview of its Windows Subsystem for Android
    Microsoft Publishes Windows Subsystem for Android Guidelines for Devs
    First Android Apps Preview Comes to ... the Beta Channel?
    Microsoft starts testing 'Update Stack Packages' to help streamline the Windows updating process
    Microsoft fixes AMD CPU performance issue with new Windows 11 test build
    Windows 11 known issues and notifications | Microsoft Docs
    Releasing Windows 10 Build 19043.1319 (21H1) to Release Preview Channel | Windows Insider Blog
    Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1319 (21H2) to Release Preview Channel | Windows Insider Blog
    Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22483 | Windows Insider Blog


    The U.S. Army's AR Headset

    U.S. Army postpones its $22 billion Microsoft augmented-reality headset deliverables to late 2022


    Developers

    Microsoft Officially Deprecates UWP
    vscode.dev Visual Studio Code for the Web
    Learn to build great Progressive Web Apps - Microsoft Edge Blog


    Xbox

    Microsoft to Celebrate Xbox 20th Anniversary with Back-to-Back Game Launches
    Microsoft Announces More Game Pass Titles for October
    Minecraft is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC
    Microsoft Releases Final Seasonal Update for Halo: MCC
    Microsoft's Xbox Mini Fridge Arrives
    Xbox Hosts a Retro Indie Game Sale


    Tips and picks

    Hardware pick of the week: Luna Display
    App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 17.1
    Enterprise pick of the week: SysInternals is in the Microsoft Store
    Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Stack HCI 21H2 is out
    Beer pick of the week: Fifth Hammer Scary Spice

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Token Woof - Global Azure Outage, Ally.io Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022

    Token Woof - Global Azure Outage, Ally.io Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022

    Global Azure Outage, Ally.io Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022

    Yep, Microsoft is Updating Notepad for Windows 11 Too
    AMD-Based PCs Suffer a 3-15 Percent Performance Hit with Windows 11
    Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 a separate app in the Microsoft Store
    It's Official: The PC Market Stalled in Q3


    Azure & Cloud

    Global Azure outage knocked out virtual machines, other VM-dependent services
    Business as usual for Azure customers despite 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure
    Microsoft Blames Russia for Most Nation-State Cyberattacks


    Microsoft 365

    EU regulators asking Teams rivals about Microsoft's bundling practices, per Slack's 2020 complaint
    Microsoft acquires objectives and key results vendor Ally.io and plans to add it to Viva
    Smooth Scrolling is Coming to Excel for Windows
    Amazon Embraces Hybrid Work


    Developer

    Microsoft delivers near-final VS 2022 Release Candidate and designates November 8 as GA date
    Microsoft to Launch Visual Studio 2022 on November 8


    Xbox

    Microsoft Embraces Right to Repair
    Microsoft Announces 20th Anniversary Xbox Hardware
    Quake Gets a Big Update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5


    Tips and picks

    App pick of the week: Start11 RC
    App pick of the week: Vivaldi 4.3
    Enterprise pick of the week: Ignite sessions are live now
    Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Emissions Impact Dashboard
    Beer pick of the week: Allagash Ghoulschip

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Bloomberry Compote Swirls - Windows 11 is here, as is Mary Jo's Bloomberry ice cream.

    Bloomberry Compote Swirls - Windows 11 is here, as is Mary Jo's Bloomberry ice cream.

    Windows 11 is here, as is Mary Jo's Bloomberry ice cream.

    Windows 11 is Generally Available
    Windows 11 Review: Fresh, Familiar, Incomplete
    Microsoft's Windows 11: How to get it now (or later)
    Windows 11's Broken Promises
    Let's Fix Windows 11
    Mozilla Firefox is Coming to the Microsoft Store


    A new generation of Surface PCs and devices arrives

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8 First Impressions
    Hands-On with the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
    Hands-On with the Surface Slim Pen 2
    Hands-On with the Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse
    Mary Jo Foley tries Windows 11 Bloomberry ice cream


    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft's new non-subscription Office 2021 starts at $150 and arrives on October 5
    Microsoft to add new education-focused M365 A1 per-device subscription plan
    Microsoft's Cloud for Financial Services to be generally available November 1


    Xbox

    Xbox Console Shortage to Last Into 2022
    Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for October
    Xbox Cloud Gaming Expands to New Countries
    Microsoft Reveals Forza Horizon 5 PC Requirements
    Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members with EA Play Can Join the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Starting Today - Xbox Wire
    Twitch Suffers from Massive Leak


