Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Sep 14th 2022

Windows Weekly 794

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Category: News

Windows 11

  • Last week, Build 25197 came to the Dev channel and brings back the tablet-optimized Taskbar
  • This week, we got build 25201 with an expanded widgets view that’s almost full-screen and ISOs. 
  •  Separately, Dev channel Insiders got two updates: the Calculator app is now ARM64 native, and the Media Player app got a new shortcut so you can edit the current video in Clipchamp.
  •  Builds 22621.598 and 22622.598 headed to the Beta channel earlier this week, removing the ability to uninstall apps with dependencies.


  •  Google kills Pixelbook as part of a cost-cutting measure. Should Microsoft kill Surface?
  • Consider: Google needed to establish Chromebook as a viable laptop alternative. Microsoft did not. 

Microsoft Ignite

  • You can now register for Microsoft Ignite, which is happening October 12-14.


  • You can now install .NET runtimes and SDKs using the Windows Package Manager


  • The head of 343 Industries abruptly steps down. Coincidence?
  • Sony chief: Microsoft lied about Activision Blizzard and Call of Duty
  • Microsoft is experimenting with the Xbox Dashboard
  • Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox consoles
  • Goldeneye 007, the original console first-person shooter, is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Remix your Teams ringtone
  • App pick of the week: Voxel Doom
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Space: The family is expanding
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week:
  • Beer pick of the week: Grimm Festooning

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