File Explorer access keys, Edge Workspaces public preview, Xbox Remix Special Edition Controller
Happy birthday, Microsoft
Microsoft turned 48 this week (April 4). It took a wrong left turn in Albuquerque
New Beta channel build adds Access Keys to File Explorer, Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC), and, yes, a new Bing button on the Taskbar
Microsoft Edge Workspaces now in limited public preview
Oh you didn't think the new Bing was free, did you?...
Week D production-quality updates, revamped widgets board, Microsoft Teams redesign
Microsoft debuts new Windows 11 features in Preview. And now we have a new updating schedule!
Coming via Canary: another Widgets UX update
Surface Hub 2S is still a thing and will be upgradeable to Teams Rooms OS soon
You can hide the Bing button in Edge 111.x now
As expected, Microsoft announces Teams 2.0 with Apple-like improvement claims
AI o' the week
Microsoft Loop preview FINALLY arrives
Microsoft Loop web app launches in public preview for MSA and work/school accounts - Yeah, it's a Notion rip-off. Alarmingly so.
Now, Microsoft is testing Windows 11 features first in Release Preview
New Dev channel build: Seconds in the system tray is a game changer! /s
Minor changes coming to default apps
Based on a single hardware review, it appears that 13th Gen Intel Core processors have the same problem with docks and hubs as do...
OpenAI's GPT-4 released, KB5023706 update, YouTube Music
Moment 2 is official; mostly a solid update
The ensh*ttification of Windows/Microsoft 365 continues: Microsoft Word, Paint, Teams, and Edge
AI all the things
One wonders, if everything is AI, is anything AI?
OpenAI releases ChatGPT 4
Microsoft "reveals" it was using an early version all along, duh
BING CHATBOT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE
Bing will move Chatbot responses to the top of search results
Microsoft adds Windows 12 to the Insider Program
Last week's feature release shows you how these Insider channels map to the next release, which is sometimes a Moment now and not just a formal Feature Update. Don't worry. They didn't tell anyone that.
Canary - big changes that need lots of incubation time (e.g. kernel changes), no release target
Dev - changes that need incubation, no release target
Beta- testing changes targeting the next release
Release preview - testing changes that...
New features in KB5022913 update, Microsoft's defense of Activision Blizzard bid
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell
For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/818
Microsoft FINALLY brings Windows 11 on Arm support to Apple Silicon Macs
A new Release Preview build shows us what the next Moment update will look like
New Beta channe builds are a bit less interesting
More PC maker fallout with Lenovo revenues down 24 percent in Q4
Bing AI is a lying liar who lies. Questions about Microsoft releasing it in this state continue
After many Bing AI freakouts, Microsoft limits the length of chats... and then it bumps up the length a bit just a...
The AI morning after
A week after the irrational exuberance, reality sets in. It's still Bing. And it's still competing against Google
Microsoft shares an update on Bing AI rollout
Google employees were not amused at botched Bard announcement
Microsoft to add AI to Office in March
Everyone is doing AI now. Including Opera and Notion
New Windows 11 Dev build adds more live captions
IE was disabled in Windows 11 on Patch Tuesday. It's dead, Jim
2FA is coming to Windows 11....
WORLD WAR AI
OpenAI announces ChatGPT Plus
Google responds to ChatGPT with Bard
Microsoft announces AI-powered Bing and Edge.
Google hosted its own AI event and it announced multi-search, Maps improvements, and Translate improvements, and discussed how AI can make life better
Semi-related: Paul was let into the Notion AI beta
Paul has some thoughts about Windows 12 and what an AI-based Windows could look like
Ads are coming to the Microsoft Store. FINALLY
New Insider build...
Halo engine switch, Intel Q4 2022 revenues, Ground News
Skipping the Windows 11 upgrade? Microsoft will force-feed it to you soon
Related: Microsoft is using dark patterns to get people to upgrade to 11
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25290 heads to Dev channel with new Spotify and Phone Link widgets, new Start menu "exploration"
Screen recording in Snipping Tool rolls out to users in Windows Insider Beta channel
Since Microsoft's mixed earnings last week,...
F23Q2 analysis, the subscription future, Microsoft 365 Insider program
Microsoft announced a net income of $16.4 billion on revenues of $52.7 billion for the quarter ending December 31. Net income decreased by 12 percent year-over-year (YOY) in the time period while revenue was up just 2 percent. It was a mixed quarter, at best, and below expectations.
Intelligent Cloud delivered $21.5 billion in revenues in the quarter, up 18 percent YOY.
Productivity and Business Processes was...
AI for the consumer client side, HoloLens request rejected, Azure DevOps
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella informs employees of 10,000 layoffs
Is Surface on the cutting block?
Amazon to layoff 18,000
Welcome to the AI era
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirms Microsoft's AI moves: Azure Open AI service, ChatGPT APIs, and infusing AI across the entire Microsoft stack
This is a much bigger deal than Microsoft's pivot to the cloud 20 years ago because it infuses everything that it...
Fungible, rounded corners, Xbox Oreos, the AI wave
Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019
Surface Pro X, also from 2019, featured the first-ever NPU in a Surface product
Eye contact announced in 2020 - requires NPU
Windows Studio Effects announced at hybrid work event in April 2021 - adds Voice clarity, Voice focus, Automatic framing, Portrait blur, and Background blur to Eye contact
Windows Dev Kit 2023 (Volterra) arrives in late 2022 with NPU
Did Microsoft just soft announce...
