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

Oct 12th 2022

Windows Weekly 798

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Apple integrations, Surface Laptop 5, Microsoft Designer

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Category: News

Apple integrations, Surface Laptop 5, Microsoft Designer

Microsoft Ignite 2022

  • Loop components news!
  • Teams Premium Add-on, Mesh avatars in preview, more new features
  • New/rebranded Microsoft 365 app for Windows, mobile devices, and the web
  • Microsoft Places: A new app for coordinating hybrid work
  • Microsoft Edge is getting a workspaces feature
  • Dev Box in preview
  • New Outlook features for hybrid work
  • Microsoft Editor gets some AI updates

Surface Event

  • Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 2+ announced - all of it leaked already. 
  • Oddly, the new peripherals are more interesting. OK, not oddly…
  • What exactly is Microsoft trying to accomplish with Surface?
  • Microsoft: iCloud Photos, Apple TV and Apple Music are coming to Windows 11
  • Microsoft Designer steals the show (and will be up next on “Killed by Microsoft”)

Windows 11

  • Let’s talk 22H2, October update, and new features — there is some confusion
  • New Dev build adds support for third-party widgets

More Microsoft

  • Microsoft partners with Meta on the Metaverse … productivity and games


  • Brazil OK’s Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition
  • Enthusiasts spy device on Phil Spencer’s shelf, it’s just an old prototype
  • You can launch Xbox Cloud Gaming titles from Bing search results for some reason

Tips and picks

  • Microsoft has a tip: disable security features to improve gaming on Windows 11!
  • App pick of the week: Oracle VirtualBox 7.0
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Syntex
  • Codename pick of the week: Haven
  • Beer pick of the week: Southern Tier Pumking

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