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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.

Windows Weekly (Video‪)‬ TWiT Tech Podcasts: Video

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    • 4.6 • 68 Ratings

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.

    • video
    Made in Raccoon City - MLX team layoffs, Clipchamp Essentials plan, OneDrive turns 15

    Made in Raccoon City - MLX team layoffs, Clipchamp Essentials plan, OneDrive turns 15

    MLX Team layoffs, Clipchamp Essentials plan, OneDrive turns 15

    Microsoft lays off its Modern Life Experiences teams, has perhaps halted almost all hiring. 
    Windows

    New build (22621.382) for the Windows 11 Insider Preview Release Preview channel - 22H2 is still being refined. But there's no blog post and the support page for this release 404s.
    New builds for Dev and Beta channels, and Devs get an ISO
    Windows Package Manager 1.3 arrives with support for portable apps
    Clipchamp has a single paid tier now but it's still too much. 
    Microsoft is making its emoji library available on GitHub and Figma
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft Edge 104 arrives
    DuckDuckGo to block Microsoft trackers after embarrassment 
    OneDrive turns 15 and Microsoft is redesigning its home page
    .NET/dev

    Visual Studio 2022 17.3 arrives with MAUI support, plus several .NET milestone releases
    Xbox

    Microsoft is FINALLY testing an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Family plan
    Xbox Series S gets a memory boost
    Microsoft is returning to Gamescom for some reason
    A white Elite controller leaks and it is horrible
    Unity picks Azure for its cloud developer tools
    Nintendo has sold over 111 million Switch consoles
    Tips and Picks

    Tip of the week: Upgrading/Upgraded to Windows 11? You need to look at this OneDrive setting
    App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac
    Enterprise pick of the week: Revisiting the M365-Office connectivity warning
    Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Entra Verified ID now generally available
    Beer pick of the week: Trillium Brewing Congress Street IPA
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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

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    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 hr 8 min
    • video
    A Mai Tai of Headwinds - Intel down, AMD up, the Windows 10 22H2 mystery continues

    A Mai Tai of Headwinds - Intel down, AMD up, the Windows 10 22H2 mystery continues

    Intel down, AMD up, the Windows 10 22H2 mystery continues

    Windows 10 22H2

    Microsoft enters the final test phase for Windows 10 22H2 before rollout - but doesn't announce what the new features are
    Microsoft said information about the "scoped features" will come later 
    Windows 11

    Dev channel got a new build today with Game Pass widget
    Beta Channel gets two new builds because of course it does
    Windows Subsystem for Android to get gamepad support
    Microsoft 365

    Outlook Lite arrives for low-end Android devices
    Uber emails are crashing Outlook
    Teams for Apple silicon Macs is rolling out 'in the coming months'
    More Earnings Learnings

    Apple: All businesses but iPhone and Services were down, and Services growth was half that of the past year, and they lost subscribers
    Amazon: Net loss because of Rivian investment, but AWS revenues jumped 33 percent YOY to $19.74 billion
    Intel: Net loss of $454 million on revenues of $15.3 billion, a decline of 22 percent year-over-year. Why? PCs
    AMD: Net income of $447 million on revenues of $6.6 billion in the quarter ending June 25, 2022
    Microsoft added more than 40,000 employees in the last year and is now well over 200K employees
    Xbox & Gaming

    Activision Blizzard limps through the quarter, and Microsoft disses them to pass regulatory approval
    Google is not killing Stadia. Yet
    Amazon Luna heads to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs
    PS5 sales plummet, but Sony finalizes Bungie acquisition
    Nintendo misses on earnings, sales down 4.7 percent
    Tips & Picks

    Tip of the week: Buy the PC you need, not the PC you might need
    App pick of the week: VMWare Fusion 22H2 for Mac
    Enterprise pick of the week: More Microsoft Defender products for defending all the things
    Codename pick of the week: Oasis
    Beer pick of the week: Deciduous Lollipop Forest
    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 hr 6 min
    • video
    No Code? Faux Code - Earnings Learnings 2022, Windows 11 22H2 review, Sound Schemes

    No Code? Faux Code - Earnings Learnings 2022, Windows 11 22H2 review, Sound Schemes

    Earnings Learnings 2022, Windows 11 22H2 review, Sound Schemes

    Microsoft earnings

    Microsoft reported that it earned a net income of $16.7 billion on revenues of $51.87 billion in the quarter ending June 30. 
    Microsoft discloses Teams usage numbers.
    This was the first time MSFT has missed on earnings since 2016 - and it adjusted its guidance in June too.
    Windows 11

    Paul reviewed Windows 11 22H2 and found lots of little improvements... but also little in the way of addressing feedback. 
    Also, let's recap the new servicing and Windows 12 rumors.
    Windows 10 22H2 is also coming with no new features.
    Microsoft Edge adds disk caching compression with v102.
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft now blocks external VBA macros by default.
    Ignite is coming October 12-14. It's a hybrid event with a few in-person venues worldwide.
    Dev

    The next .NET Conf will focus on .NET MAUI
    Power Platform now has over 7 million MAUs 
    Xbox

    Microsoft speeds Xbox Series X|S boot time by 5 seconds.
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Get to Sound schemes as quickly as possible
    App pick of the week: iA Writer
    Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 11 onboarding and deployment kits
    Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Office 2016 and 2019 users: Mark your calendars
    Beer Pick of the week: Hill Farmstead Charlie
    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:
    tanium.com/twit
    newrelic.com/windows
    itpro.tv/windows use code WW30

    • 2 hr 6 min
    • video
    Windows Ventura - New drop schedule, Cronos device, Netflix ads

    Windows Ventura - New drop schedule, Cronos device, Netflix ads

    Let's talk Windows 12! Or Win 11 X?

