Episodes
Recall to be opt-in, Auto SR, new Xbox Series models Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/885 Sponsors: HP.com - WW - https://bit.ly/4adilko kolide.com/ww cachefly.com/twit
Published 06/12/24
Recall debate, orchestration, Bing turns 15 Attack of the Copilot+ PCs Nvidia: GeForce RTX AI PCs will get Copilot+ PC status ... some day AMD: Ryzen AI 300 series (laptops) and AMD Ryzen 9000 series (desktops) have 50 TOPS NPUs and an on-stage apology, er, admission, from Microsoft Intel: Lunar Lake delivers 48 TOPS NPU, new GPU Qualcomm - Don't forget us! We're going to go after every PC form factor there is Thinking about AI, NPUs, and local workloads - Is an orchestrator in our...
Published 06/05/24
Published 06/05/24
Bing outage, NVIDIA's record Q1 FY25, WPF's rebirth Windows 11 A quick look back at the Copilot+ PC launch Paul did end up making a video of each MacBook Air reference during last week's launch The Copilot+ PC event was also notable for its many references to the past: Paul counted at least 7 in the first 7 minutes alone After some soul-searching, Paul went all-in on Surface Laptop by canceling the first preorder and bulking it up with more RAM and storage Release Preview (last week):...
Published 05/29/24
Windows 11 and the Copilot+ PC Microsoft announces Copilot+ PC and our world collapses Microsoft announces new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop 13/15 as expected What the heck is this new bifurcation of features in Windows? Why? Paul ordered a Surface Laptop 15 the second Yusuf Mehdi said he could The other shoe finally drops: Every Copilot+ Pro PC has a fan. Is this a problem? Sorry, Chicken Little, Microsoft Recall is not a privacy concern Windows 11 is getting a lot of new security...
Published 05/22/24
Windows 11 Patch Tuesday Windows 11 gets those stupid lock screen widgets Snipping Tool is being updated with emojis and QR code scanning Microsoft is testing widgets in the Windows 11 Start menu New Dev and Beta builds Dell PCs based on Snapdragon X leak Microsoft 365 Microsoft Word gets a long-overdue overhaul to default paste AI OpenAI kicks off the week with its Spring Update Google I/O follows up with a Microsoft-style keynote Xbox Microsoft to launch Xbox mobile games...
Published 05/15/24
Microsoft is promising to put security first, again. Three features have been added to Windows 11 Canary build 26212. Microsoft shuts down some game developer studios under its Xbox Games Studios, including a popular one that published Hi-Fi RUSH. And Playstation recinds PSN account requirement for Helldivers 2 on PC. Microsoft & Security Microsoft promises to put security first. Again. Microsoft adds passkey support to Microsoft accounts. Windows 11 Windows 11 Canary build 26212...
Published 05/08/24
FY24 Q3 Earnings, AI Explorer, Github Copilot Workspace Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/879 Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT - code TWIT30 cachefly.com/twit
Published 05/01/24
Leo, Paul, and Richard steer towards the performance race as they speculate about how Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite/Plus PCs will compare to Apple Silicon MacBooks. What makes a laptop truly user-friendly? System reliability, UI consistency, battery life? Plus, the recent Fallout TV series, the practicality of using winget for browser installations, and how the ARM chipset switch is revving up the PC market. ARMed & ready Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X Plus and confirms Paul's...
Published 04/24/24
Backlash against tech criticism, Ralf Groene retires, Hardcore Software Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/877 Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT - code TWIT30 kolide.com/ww Melissa.com/twit
Published 04/17/24
On this episode, Paul shares his thoughts on the Snapdragon X Elite chip with Leo and Richard. Windows 11 24H2, AI, NPUs, and SoCs from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm are all on the way this year. But a schedule is finally starting to emerge. And it looks like we'll soon have answers to the questions about how or why AI will matter on PCs. Windows, AI, and the future Windows 11 version 24H2 - staggered release schedule as discussed last week Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite-based PCs in May/June -...
Published 04/10/24
Windows 11 version 24H2 is coming and you're not going to believe what happens next... and then again 6 months later Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Extended Security Updates pricing Paul reinstalled Windows 10 after three years on Windows 11. There's some good and some bad Multiple sources have revealed a staggered release schedule for Windows 11 version 24H2 Insider Builds Canary/Dev - Widgets improvements head out to more people Canary/Dev (today) - New build today with minor changes,...
Published 04/03/24
On Windows Weekly, Moment 5 has arrived as a Preview Update, Windows 10 gets a preview update, and Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 10 & Surface Laptop 6 for Business at a digital event. Designer and Copilot are coming to the Microsoft 365 mobile app. Would Microsoft develop a Windows-based gaming handheld device? And Canva acquires Affinity. Windows Moment 5 arrives as a Preview Update right on schedule - it's Week D, etc. Microsoft previously described this schedule in its DMA...
Published 03/27/24
On this episode, Paul, Richard, and Mikah talk AI developments, Windows 10 (yes, 10), Azure egress, and even VR gaming! Is the new Microsoft AI organization an "acquisition" in disguise? How did NVIDIA's recent GTC keynote go? Plus, why it makes sense for Apple to partner with Google for Gemini on iPhone. AI Reorg Microsoft has created a new Microsoft AI "organization" that reports directly to Satya Nadella Led by former Inflection co-founders and staffed in part by several ex-Inflection...
