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

Nov 8th 2023

Windows Weekly 854

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Copilot headed to Windows 10, Parallels Desktop on M3 Max, SFI

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Category: News

Copilot headed to Windows 10,  Parallels Desktop on M3 Max, SFI

Windows 11

  • Microsoft to bring Copilot to Windows 10 too. As predicted, actually.
  • Last week was hell trying to figure out how/where people could get 23H2. Turns out, there’s a reason. Microsoft is terrible. 
  • A Microsoft employee notably—offered some clarity on the 23H2 rollout. 23H2 is available via the ISO download or Installation Assistant, as Paul noted last week. 23H2 is NOT available via the Media Creation Tool, as Paul also observed — delayed two weeks.
  • Canary build today: SMB changes (Server Message Block, not small business).
  • Microsoft deprecated some features in Windows 11 version 23H2 but didn’t remove any (yet?).
  • The Windows Tips app was just deprecated too.
  • Microsoft to remove two in-box apps from clean installs in the future.
  • The HP Spectre Folding PC is a compelling argument for the hybrid PCs of the future.

More Revenues

  • Apple: Flat with last year, still all iPhone.
  • Qualcomm: Terrible, but also sees a rebound looming.


  • Microsoft extended Surface support for firmware/drivers from 4 years to 6 for newer models.

Microsoft 365/AI

  • Microsoft Authenticator quietly rolled out “MFA Fatigue” relief. You will have noticed this.
  • Microsoft launches Trustworthy Computing 2.0: The Cloudening.
  • A look at the M365 competition: Google Workspace good (especially Drive), Slack bad. REALLY bad.
  • Microsoft Edge 119 arrives with a few UI changes.
  • OpenAI had a little show and is offering custom ChatGPT clients.
  • Because we all need more Elon Musk in our lives, here’s Grok.
  • Microsoft partners with Inworld on generative AI game development.


  • Call of Duty MWIII multiplayer/full game arrive Friday.
  • Nintendo revenues up nicely. EA is in great shape.
  • Epic is in court vs. Google, this time could be different.
  • Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million in 2020 to keep its games in the Play Store.
  • Sony is killing Twitter integration on PS4/5.

Tips and Picks

  • App pick of the week: Brave
  • App pick of the week #2: Start 11 v2... again
  • RunAs Radio this week: Large Language Models in Business with Ulrika Hedlund
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Aberlour A'bunadh Alba

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