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

Oct 19th 2022

Windows Weekly 799

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Windows 11 adds tabbed File Explorer, floating Taskbar UI teased, Microsoft Office now 365?

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Category: News

Windows 11

  • Microsoft rolls out optional October update for Windows 11 22H2, adding tabbed File Explorer
  • New to the Dev channel: Some stack orchestrator and other minor updates
  • New to the Beta channel: System tray updates 
  • Microsoft showed off a new Windows 11 UI with a floating taskbar at Ignite
  • Paul is (temporarily) using Microsoft Edge again and has some thoughts
  • Paul's review of the Snapdragon-based ThinkPad X13s 

Windows 10

  • Windows 10 22H2 is here

Microsoft 365 and cloud

  • Is Microsoft 365 taking over the Office brand? Not really
  • Microsoft 365 Apps are coming to Windows Server 2022 after all
  • Mary Jo interviews Microsoft Cloud and AI chief Scott Guthrie 
  • Dark Mode finally comes to Word for the web


  • Microsoft lays off almost 1000 employees 
  • Q2 FY23 earnings are happening next Tuesday, Oct. 25 


  • A Plague Tale: Requiem, Persona 5 Royal come to Game Pass in October
  • Xbox October Update is out now

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Customize an Elite Series 2 Controller on Xbox Design Labs
  • App pick of the week: PC Game Pass 
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 365 app is now in public preview
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Intune - rebranding and new add-ons, plans coming 
  • Beer pick of the week: Fall | Maine Beer Company

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