Published 03/20/24
Can we have a Windows experience tailored for enterprise efficiency? Paul, Richard, and Mikah unpack the freshest updates from Windows 11's March 2024 Patch Tuesday, dissect Microsoft's transparency behind Midnight Blizzard's November attack, and speculate on Microsoft's much-anticipated Surface/AI event. Plus, Paul offers insights from his time with Copilot Pro's custom GPT builder. Windows 11 Patch Tuesday new features: Phone Link settings is renamed to Mobile devices, USB 80 Gbps...
Published 03/13/24
This week, Paul, Richard, and Leo unpack the twice-delayed unveiling of Moment 5 for Windows 11 and the long list of small features it brings to users, alongside whispers of new Surface devices on the horizon. Plus, they dissect the implications of Elon Musk's critical eye on OpenAI and the captivating prospect of upscaling classic adventure games via DirectSR. "Moment 5" Moment 5 is here. Sort of. In preview. Well, some features This was supposed to happen before last week's Windows...
Published 03/06/24
The newest version of Windows 11 is entering a new rollout phase. Some new exciting hardware from Lenovo emerged from this year's Mobile World Congress. And Paul has been using Copilot Pro for some time and is quite happy with it so far! Windows Windows 11 version 23H2 enters a new rollout phase - the "you're getting it whether you want it or not" phase. Canary: Wi-Fi 7 support, 16 new actions for Windows (+13 there already), separates from Dev channel again. Photos app to get...
Published 02/28/24
Microsoft's big Xbox strategy event was exactly what Paul expected it was going to be. Hopefully, this calmed some nerves. Xbox strategy reveal It was going to be about Activision Blizzard originally (nailed it) All first-party games will be in Game Pass on day one (as is the case now) Game Pass will only be on Xbox (whatever "Xbox" means as it's on PC too) The strategy is unchanged: Meet gamers where they are But the best experience is on Xbox (this is like going from "Windows only"...
Published 02/21/24
On this spicy episode of Windows Weekly, Paul, Leo, and Richard try to pronounce "Sudo," watch an expensive Copilot ad, marvel at big Arm revenues, discuss the latest in internet browser news, and debate the FTC's motivations as they go after Microsoft once again! Windows 11 Big changes in Insider, with Canary and Dev moving to the same 24H2 builds Windows 11 is going to get its AI moment this year With the announcement of 24H2, does that mean nothing big mid-year as rumors suggested?...
Published 02/14/24
One year of Copilot, Arc's Act II, Mozilla Monitor Plus Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/867 Sponsor: cachefly.com/twit
Published 02/07/24
Microsoft announced Tuesday that it earned a net income of $21.9 billion on revenues of $62 billion in the quarter ending December 31, 2023. Those figures are up 33 percent and 18 percent, respectively, year-over-year (YOY) Intelligent Cloud: Azure, AI Microsoft's biggest business unit delivered $25.9 billion in revenue, up 20 percent YOY and driven primarily by its Azure cloud platform Azure revenues were up 30 percent in the quarter, 6 points of which Microsoft attributed to "AI...
Published 01/31/24
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo, Paul, and Richard cover Microsoft's recent hack, new Windows Insider updates, Copilot Pro's image creativity, various browsers, education's compatibility with generative AI, Halo Infinite's slowdown, Notion's calendar service, and Japanese whisky. Microsoft was hacked A Russia-backed hacker group infiltrated a legacy system and gained access to executive emails This is triggering an escalation in Microsoft's security makeover either way Windows...
Published 01/24/24
Outlook, privacy, and the terribleness of Big Tech New Outlook Decried as a "Surveillance Tool for Targeted Advertising One perspective: How terrible are other companies like Google and Meta? But also, how terrible are Windows 11, Teams, Microsoft Edge, etc? Supreme Court refuses to hear Epic v. Apple appeals So, Epic wins on one important count, being able to communicate to their own customers But Apple is still being terrible because it can be. Will the EU finally take care of this?...
Published 01/17/24
It's CES, so let's observe a moment of silence for all the stupid #*$% our colleagues are covering right now! But there is some wheat in the chaff, of course Intel announces 14th Gen Core desktop and mobile chips. But wasn't Meteor Lake was mobile only? PC makers announce a lot of Meteor Lake PCs: Acer, Acer again, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, more, plus the MSI Claw mobile gaming handheld and the first ASUS NUC! Paul's been using an HP Spectre x360 14 for the past month, what's the AI stuff...
Published 01/10/24
Microsoft finally kills Windows Mixed Reality Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft revealed that its long-dead WMR platform is now officially dead Windows 11 Moment 5 is allegedly coming in February Microsoft quietly reissues Windows 11 version 23H2 installation media Microsoft kills install from web capabilities in Windows App Installer (MSIX) Dev (today): Richer weather experience on Lock, more Voice access improvements Canary (today): Same Voice access changes, no more WordPad or...
Published 01/03/24