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

Aug 2nd 2023

Windows Weekly 840

Buried in Corn

EU investigates Teams, Loop in the Microsoft Store, Beta build 22631.2129

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Category: News

EU investigates Teams, Loop in the Microsoft Store, Beta build 22631.2129


  • Insider: Last week, Canary got features from Dev plus some new features of its own.
  • Dev channel: Improved screen cast, HDR background support, more Voice access, presence sensing, more.
  • Beta channel: Windows Copilot, Dev Drive, enhanced Narrator/Excel integration, new Voice access text authoring features, passwordless experience for Windows Hello for Business, plus screen cast, presence, and voice access from above.
  • Intel is profitable again, hopeful for the future (and massive fab expansion in Oregon)
  • AMD revenues fell 18 percent, but also some hope for the future

Microsoft 365

  • The EU announces formal investigation of Teams bundling in Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams gets spatial audio support
  • Microsoft lowers storage allotments for M365 Education customers, kills Office 365 A1 Plus
  • Clipchamp is coming to Microsoft 365 commercial (with OneDrive storage integration)


  • Microsoft to launch .NET 8 at .NET Conf in November


  • CMA publishes Microsoft’s list of “material changes” in its Activision Blizzard case, gives public four days for feedback
  • Unexpectedly, not a single new concession, just a bunch of new “evidence” that appeared since the decision
  • Xbox Games with Gold goes out with a whimper
  • Here come the first August Game Pass titles
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online is FINALLY coming to Xbox
  • Microsoft starts testing game streaming from Xbox to Discord
  • You can buy Xbox controller parts now
  • Sony has now sold over 40 million PS5s
  • EA revenues up 9 percent in Q2
  • Nintendo’s next Switch to debut next year
  • Microsoft is killing the Xbox Console Companion app, has never made a new solution for getting Xbox console screenshots and videos on the PC

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Enroll in the Windows Insider Beta channel if you want to test 23H2
  • App pick of the week: Loop for Windows is now available
  • RunAs Radio this week: Windows 11 and Windows Update for Business with Julie Andreacola
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Angel’s Envy

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