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

Sep 28th 2022

Windows Weekly 796

Largely Pain-Free

Photos app update, Intel 13th Gen Core Desktop CPUs, Microsoft Viva expansion

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Category: News

Photos app update, Intel 13th Gen Core Desktop CPUs, Microsoft Viva expansion


  • A quick update on Windows 11 22H2 update availability.
  • Microsoft begins testing the new Photos app that will come with the October update.
  • Edge team has a plan to make PWA more native … and on Linux and Mac, too!
  • Can Intel crack the code on Windows/iPhone interop? Dell did, but that app has been killed.
  • Bye-bye, SwiftKey for iOS
  • Intel announces 13th-Gen Core desktop chipsets. Guess what? more cores!

Microsoft 365

  • The new unified Outlook app for Windows (project Monarch) is going out to more testers, getting some missing features.
  • Study results show that Teams is an OS/platform and needs app store-like protections.
  • Microsoft expands Viva.


  • Surface Studio 3 shows up at FCC


  • Nadella “very confident” Activision/Blizzard deal will be OKd by regulators. As he should be.
  • Logitech announces an Xbox Cloud Gaming handheld
  • Microsoft may let Xbox users mute startup sounds
  • E3 is coming back next for some reason
  • Microsoft announces a new camo wireless controller with charging dock

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Windows 11 Field Guide update
  • App pick of the week: WindowBlinds 11 open beta
  • Enterprise pick of the week: SharePoint Server Subscription Edition moves to a twice-yearly update schedule
  • Codename pick of the week: Surface codename-palooza
  • Beer pick of the week: Ayinger Celebrator

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