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

Sep 21st 2022

Windows Weekly 795

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Win11 version 22H2 arrival, Fall Surface launch date, "Intel Processor"
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Category: News

Windows 11 version 22H2 Arrives!

  • Repeat after me: you use the Windows 11 2022 Update to upgrade to Windows 11 version 2022. Got it? Good. Because Microsoft does not.
  • Windows 11 upgrade remains free, the hardware requirements are unchanged.
  • Seekers with no blocking holds can use Windows Update or the Installation Assistant.
  • Build number is 22621.521. Except when it isn’t. (There are at least three, including .382 and .105)
  • Paul has tried to upgrade several PCs. You’ll never believe what happened next.
  • Some features are coming in an October update, including tabs for File Explorer, updates to Photos app, new Taskbar overflow experience, and improved Nearby Share.
  • Managed businesses will not get post-22H2 interim updates … until 22H3. With one hilarious caveat. 
  • New business features are mostly security-related. But some of the best new features are for consumers too.
  • New gaming features in Windows 11 22H2.
  • New accessibility features.
  • A theory about how Microsoft’s A-B testing in the Beta channel previewed how 22H2 builds will work going forward, split between Home/Pro (features on) and Ent/Edu (features off).
  • Plus: New Insider Preview builds today for some reason.
  • New Photos app is now rolling out to Insiders.

What about Windows 10 version 22H2?

  • It’s arriving in October
  • No idea on new features, if any

Hardware

  • The Fall Surface launch date is official: October 12
  • Intel to rebrand Pentium, Celeron. How the mighty have fallen

More Microsoft

  • Microsoft Teams has a major new vulnerability. Microsoft: “Eh"
  • Power Platform just got some interesting new features, all in the name of “Collaboration Apps”
  • Microsoft Learn subsumes Docs, just like it did Channel 9. Hopefully not just like.
  • Canva is creating a Docs web app, will take on Notion, Microsoft 365
  • The merged version of OneNote is coming in October 

Xbox

  • Xbox September Update is here
  • Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming machine with Xbox Game Pass
  • Microsoft quietly changed how DRM works on Xbox. 
  • Here are the rest of September’s Xbox Game Pass titles 
  • Hacker breaks into Rockstar, leaks lots of GTA VI footage
  • Xbox app for Windows updated with HowLongToBeat integration and better performance

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Enable Smart App Control
  • App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Power Up
  • Developer pick of the week: Microsoft CTO of Azure Mark Russinovich is all in on Rust
  • Beer Pick of the week:  Firestone Walker Maple Parabola

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