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

Oct 11th 2023

Windows Weekly 850

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Snapdragon X, Windows 23H2, Microsoft & Activision, Microsoft Back Taxes

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Category: News

Leo, Paul, and Richard discuss Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon X — could we see a huge improvement to Windows on Arm? Then, the dynamic trio break down Patch Tuesday and Windows 11 Insider. Paul discusses Google's Passkey support and reminds listeners Microsoft has been doing passwordless logins for years. The team discusses GitHub Copilot losses, HP AI features, Adobe's Firefly updates, and Dropbox AI. Then, Paul briefly covers C# Dev Kit for Visual Studio Code. During Paul's Xbox Corner, a breaking news story hits; Leo shares news that Microsoft is contesting an IRS claim that the company owes $28.9 billion in back taxes. Leo, Paul, and Richard round things out with the tips and picks of the week.

Windows 11

  • Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon X Series for the PC
  • Microsoft Releases October 2023 Patch Tuesday Updates
  • October 10, 2023—KB5031354 (OS Build 22621.2428) - Microsoft Support
  • Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta Channel Moves to a Single Build
  • Windows 11 Canary Build 25967 Brings New Scrollable View of Quick Settings

    Microsoft 365
  • UK is Investigating Microsoft and Amazon’s Cloud Practices
  • Google Makes Passkeys the Default Login Option for Personal Accounts
  • Microsoft Will No Longer Make Changes to OneDrive Photo Storage
  • Microsoft Redesigns the Microsoft Store Web App

  • Report: GitHub Copilot Loses an Average of $20 Per User Per Month
  • HP: AI Will Transform the PC Into a Personal Companion
  • Can AI Save the PC Industry? (Premium)
  • Adobe Announces Major Advances for Firefly Generative AI
  • Dropbox Launches Redesigned Web App and Expands Access to New AI Features

  • C# Dev Kit is Now Available

  • Activision Blizzard Says No Call of Duty or Diablo IV on Game Pass This Year
  • Microsoft Reportedly Aims to Close its Activision Blizzard Acquisition on October 13
  • Diablo IV is Coming to Steam on October 17
  • Forza Motorsport is Now Available on Xbox, PC, and Game Pass
  • Sony Announces Smaller PS5 With and Attachable Disc Drive
  • PS5 Cloud Streaming is Launching Later This Month

    Tips & Picks
  • Tip of the week: Deal with OneDrive’s forced folder backup push
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Teams (New)
  • RunAs Radio this week: Security Chaos Engineering with Kelly Shortridge
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Pappy Van Winkle

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