Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Oct 6th 2021

Windows Weekly 745

Bloomberry Compote Swirls

Windows 11 is here, as is Mary Jo's Bloomberry ice cream.
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Category: News

Windows 11 is here, as is Mary Jo's Bloomberry ice cream.

  •  Windows 11 is Generally Available
  •  Windows 11 Review: Fresh, Familiar, Incomplete
  •  Microsoft's Windows 11: How to get it now (or later)
  •  Windows 11’s Broken Promises
  •  Let’s Fix Windows 11
  •  Mozilla Firefox is Coming to the Microsoft Store

A new generation of Surface PCs and devices arrives

  •  Microsoft Surface Pro 8 First Impressions
  •  Hands-On with the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
  •  Hands-On with the Surface Slim Pen 2
  •  Hands-On with the Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse
  •  Mary Jo Foley tries Windows 11 Bloomberry ice cream

Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft's new non-subscription Office 2021 starts at $150 and arrives on October 5
  •  Microsoft to add new education-focused M365 A1 per-device subscription plan
  •  Microsoft's Cloud for Financial Services to be generally available November 1


  •  Xbox Console Shortage to Last Into 2022
  •  Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for October
  •  Xbox Cloud Gaming Expands to New Countries
  •  Microsoft Reveals Forza Horizon 5 PC Requirements
  •  Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members with EA Play Can Join the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Starting Today - Xbox Wire
  •  Twitch Suffers from Massive Leak

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Turn off installed apps in Start's Recommended section in Windows 11
  •  App pick of the week: Start11 gets a big update
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 11 Security Baseline is now available
  •  Codename pick of the week: Project Beluga
  •  Beer pick of the week: Transmitter S1X Wild Blueberry Saison

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