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

Jul 12th 2023

Windows Weekly 837

A Small Internet Boutique

Microsoft defeats the FTC, AdDuplex shutting down, Azure AD rebrand

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Category: News


  • Judge throws out FTC’s request to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
  • For once, common sense prevails
  • FTC threatens to appeal, but legal experts say this will fail
  • UK CMA (sort of) realizes the error of its ways and will renegotiate with Microsoft and then later said it may require a new investigation because they are terrible
  • Just a quick note about an old friend: AdDuplex is shutting down
  • Amazon is first Big Tech firm to legally challenge EU’s new anti-Big Tech laws


  • Microsoft releases Moment 3 for the fourth time
  • Insider: New Canary build (today) brings new features from Dev, Arm32 deprecation, etc.
  • Amazon Appstore for Windows 11 is now generally available
  • Microsoft Edge now blocks spam pop-ups. Finally, a reasonable Edge feature
  • Intel is killing the NUC, will exit the PC business


  • Microsoft is renaming Azure AD to Entra ID
  • Former original NT team member burns bridges as he leaves Google for second time


  • Microsoft is bringing .NET MAUI is coming to Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Dev Box is generally available
  • Raspberry Pi open-sources its Code Editor
  • GitHub announced the public beta of passkey authentication


  • Digital Eclipse is going to release a series of interactive classic video documentaries on Xbox 
  • Xbox introduces new voice reporting feature to help battle online toxicity

    Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: You can get a $1 Game Pass trial again
  • App pick of the week: Nostalgia (for Intellivision)
  • RunAs Radio this week: Windows 11 Deployment with Johan Arwidmark
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Smooth Ambler Old Scout


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