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

Oct 25th 2023

Windows Weekly 852

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Snapdragon X Elite announced, FY24 Q1 earnings, Amazon passkeys

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Category: News

Leo, Paul, and Richard discuss Microsoft's latest earnings report, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chip, Windows on Arm's future, passkey support for Amazon accounts, Dave Cutler's awesomeness, Stardock's 30th anniversary, Photoshop/Premiere Elements 2024, and more!

Microsoft earnings

  • Microsoft announced that it earned a net income of $22.3 billion on revenues of $56.5 billion in the quarter ending September 30, 2023. Those figures are up 27 percent and 13 percent, respectively, year-over-year (YOY)
  • Analysis: Activision Blizzard, Windows, Surface, Xbox and gaming, Office and Microsoft 365, and the evolving impact of AI
  • Google earnings: net income of $19.7 billion on revenues of $76.7 billion, ads are 71 percent of total revenues, Google Cloud disappoints

Windows on Arm

  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Elite X for Windows on Arm PCs
  • Promises, promises, but if this fails again, it’s over… for Qualcomm
  • Qualcomm’s WOA deal expires next year and NVIDIA and AMD are on the way


  • Dave Cutler sat down for a THREE HOUR interview. This is a must watch. Some key points here
  • Beta build last week with three changes (gradual rollout): system components in All apps display a System badge, Xbox Game Bar is just Game Bar now, the improved casting experience
  • New Canary build today adds Copilot??
  • Windows 11 Field Guide: the 23H2 update has begun with 9 chapters done so far
  • OneDrive: just when you thought it was safe to go back in the cloud storage
  • Windows 7/8.x products key don’t work in Windows 10 either, sorry
  • Celebrate Stardock’s 30 years of making Windows better - by buying some of its products
  • Satya Nadella said he regretted killing Windows Phone? Not exactly


  • Microsoft revives the “Power Your Dreams” ad campaign for the holidays

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Add passkeys to your Amazon account right now
  • App pick of the week: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024 and Premiere Elements 2024
  • RunAs Radio this week: Choosing Azure Data Storage Solutions with Nicole Stevens
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Burgas 63 Barrel

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