Feb 22nd 2023
Windows Weekly 817
The Moment of Confusion
Hosted by Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell
Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac, AI anthropomorphism, WinUI 3 & WinAppSDK
Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Microsoft FINALLY brings Windows 11 on Arm support to Apple Silicon Macs
- A new Release Preview build shows us what the next Moment update will look like
- New Beta channe builds are a bit less interesting
- More PC maker fallout with Lenovo revenues down 24 percent in Q4
- Bing AI is a lying liar who lies. Questions about Microsoft releasing it in this state continue
- After many Bing AI freakouts, Microsoft limits the length of chats... and then it bumps up the length a bit just a few days later.
- Microsoft brings Bing AI to Bing, Edge, and Skype mobile apps
- Microsoft IS releasing Teams 2.0 in March.
- Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2022 17.5, and it’s a big update
- Microsoft releases .NET 8 Preview 1
- Visual Studio gets an integrated .NET Upgrade Assistant... previously only a command line tool
- Paul examines WinUI 3 and the Windows App SDK.
- Microsoft is moving File Explorer from XAML Islands to Windows App SDK.
- Microsoft defends the Activision Blizzard acquisition in court.
- Microsoft inks 10-year deal to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo
- Microsoft’s PC games are coming to NVIDIA GeForce Now
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Friends & Family Plan comes to 6 new countries, none of which are your country
- As suspected, we’re getting a third Xbox Game Pass title drop this month
Tips & Picks
- Tip of the week: 2FA all the things
- App pick of the week: Craiyon
- RunAs Radio this week: Migrating to Windows 11 with Michael Niehaus
- Brown liquor pick of the week: The Macallan Estate
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- Microsoft Now Supports Windows 11 on Arm on Apple Silicon Macs
- New Windows 11 Features Are Available in the Release Preview Ring
- Microsoft Issues New Builds to the Windows 11 Insider Beta Channel
- Lenovo Revenues Fell 24 Percent in Q4
- Liar (Premium)
- Microsoft Acknowledges Feedback on its New Bing AI Chatbot
- Microsoft Fiddles with Bing AI Chat Limits Again
- Microsoft’s New Bing AI Comes to the Bing, Edge, and Skype Mobile Apps
- A Faster Microsoft Teams “2.0” is Reportedly Coming Next Month
- Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2022 17.5
- Microsoft Issues First Preview of .NET 8
- Visual Studio Gets a .NET Upgrade Assistant
- Small Bytes: WinUI 3 (Premium)
- Small Bytes: Windows App SDK (Premium)
- Microsoft is Moving File Explorer to the Windows App SDK
- Our vision for gaming: More choice and more competition in the European gaming market
- Microsoft Signs 10 Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Players
- Microsoft to Make its PC Games Available on Nvidia’s GeForce Now
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Friends & Family Plan Heads to Six New Countries
- Microsoft Announces Four New Game Pass Games
- The Macallan Estate