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

Sep 7th 2022

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Mica Alt, USB4 Version 2.0, Teams Rooms Pro, Halo Infinite Co-op
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Mica Alt, USB4 Version 2.0, Teams Rooms Pro, Halo Infinite Co-op

Windows 11

  • Windows 11 22H2 inches towards release with SDK, WDK/EWDK releases
  • Windows 11 to get new visual effect
  • Xbox subscription into coming to Settings in Windows 11

PCs/hardware

  • PC sales will fall in 2022 and 2023 now
  • AMD announces new naming convention for PC mobile chips
  • Lenovo announces 16-inch ThinkPad X1 Fold
  • Here comes USB4 Version 2.0 
  • Army to get its first HoloLens delivery

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft splits Teams Rooms into free/paid tiers
  • Microsoft is killing its Scheduler meeting coordination service

Xbox

  • UK CDMA complains about Activision Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft makes concessions
  • Microsoft announces Elite Controller Core … which explains the white version rumors
  • Good news/bad news for Halo Infinite
  • Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family is real. Just not here. 
  • Here are the first Game Pass titles for September
  • Xbox party chat gets AI-based noise reduction

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Customize your Windows 11 privacy settings
  • App pick of the week: PowerToys 0.62
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Stream mobile app gets a do-over
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Microsoft eCDN
  • Beer pick of the week: Apple2 (squared)

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