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

Nov 15th 2023

Windows Weekly 855

Live From Ignite!

Microsoft is copiloting all the things! Big news from the show

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Category: News

Paul and Richard are at Microsoft Ignite 2023 and just watched the keynote! Leo Laporte chats with them to discuss the clarified rebranding of Copilot, some new AI features in Windows 365, Microsoft Loop's availability, the release of .NET 8, two decades of Patch Tuesday, a neat Xbox Series bundle discount for Black Friday, and more!

Microsoft Ignite

  • (Final) Copilot rebranding clarifies the naming changes announced in September
  • Copilot for Microsoft 365 adds plug-in support, more
  • Windows 11: Windows AI Studio announced, Dev Home and WSL are updated
  • New AI capabilities in Windows 365
  • Microsoft Loop is now available 
  • New Teams now GA, 320 million users - Mesh in Jan 2024
  • Clipchamp and Microsoft Designer come to Microsoft 365 commercial
  • Microsoft announces its first custom AI chipsets for the Azure datacenter

Dev: .NET Conf

  • Microsoft releases .NET 8 with .NET Aspire

Windows 11

  • Microsoft releases 23H2 for the fourth time?
  • One tiny bit of OneDrive de-ensh*ttification does not address the bigger issues
  • Patch Tuesday turns 20, Microsoft couldn’t care less
  • The new Outlook: People, we have a roadmap!
  • Microsoft Store now lets you decide where to install games
  • Copilot in Microsoft Shopping, AI review summaries come to Bing and Edge

Microsoft, more AI

  • Microsoft will not challenge its gatekeeper designation in the EU
  • Google brings generative AI search to 120+ new countries
  • Google will ID AI-based videos in YouTube
  • Google Photos gets some cool AI organizational features


  • Xbox Series X|S are discounted by $50 for Black Friday
  • Halo Infinite goes retro too, adds Halo 3 playlist
  • Here are more titles coming to Xbox Game Pass
  • Here comes the OLED Steam Deck
  • PS5 “Slim” is now available in the US - Sony unlikely to hit PS5 sales targets
  • Amazon lays off gaming staff, will refine Prime Gaming perks

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Google’s Black Friday sale looks solid
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Loop
  • RunAs Radio this week: Microsoft Entra Security Service Edge with Richard Hicks
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Makers Mark Cellar Aged

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