Notepad tabs, Stack Overflow 2022 developer survey, LastPass alternatives
Microsoft's next Moment for Windows 11 is on the way
Microsoft is testing tabs in Notepad internally
This is what we're reduced to with the Windows 11 team, a 25-year old debate about MDI and SDI
Google is changing the Chrome release schedule again... no word from the Edge team
Bing is reportedly going to get a ChatGPT upgrade to take on Google Search
Intel announces 13th Gen Core...
Looking back on the year in Microsoft, from Paul's rants to Mary Jo's beer! The world of Windows has had one wild 2022!
Activision Blizzard acquisition begins
Autocorrect/autocomplete baffles Mary Jo!
Experimenting with Ads in File Explorer!? Uh oh!
Farewell to Clippy/Gottfried
DuckDuckGo's controversial Microsoft problem
Interrupted by a crisis in Leo's office!
Zac Bowden & Rich Woods discuss the new Windows update schedule
Live widget notifications are annoying!
Microsoft in 2022: the good, the bad, the meh
Activision Blizzard. It's the gift that keeps on giving. I mean, Brazil OKed the deal. COME ON
Microsoft Teams turned 5. Is it unstoppable? (Stack is asking for a friend)
Games in Teams?
Just one feature update per year? Just kidding! Microsoft released Windows 10 version 22H2 in October. Since then, we've seen the unexpected, largely (or completely) untested rollout of three new features: Search "pill," Task Manager access from the Taskbar,...
FTC sues to block Activision Blizzard acquisition
FTC goes after Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The FTC's action against Microsoft is ridiculous given the real-world abuses by Amazon, Apple, Google, and Meta
Did the FTC lie about Microsoft? And what does this say about its case?
Spencer: Sony wants to make PlayStation bigger by making Xbox smaller
Microsoft offered to bring Call of Duty to PlayStation Plus
Microsoft offered the FTC a legally-binding consent decree to...
There have been major moves in the Activision Blizzard drama this week
Brad Smith publicly lays out Microsoft's argument for the acquisition
Smith compares Sony to Blockbuster
He complains about Apple and Google app stores, but this deal won't help
He confirms that Microsoft offer Sony a 10-year Call of Duty contract
Microsoft comes to 10-year Call of Duty agreement with Nintendo, Steam... and then heads to Washington D.C. to explain to the FTC how Sony never even responded to this...
New Microsoft 365 additions, Reset this PC, Revolver: Special Edition
A quick look at "moments" and what it means for the future of Windows. The October/November update was a moment. There will be big moments and little moments. Also, moments is a terrible name for this.
Microsoft issues its last Preview Update for Windows 10/11 of 2022
Windows Insider: New Dev channel build adds VPN status, search design tests
Games for Work in Teams
Schedule send in Teams...
Ten years of advertising in Windows, and it's about to get even worse
Dev channel: Windows 11 build 25247
The Windows Subsystem for Linux is now generally available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and 11
Qualcomm reveals new 'Oryon' CPU to be used in Windows on ARM PCs
HP announces financial results, with PC business falling off a cliff and layoffs looming
AMD CEO comments on industry issues to CNBC
Windows 10 version 22H2 is...
Surface Pro 9 Liberty Special Edition, Xbox Transparency Report, Task Manager Improvements
Beta channel: Microsoft starts testing Task Manager improvements
Photos app integration with iCloud is now available
Windows App SDK 1.2 is here
Independent report faults Microsoft on employee discrimination and harassment, it will do better
The Office mobile app is losing two sharing features as it transitions to Microsoft 365
Games are coming to...
"Hey, Github!" voice coding, KB5019980 update, Control Freak
Why Windows 11 usage is down so low and what Microsoft could do to fix that
Microsoft ships the "November update for Windows 11 22H2
A different Search button on the Taskbar
New Beta channel build adds* three new features
Zoom launches Mail and Calendar beta to take on Google Workspaces and M365
Microsoft moves to kill custom domains in Outlook.com ... again
Microsoft brings certificate-based...
New Dev & Beta builds, Phone Link update, Joe Belfiore, Modern Warfare II
New Dev build today: Build 25236 feature a minor change to the Windows 11 search experience and a Store UX update
Dev Build 25231 adds the tablet-optimized taskbar for all Insiders, and the ability to rearrange icons in the (new) System tray
Beta Build 22623.875 also adds the tablet-optimized taskbar for all Insiders (who are getting new features), plus Taskbar-based access to Task Manager
Q1 FY23 Earnings, Q2 pessimism, Sinofsky reflects on Windows 8
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott
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Microsoft rolls out optional October update for Windows 11 22H2, adding tabbed File Explorer
New to the Dev channel: Some stack orchestrator and other minor updates
New to the Beta channel: System tray updates
Microsoft showed off a new Windows 11 UI with a floating taskbar at Ignite
Paul is (temporarily) using Microsoft Edge again and has some thoughts
Paul's review of the Snapdragon-based ThinkPad X13s
Windows 10 22H2 is here
Microsoft 365 and cloud