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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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    • 4.7 • 73 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
    Largely Pain-Free - Photos app update, Intel 13th Gen Core Desktop CPUs, Microsoft Viva expansion

    Largely Pain-Free - Photos app update, Intel 13th Gen Core Desktop CPUs, Microsoft Viva expansion

    Windows 

    A quick update on Windows 11 22H2 update availability.
    Microsoft begins testing the new Photos app that will come with the October update.
    Edge team has a plan to make PWA more native ... and on Linux and Mac, too!
    Can Intel crack the code on Windows/iPhone interop? Dell did, but that app has been killed.
    Bye-bye, SwiftKey for iOS
    Intel announces 13th-Gen Core desktop chipsets. Guess what? more cores!
    Microsoft 365

    The new unified Outlook app for Windows (project Monarch) is going out to more testers, getting some missing features.
    Study results show that Teams is an OS/platform and needs app store-like protections.
    Microsoft expands Viva.
    Surface

    Surface Studio 3 shows up at FCC
    Xbox

    Nadella "very confident" Activision/Blizzard deal will be OKd by regulators. As he should be.
    Logitech announces an Xbox Cloud Gaming handheld
    Microsoft may let Xbox users mute startup sounds
    E3 is coming back next for some reason
    Microsoft announces a new camo wireless controller with charging dock
    Tips and Picks

    Tip of the week: Windows 11 Field Guide update
    App pick of the week: WindowBlinds 11 open beta
    Enterprise pick of the week: SharePoint Server Subscription Edition moves to a twice-yearly update schedule
    Codename pick of the week: Surface codename-palooza
    Beer pick of the week: Ayinger Celebrator
    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.

    Sponsors:
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    • video
    no@thankyou.com - Win11 version 22H2 arrival, Fall Surface launch date, "Intel Processor"

    no@thankyou.com - Win11 version 22H2 arrival, Fall Surface launch date, "Intel Processor"

    Windows 11 version 22H2 Arrives!

    Repeat after me: you use the Windows 11 2022 Update to upgrade to Windows 11 version 2022. Got it? Good. Because Microsoft does not.
    Windows 11 upgrade remains free, the hardware requirements are unchanged.
    Seekers with no blocking holds can use Windows Update or the Installation Assistant.
    Build number is 22621.521. Except when it isn't. (There are at least three, including .382 and .105)
    Paul has tried to upgrade several PCs. You'll never believe what happened next.
    Some features are coming in an October update, including tabs for File Explorer, updates to Photos app, new Taskbar overflow experience, and improved Nearby Share.
    Managed businesses will not get post-22H2 interim updates ... until 22H3. With one hilarious caveat.
    New business features are mostly security-related. But some of the best new features are for consumers too.
    New gaming features in Windows 11 22H2.
    New accessibility features.
    A theory about how Microsoft's A-B testing in the Beta channel previewed how 22H2 builds will work going forward, split between Home/Pro (features on) and Ent/Edu (features off).
    Plus: New Insider Preview builds today for some reason.
    New Photos app is now rolling out to Insiders.
    What about Windows 10 version 22H2?

    It's arriving in October
    No idea on new features, if any
    Hardware

    The Fall Surface launch date is official: October 12
    Intel to rebrand Pentium, Celeron. How the mighty have fallen
    More Microsoft

    Microsoft Teams has a major new vulnerability. Microsoft: "Eh"
    Power Platform just got some interesting new features, all in the name of "Collaboration Apps"
    Microsoft Learn subsumes Docs, just like it did Channel 9. Hopefully not just like.
    Canva is creating a Docs web app, will take on Notion, Microsoft 365
    The merged version of OneNote is coming in October
    Xbox

    Xbox September Update is here
    Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming machine with Xbox Game Pass
    Microsoft quietly changed how DRM works on Xbox.
    Here are the rest of September's Xbox Game Pass titles
    Hacker breaks into Rockstar, leaks lots of GTA VI footage
    Xbox app for Windows updated with HowLongToBeat integration and better performance
    Tips and Picks

    Tip of the week: Enable Smart App Control
    App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta
    Enterprise pick of the week: Power Up
    Developer pick of the week: Microsoft CTO of Azure Mark Russinovich is all in on Rust
    Beer Pick of the week:  Firestone Walker Maple Parabola
    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:
    newrelic.com/windows
    Secureworks.com/twit
    Melissa.com/twit

    • 2 hr 24 min
    • video
    The Faffinator - Notifications rant, Bonnie Ross leaves, Goldeneye 007, listener questions!

    The Faffinator - Notifications rant, Bonnie Ross leaves, Goldeneye 007, listener questions!

    Windows 11

    Last week, Build 25197 came to the Dev channel and brings back the tablet-optimized Taskbar
    This week, we got build 25201 with an expanded widgets view that's almost full-screen and ISOs.
    Separately, Dev channel Insiders got two updates: the Calculator app is now ARM64 native, and the Media Player app got a new shortcut so you can edit the current video in Clipchamp.
    Builds 22621.598 and 22622.598 headed to the Beta channel earlier this week, removing the ability to uninstall apps with dependencies.
    Surface

    Google kills Pixelbook as part of a cost-cutting measure. Should Microsoft kill Surface?
    Consider: Google needed to establish Chromebook as a viable laptop alternative. Microsoft did not.
    Microsoft Ignite

    You can now register for Microsoft Ignite, which is happening October 12-14.
    Dev

    You can now install .NET runtimes and SDKs using the Windows Package Manager
    Xbox

