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

Aug 10th 2022

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MLX team layoffs, Clipchamp Essentials plan, OneDrive turns 15
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Category: News

MLX Team layoffs, Clipchamp Essentials plan, OneDrive turns 15

  • Microsoft lays off its Modern Life Experiences teams, has perhaps halted almost all hiring. 

Windows

  • New build (22621.382) for the Windows 11 Insider Preview Release Preview channel - 22H2 is still being refined. But there’s no blog post and the support page for this release 404s.
  • New builds for Dev and Beta channels, and Devs get an ISO
  • Windows Package Manager 1.3 arrives with support for portable apps
  • Clipchamp has a single paid tier now but it’s still too much. 
  • Microsoft is making its emoji library available on GitHub and Figma

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft Edge 104 arrives
  • DuckDuckGo to block Microsoft trackers after embarrassment 
  • OneDrive turns 15 and Microsoft is redesigning its home page

.NET/dev

  • Visual Studio 2022 17.3 arrives with MAUI support, plus several .NET milestone releases

Xbox

  • Microsoft is FINALLY testing an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Family plan
  • Xbox Series S gets a memory boost
  • Microsoft is returning to Gamescom for some reason
  • A white Elite controller leaks and it is horrible
  • Unity picks Azure for its cloud developer tools
  • Nintendo has sold over 111 million Switch consoles

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Upgrading/Upgraded to Windows 11? You need to look at this OneDrive setting
  • App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Revisiting the M365-Office connectivity warning
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Entra Verified ID now generally available
  • Beer pick of the week: Trillium Brewing Congress Street IPA

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