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

Aug 24th 2022

Windows Weekly 791

Thurrant of the Century

The Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows 95's 27th birthday, Edge Sidebar

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Category: News

The Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows 95's 27th birthday, Edge Sidebar

Windows 11

  • It looks like Microsoft will call the 22H2 update the "Windows 11 2022 Update." 
  • Today is the 27th anniversary of the launch of Win 95.
  • New Win 11 test builds for Dev and Beta channels. Mostly fixes. 
  • New test build in the Release Preview channel for those on Win 11 22H2. Some minor feature updates.
  • Edge gets a sidebar. For some reason.

Microsoft 365

  • Outlook Mobile is now displaying even more ads. And (and other Outlooks) are making ads look like unread emails!
  • The pilot of ads in Search in the Microsoft Store begins!
  • The new unified Outlook app (Project Monarch) now supports personal accounts (for Office Insiders in the beta channel).
  • Microsoft is planning to add a boatload (official term) of features to Whiteboard.


  • Google is exiting the IoT market. But Microsoft isn’t. Why?


  • Microsoft brings more Wolfenstein and Quake titles to PC Game Pass.
  • GeForce NOW can stream 1440p/120 fps in Chrome and Edge.
  • Sony finally takes on the Xbox Elite controller.
  • Alexa Game Control is coming to Xbox, PC games soon. Why?

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Catch the MAUI .NET Conf on replay
  • App pick of the week: Death Stranding for PC Game Pass
  • Enterprise pick of the week: ACS for Teams hits GA
  • Codename pick of the week: O’Hare
  • Beer pick of the week: Japas Cervejaria Kasato Maru

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