Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Nov 16th 2022

Windows Weekly 803

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Surface Pro 9 Liberty Special Edition, Xbox Transparency Report, Task Manager Improvements
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Category: News
Surface Pro 9 Liberty Special Edition, Xbox Transparency Report, Task Manager Improvements
 
Windows 11
  •  Beta channel: Microsoft starts testing Task Manager improvements
  •  Photos app integration with iCloud is now available
  •  Windows App SDK 1.2 is here
 
Microsoft
  •  Independent report faults Microsoft on employee discrimination and harassment, it will do better
 
Microsoft 365 
  •  The Office mobile app is losing two sharing features as it transitions to Microsoft 365
  •  Games are coming to Microsoft Teams for some reason
  •  NVIDIA partners with Microsoft on massive cloud AI computer
  •  When it comes to Microsoft 365, there is the past (Office) and then this other stuff
  •  Flashback: maybe let’s look at that Google One VPN for Windows thing one last time
 
Hardware
  •  Microsoft announces a Surface Pro 9 Liberty Special Edition that, no, is not USA! USA! USA!
  •  Qualcomm announces its next flagship smartphone chipset. Assume a PC chipset announcement is imminent
 
Xbox
  •  Spencer: Seriously, Call of Duty is staying on PlayStation
  •  Xbox releases its first-ever transparency report, will do so regularly going forward
  •  Xbox Game Pass in the second half of November
  •  A new Xbox Series S bundle adds digital perks
  •  Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition adds helicopters, gliders, and more oh my
  •  Xbox November Update is here
  •  A few more thoughts about the CliffyB book
  •  IT’S HERE! CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE II SEASON 01!!!
 
Tips & Picks
  •  Tip of the week: Twitter is dead, long live Mastodon
  •  App pick of the week: Descript
  •  App pick of the week #2: DuckDuckGo App Tracking Protection for Android

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