    Windows is moving to a new schedule, with major drops every three years and multiple smaller feature drops in between
    The next "major" Windows client release is coming in 2024. 
    What happens to the promised once-yearly feature releases like Win 11 22H2? And Windows 10?
    Will Microsoft end up supporting each Windows release going forward for three years?
    Let's talk about the canceled Surface Duo.

    A plastic Surface Duo 2 'lite'? Microsoft canceled it, but why (besides price) was this a thing at all?
    Qualcomm Technology Summit coming November 15
    What's happening with the rumored MS-Qualcomm exclusive deal, and what this will mean
    Microsoft and Netflix

    Microsoft wants to get more money and market share from ads.
    One analyst says this paves the way for Microsoft to buy Netflix.
    Inspire Partner Conference

    Excel Live: Viva Engage: Not a Facebook rip-off as some thought.
    Viva Engage: Not a Facebook rip-off as some thought.
    Microsoft's unified digital contact center: Microsoft's Nuance acquisition is already paying off
    Tips & Picks

    App pick 1: Unigram - Telegram for Windows
    App pick 2: Forza Horizon 5 Hotwheels
    Enterprise: Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty
    Codename: Project AirSim
    Hosts: Mary Jo Foley and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Rich Woods and Zac Bowden

    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:
    Secureworks.com/twit
    ClickUp.com use code WINDOWS
    infrascale.com/TWIT

    • 1 hr 48 min
    • video
    Mark-of-the-Web - Mid-Year Predictions, Dev Channel Build 25158, Search Highlights

    Mark-of-the-Web - Mid-Year Predictions, Dev Channel Build 25158, Search Highlights

    Mid-Year Predictions, Dev Channel Build 25158, Search Highlights

    Microsoft layoffs. Ahead of Q4 earnings on July 26
    What will happen with Windows 10 and 11 for the rest of this year?
    EdgeOS vs. ChromeOS?
    Where is Fluid?? Where is Teams 2.0?
    Windows

    New Dev Channel build 25158 out today that adds notification badging with widgets
    A closer look at the new Rufus 3.19 Windows 11 ISO capabilities 
    Patch Tuesday arrives. Gentlemen and ladies, start your updates
    Windows Autopatch is now GA and (maybe) here to help
    PC sales to fall in 2022 ... and for a LOT of reasons
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft plays rope-a-dope with Office VBA macro blocking
    Dev

    Microsoft announces EOL date for .NET Core 3.1
    Surface

    Surface Duo 2 gets camera improvements in the July update
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Back-to-school sale
    App pick of the week: PowerToys 0.60
    Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Wave 2 plans for 2022
    Codename pick of the week: Salus
    Beer pick of the week: A Deal With the Devil
    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:
    CDW.com/LenovoClient
    Nuvei.com

    • 1 hr 55 min
    • video
    Windows Leaky! The Livestream - Beta Channel split, Outlook Lite app, Rufus

    Windows Leaky! The Livestream - Beta Channel split, Outlook Lite app, Rufus

    Beta Channel split, Outlook Lite app, Rufus

    Windows 11

    Windows 11 is on over 20 percent of (consumer) PCs now
    Over 20 percent of Steam gamers are on Windows 11 now
    Windows Insider Beta Channel splits into 2, but this time there is a major (and positive) caveat
    What is an "enablement package"? When did this start? What is its use on 22H2?
    Microsoft's small improvements that no one seems to have noticed
    Windows Subsystem for Android updated for Insiders in the United States
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft is working on a Lite version of Outlook.
    Microsoft wants people to join the Family Insider Program
    Microsoft is trying to turn OneDrive into a social platform
    Former Microsoft exec Javier Soltero is leaving Google after just 2.5 years
    EU makes moves against Big Tech
    Xbox

    Microsoft announces the first Xbox Game Pass titles for July
    Microsoft to drop Xbox 360 titles from Games with Gold in October. 
    Samsung Gaming Hub brings Xbox Cloud Gaming (and more) to the 2022 Samsung Smart TVs
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Join the Halo Infinite network campaign co-op beta
    App pick of the week: Rufus (3.19 Beta or newer)
    Enterprise pick of the week: Azure capacity limits are continuing. What can you do?
    Enterprise pick 2 of the week: The Office 365 for IT Pros eBook (9th edition)
    Beer pick of the week: Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Du Kriek
    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:
    infrascale.com/TWIT
    canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT
    tanium.com/twit

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

random nickname is taken ,

Great episode

Mika and Mary Jo make a great team. Mary Jo’s guests were excellent. Its nice to hear some new voices and it’s nice to hear unfamiliar banter. Mary Jo should have her own show.

I especially liked hearing people make light of the negative stories and not drag it down into a bottomless pit of humorless despair.I like better when people don’t complain about every little thing.

It’s just windows, not the second coming of space Jesus. It doesn’t need to be all revelations and horribleness. Great job everyone.

RaceH2O ,

Best tech podcast for me

My primary tech podcast flor the IT field. If only it didn’t have Xbox stuff. Okay, kidding. Mostly. 😆

alissa914 ,

Entertaining show but that change in logo is bad

Please change that logo for the show. It really just looks bad. I didn’t believe it was a TWIT show when I first saw it. Then I saw the logo and wondered if it were fake. But yeah that logo should go

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