Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Aug 4th 2021

Windows Weekly 736

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Windows 11 comes to the Beta Channel
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Category: News

Windows 11: Now in the Beta Channel

  • Windows 11 Comes to the Insider Beta Channel
  • Windows 11 Tip: Change Default Apps
  •  Intel Exec Leaks Thunderbolt 5
  •  Microsoft Adds “My Day” Pane to, Outlook on the Web

Windows 365/Cloud PC launches, pricing revealed

  •  Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service will range from $20 to $162 per user per month
  •  Microsoft Pauses Free Trials of Windows 365
  •  Hands-On with Microsoft Windows 365
  •  Hands-On with Windows 365 on Mac, Chromebook, and iPad

Microsoft mandates COVID-19 vaccinations

  •  Microsoft to require COVID-19 vaccination proof for U.S. employees, vendors
  •  Microsoft pushes back earliest "full reopening" to October 4


  •  Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for August
  •  The $499 PlayStation 5 is Already Profitable

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Get a Halo theme in Waze
  •  App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 Field Service on-prem is going away
  •  Codename pick of the week: Project Arno
  •  Beverage pick of the week: June Shine Blood Orange Mint

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