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Turn off installed apps in Start's Recommended section in Windows 11
    App pick of the week: Start11 gets a big update
    Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 11 Security Baseline is now available
    Codename pick of the week: Project Beluga
    Beer pick of the week: Transmitter S1X Wild Blueberry Saison

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Candy Bar Cereal - Windows 11 Eve

    Candy Bar Cereal - Windows 11 Eve

    Windows 11 launches soon

    Redesigned Microsoft Paint Heads to Public Testing
    Microsoft Whiteboard is Getting a Big Update
    Microsoft Leaks New Media App for Windows 11


    More Windows News

    Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22468
    Windows 11 Heads to Release Preview
    Epic Games is Coming to the Microsoft Store in Windows 11
    Opera, Yandex browsers and the Amazon and Epic storefronts are coming to the new Microsoft Store
    Windows 10 Version 21H1 Jumps to 38 Percent Usage


    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft Announces Coming Skype Features
    Microsoft Brings New Phone Features to Teams


    Xbox

    Microsoft Brings Dolby Vision to Xbox Series X|S
    New Microsoft Edge Lands on Xbox
    Microsoft Reveals Games with Gold for October
    Minecraft Dungeons is Available on Steam


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: You can upgrade to Windows 11 right now
    Tip of the week: New Docking/Undocking Experience
    Enterprise pick of the week: SysInternals virtual conference with MarkR
    Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft's administrator portals at your fingertips
    Codename picks of the week: Zeus, Nabu, Kahuku, Caspar, Luca, Moro
    Cocktail pick of the week: Oh Rickey, You're So Lime

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Muff Mode - Microsoft Surface Event 2021

    Muff Mode - Microsoft Surface Event 2021

    Microsoft unveils a new generation of Surface PCs and devices

    The Surface is Back, Baby
    Microsoft refreshes its Surface PC portfolio including Android-based Duo 2
    Surface Laptop Studio Specs and Photo Gallery
    Surface Pro 8 Specs and Photo Gallery
    Surface Go 3 Specs and Photo Gallery
    Surface Duo 2 Specs and Photo Gallery
    Microsoft takes another crack at a dual-screen Android phone with Duo 2
    Surface Pro X Photo Gallery
    Surface Peripherals Photo Gallery
    Surface, Can You Spare a Part?


    HP PCs

    HP Launches 16-Inch Spectre x360, Consumer PCs, and Peripherals


    Windows 11

    Microsoft Issues Near-Final Build of Windows 11
    Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Photos App Redesign
    Microsoft is readying a new Windows Server certification


    Office

    Microsoft makes its non-subscription Office LTSC release available for Windows, Mac


    Tips and picks

    App pick of the week: PC Health Check
    App pick of the week: PowerToys
    Enterprise pick of the week: Choose your OS for the new Surface devices
    Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 11 requirements hit VMs
    Beer pick of the week: Torch & Crown Welcome Back

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

    Sponsors:
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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Now 99.8% Crash-Free - Teams hybrid meetings, Windows 11 updates, passwordless Microsoft accounts

    Now 99.8% Crash-Free - Teams hybrid meetings, Windows 11 updates, passwordless Microsoft accounts

    Microsoft talks hybrid work, Teams

    A study of Microsoft employees shows how remote work puts productivity and innovation at risk
    Microsoft readies more Teams hybrid meeting features; frees up more LinkedIn remote-work courses
    Microsoft acquires student-tutor collaboration platform TakeLessons
    Microsoft No Longer Plans a Return to Office Date
    Brad Smith is Now the Vice Chairman of Microsoft


    Windows 11

    Microsoft slammed the Magic Windows shut on Insiders testing Windows 11
    Microsoft Says No to WOA Support on M1 Macs
    Analysis: Microsoft's Windows 11 Performance Claims
    Dev and Beta Channels Get New Windows 11 Builds
    Microsoft Releases New Dev Build of Windows 11
    Mozilla Bypasses Default Apps Interface in Windows 11
    The First Windows 11 Ad is ... Curious


    Microsoft accounts go passwordless

    Microsoft Account Goes Passwordless


    Microsoft Dev

    Microsoft Delays .NET MAUI to Mid-2022


    Xbox

    You Can Now Stream Games From Consoles or the Cloud to Windows 10
    Microsoft Announces More Game Pass Titles for September


    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Remove the password from your Microsoft account
    App pick of the week: Microsoft Authenticator
    Enterprise pick of the week: Patch your Linux VMs on Azure right now
    Codename pick of the week: Project Rocket
    Beer pick of the week: Grimm Pina Pop Sour

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

    Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

    Sponsor:
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    • 2 hrs 26 min

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