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

Mar 22nd 2023

Windows Weekly 821

Windows Everywhere

Microsoft Loop public preview, GibHub Copilot X, Adobe Firefly

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Category: News

Microsoft Loop preview FINALLY arrives

  • Microsoft Loop web app launches in public preview for MSA and work/school accounts - Yeah, it’s a Notion rip-off. Alarmingly so.

Windows 11

  • Now, Microsoft is testing Windows 11 features first in Release Preview
  • New Dev channel build: Seconds in the system tray is a game changer! /s
  • Minor changes coming to default apps
  • Based on a single hardware review, it appears that 13th Gen Intel Core processors have the same problem with docks and hubs as do 12th Gen processors.

AI all the things

  • Bill Gates describes AI as the biggest technology transformation since the GUI.
  • Bing Chatbot can now generate images from text
  • GitHub launches ChatGPT-4 powered Copilot X
  • Adobe launches responsible/ethical generative AI tools
  • Google launches Bard in early access
  • startup goes live
  • Opera adds AI prompts, sidebar ChatGPT


  • Microsoft’s AB acquisition is all about mobile, not COD
  • Microsoft announces it will launch mobile apps store on iPhone and Android as soon as regulators make it possible
  • FOSS patents: We’ve moved into the acceptance phase, and this acquisition is on track
  • Netflix is expanding its mobile games library dramatically
  • Microsoft releases a third set of Game Pass titles for March
  • Get a Steam Deck for 10 percent off to celebrate its first birthday

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Inbox Zero
  • App pick of the week: Visual Studio Code
  • RunAs Radio this week: SMB over QUIC File Servers with Ned Pyle
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Ben Nevis 10

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