Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Aug 25th 2021

Windows Weekly 739

Panos Paint

Windows 11 fork in the road, Microsoft 365 for business price hike

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Category: News

Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft 365 commercial is getting a price hike in March 2022
  •  Power Apps portal misconfiguration exposed data for 38 million users. But it's fixed now.
  •  Microsoft Ignite 2021 Part II: The Quickening is in November again, but still virtual.
  •  Microsoft Teams for Education gets a Reading Progress app
  •  Microsoft is ending support for the Android apps on Chrome OS next month

Windows 11

  •  WWMJFD? Windows 11 Dev channel builds are about to get less reliable/stable. Here's what to do.
  • New Windows 11 build (Dev and Beta) adds focus sessions. Plus there's our first ISO!
  •  Microsoft teases updated Paint app


  •  Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to Xbox Series/One this holiday
  •  Microsoft introduces a new wired Xbox headset
  •  Halo Infinite will not include co-op single-player, Forge at launch. And you thought the disappointment was behind us.
  •  Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting World Update VI, new aircraft, and more
  •  Quake, Quake II, and Quake III Arena come to Game Pass! But it's complicated.
  •  Here comes a new Call of Duty! What's old is old again.

Listener Q&A

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Get to know your Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts
  •  There are some new and different shortcuts in Windows 11.
  •  App pick of the week: Quake for Xbox
  •  The Xbox version of Quake is a delight and it delivers an incredible amount of content. And it's just $9.99.
  •  Plus: Momentum New Tab browser add-on
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2022 is here!
  •  Lucky we found it since Microsoft hasn't said almost anything about it so far. A very odd "launch"
  •  Codename pick of the week: Pinebrook
  •  Xbox console cloud gaming had/has a codename, according to the Xbox fairies. That codename is Pinebrook.

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