    The head of 343 Industries abruptly steps down. Coincidence?
    Sony chief: Microsoft lied about Activision Blizzard and Call of Duty
    Microsoft is experimenting with the Xbox Dashboard
    Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox consoles
    Goldeneye 007, the original console first-person shooter, is coming to Xbox Game Pass
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Remix your Teams ringtone
    App pick of the week: Voxel Doom
    Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Space: The family is expanding
    Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: PatchTuesday.com
    Beer pick of the week: Grimm Festooning
    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
    CDW.com/LenovoClient
    ClickUp.com use code WINDOWS

    • 2 hr 18 min
    • video
    AMD's Circular Slide Rule - Mica Alt, USB4 Version 2.0, Teams Rooms Pro, Halo Infinite Co-op

    AMD's Circular Slide Rule - Mica Alt, USB4 Version 2.0, Teams Rooms Pro, Halo Infinite Co-op

    Mica Alt, USB4 Version 2.0, Teams Rooms Pro, Halo Infinite Co-op

    Windows 11

    Windows 11 22H2 inches towards release with SDK, WDK/EWDK releases
    Windows 11 to get new visual effect
    Xbox subscription into coming to Settings in Windows 11
    PCs/hardware

    PC sales will fall in 2022 and 2023 now
    AMD announces new naming convention for PC mobile chips
    Lenovo announces 16-inch ThinkPad X1 Fold
    Here comes USB4 Version 2.0
    Army to get its first HoloLens delivery
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft splits Teams Rooms into free/paid tiers
    Microsoft is killing its Scheduler meeting coordination service
    Xbox

    UK CDMA complains about Activision Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft makes concessions
    Microsoft announces Elite Controller Core ... which explains the white version rumors
    Good news/bad news for Halo Infinite
    Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family is real. Just not here.
    Here are the first Game Pass titles for September
    Xbox party chat gets AI-based noise reduction
    Tips & Picks

    Tip of the week: Customize your Windows 11 privacy settings
    App pick of the week: PowerToys 0.62
    Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Stream mobile app gets a do-over
    Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft eCDN
    Beer pick of the week: Apple2 (squared)
    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:
    canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT
    UnifyMeeting.com code WW
    tanium.com/twit

    • 1 hr 59 min
    • video
    Arbiter of Lies - Windows 8 User Experience, Ryzen 7000 series, Arm sues Qualcomm

    Arbiter of Lies - Windows 8 User Experience, Ryzen 7000 series, Arm sues Qualcomm

    Windows 8 User Experience, Ryzen 7000 series, Arm sues Qualcomm 

    Windows

    Jensen Harris has come out against the Windows 11 Start menu.
    AMD launches Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs
    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft Outlook is picking up Microsoft To-Do integration.
    Microsoft to drop its Kaizala group-messaging service in 2023.
    Cloud

    Microsoft addresses its EU-based cloud licensing issues...No, it doesn't.
    Microsoft brings Arm-powered VMs to Azure - Ubuntu couldn't be happier, but it's not just Ubuntu
    It's been a tough couple of days for folks running Ubuntu VMs on Azure. (Blame DNS. Always)
    Semi-related (thanks to AKS): Microsoft continues to plod along in trying to move M365 to Azure
    Surface

    Microsoft might consolidate Surface Pro/Pro X brands
    Xbox

    No price hike for Xbox
    September Games with Gold includes Portal 2!
    Humble Games titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass
    Microsoft tests a unified gaming library on Xbox
    White Elite Controller rumors continue
    First it was PCs, but now Sony is going after mobile gaming too
    Tips and picks

    App pick of the week: ImageGlass
    App pick of the week #2: NextDNS
    Tip of the week: First, do what you can to protect yourself from trackers
    Enterprise pick of the week: SelfX
    Codename pick of the week: CBL-Mariner
    Beer pick of the week: Abomination Brewing Drippy Popsicle
    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:
    itpro.tv/windows use code WW30
    infrascale.com/TWIT

    • 2 hr 7 min
    • video
    Thurrant of the Century - The Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows 95's 27th birthday, Edge Sidebar

    Thurrant of the Century - The Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows 95's 27th birthday, Edge Sidebar

    The Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows 95's 27th birthday, Edge Sidebar

    Windows 11

    It looks like Microsoft will call the 22H2 update the "Windows 11 2022 Update."
    Today is the 27th anniversary of the launch of Win 95.
    New Win 11 test builds for Dev and Beta channels. Mostly fixes.
    New test build in the Release Preview channel for those on Win 11 22H2. Some minor feature updates.
    Edge gets a sidebar. For some reason.
    Microsoft 365

    Outlook Mobile is now displaying even more ads. And Outlook.com (and other Outlooks) are making ads look like unread emails!
    The pilot of ads in Search in the Microsoft Store begins!
    The new unified Outlook app (Project Monarch) now supports personal accounts (for Office Insiders in the beta channel).
    Microsoft is planning to add a boatload (official term) of features to Whiteboard.
    IoT

    Google is exiting the IoT market. But Microsoft isn't. Why?
    Xbox

    Microsoft brings more Wolfenstein and Quake titles to PC Game Pass.
    GeForce NOW can stream 1440p/120 fps in Chrome and Edge.
    Sony finally takes on the Xbox Elite controller.
    Alexa Game Control is coming to Xbox, PC games soon. Why?
    Tips and picks

    Tip of the week: Catch the MAUI .NET Conf on replay
    App pick of the week: Death Stranding for PC Game Pass
    Enterprise pick of the week: ACS for Teams hits GA
    Codename pick of the week: O'Hare
    Beer pick of the week: Japas Cervejaria Kasato Maru
    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:
    kolide.com/ww
    CDW.com/LenovoClient
    newrelic.com/windows

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 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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