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

Feb 1st 2023

Windows Weekly 814

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Halo engine switch, Intel Q4 2022 revenues, Ground News

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Category: News

Halo engine switch, Intel Q4 2022 revenues, Ground News

Windows 11

  • Skipping the Windows 11 upgrade? Microsoft will force-feed it to you soon
  • Related: Microsoft is using dark patterns to get people to upgrade to 11
  • Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25290 heads to Dev channel with new Spotify and Phone Link widgets, new Start menu “exploration”
  • Screen recording in Snipping Tool rolls out to users in Windows Insider Beta channel

More earnings

  • Since Microsoft’s mixed earnings last week, a few more relevant firms have checked in on Q4 2022
  • Intel earnings fall off a cliff: Cutting pay 5% rather than layoffs, VPs 10%, leadership 15%, CEO 25%
  • AMD - not bad thanks to datacenter, but this quarter will be down 10 percent
  • And it’s not just the PC: IDC says smartphone sales declined 18.3 percent in Q4


  • A quick look at .NET MAUI desktop app capabilities
  • .NET MAUI gets a cross-platform media player control
  •  GitHub says it has over 100 million developers on the service. From what Google indicates, there are only ~27 million developers in the world


  • After layoffs at 343, a smaller team will start over with Unreal Engine
  • Why not just disband the whole disaster and let Halo fly free?
  • Microsoft announces Xbox Games with Gold for February… and new Game Pass titles for first half of February
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition comes to Xbox consoles
  • Xbox Series X|S get a price hike in Japan
  • Did Sony really halve PS VR2 production?
  • VR is not having a good time right now… probably this whole year. 
  • Rumor: Microsoft will skip E3 along with Nintendo and Sony

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Complete your password manager switch
  • Plus: Quick update on the new book
  • App pick of the week:
  • Brown alcohol pick of the week: Crown Royal

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