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

Feb 28th 2024

Windows Weekly 870

The Return of the Copilot

Windows 23H2, Lenovo Laptops, Copilot Pro

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Category: News

The newest version of Windows 11 is entering a new rollout phase. Some new exciting hardware from Lenovo emerged from this year's Mobile World Congress. And Paul has been using Copilot Pro for some time and is quite happy with it so far!


  • Windows 11 version 23H2 enters a new rollout phase - the “you’re getting it whether you want it or not” phase.
  • Canary: Wi-Fi 7 support, 16 new actions for Windows (+13 there already), separates from Dev channel again.
  • Photos app to get generative erase functionality.


  • Snapdragon X Elite destroys Intel Core Ultra in AI performance tests. Is this finally the year of Windows on Arm?
  • Intel rolls out vPro versions of Core Ultra for businesses.
  • Lenovo imagines transparent displays, ships actual ThinkPads.
  • HP brings NPUs to its consumer PCs.
  • Samsung Galaxy Book4 series is now available in the U.S. with unique Copilot features.
  • Microsoft lays out its 2024 event calendar, and Ignite is in Chicago in November!


  • Microsoft (quietly) adds four GPTs to Microsoft Copilot. 
  • Microsoft partners with Mistral AI, and gets immediate regulatory notice
  • GitHub Copilot Enterprise is now available with organizational GPTs
  • Google pauses Gemini image creation after, um, some issues
  • Help Me Write is now in Google Chrome
  • Brave Leo now supports PDFs and Google Drive


  • Xbox will attend GDR, and will discuss DirectSR
  • Microsoft starts testing Game Hubs in Xbox app for PC
  • Lots of Age of Empire releases this year
  • GeForce Now Free is adding pre-roll advertising

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Turn off Microsoft Start in Widgets.
  • Widget is finally closer to what most people will want.
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Copilot Pro
  • Podcast pick of the week: Copilot Governance with Martina Grom
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Ian Macleod's Isle of Skye Range

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