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

Jul 6th 2022

Windows Weekly 784

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Beta Channel split, Outlook Lite app, Rufus
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Category: News

Beta Channel split, Outlook Lite app, Rufus

Windows 11

  • Windows 11 is on over 20 percent of (consumer) PCs now
  • Over 20 percent of Steam gamers are on Windows 11 now
  • Windows Insider Beta Channel splits into 2, but this time there is a major (and positive) caveat
  • What is an “enablement package”? When did this start? What is its use on 22H2?
  • Microsoft's small improvements that no one seems to have noticed
  • Windows Subsystem for Android updated for Insiders in the United States

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft is working on a Lite version of Outlook.
  • Microsoft wants people to join the Family Insider Program
  • Microsoft is trying to turn OneDrive into a social platform
  • Former Microsoft exec Javier Soltero is leaving Google after just 2.5 years
  • EU makes moves against Big Tech

Xbox

  • Microsoft announces the first Xbox Game Pass titles for July
  • Microsoft to drop Xbox 360 titles from Games with Gold in October. 
  • Samsung Gaming Hub brings Xbox Cloud Gaming (and more) to the 2022 Samsung Smart TVs

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Join the Halo Infinite network campaign co-op beta
  • App pick of the week: Rufus (3.19 Beta or newer)
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure capacity limits are continuing. What can you do?
  • Enterprise pick 2 of the week: The Office 365 for IT Pros eBook (9th edition)
  • Beer pick of the week: Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Du Kriek

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