Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Sep 1st 2021

Windows Weekly 740

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Windows 11 Launch: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Uncertain
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Category: News

Windows 11 to launch on October 5: The Good

  •  Microsoft to kick off Windows 11 launch on October 5
  •  Microsoft Will Release Windows 11 on October 5
  •  Microsoft rolls out more fixes and a new 'Microsoft 365' widget in the latest Windows 11 test build release


Windows 11 to launch on October 5: The Bad

  •  Microsoft Keeps Windows 11 Hardware Requirements, But Will Placate Enthusiasts
  •  Microsoft leaves a loophole for those wanting to run Windows 11 on 'unsupported' hardware


Windows 11 to launch on October 5: The Ugly

  •  The Great Windows 11 Dipsy-Doo (Premium)
  •  Thanks for Testing Windows 11, Now Leave
  •  HP Reports Flat PC Sales in the Previous Quarter
  •  Dell Has a Record Second Quarter


Windows 11 to launch on October 5: The Uncertain

  •  Microsoft Windows and Surface Chief Panay added to Senior Leadership Team
  •  Panos Panay Elevated to Microsoft Senior Leadership Team
  •  Microsoft CEO Meets with Biden, Agrees to Quadruple Cybersecurity Spending
  •  Microsoft announces its fall Surface event for September 22


Xbox

  • Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for September
  • Microsoft Reveals the Games for Gold for September
  • It’s Official: Halo Infinite to Launch on December 8


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Check out these incredible hidden gems from Microsoft's past
  • App pick of the week: Google Chrome
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Hyper-V Server 2022
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: CosmosDB has a Jupyter meltdown
  •  Cocktail pick of the week: Pina Colada, done right
     

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