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

May 15th 2024

Windows Weekly 881

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Snipping Tool and Word updates, Snapdragon X Leak

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Category: News

Windows 11

  • Patch Tuesday
  • Windows 11 gets those stupid lock screen widgets
  • Snipping Tool is being updated with emojis and QR code scanning
  • Microsoft is testing widgets in the Windows 11 Start menu
  • New Dev and Beta builds
  • Dell PCs based on Snapdragon X leak
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Word gets a long-overdue overhaul to default paste


  • OpenAI kicks off the week with its Spring Update
  • Google I/O follows up with a Microsoft-style keynote


  • Microsoft to launch Xbox mobile games store in July
  • Xbox consoles will support game update pre-loads, finally
  • Microsoft discounts Xbox 360 titles ahead of Store closure
  • We have another round of Game Pass titles and you’re never going to believe what we didn’t get, again
  • Starfield May Update is here with 60 fps support on Series X
  • Xbox Cloud Gaming supports keyboard and mouse with 26 games
  • Xbox app gets more improvements tied to handheld gaming PCs
  • Sony has now sold almost 60 million PS5s, roughly even with PS4 at this point in

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Remote Desktop is another feature semi-broken by MSA sign-ins
  • App pick of the week: VMWare Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro are free
  • RunAs Radio this week: MLOps + DevOps + Kubernetes with Annie Talvasto
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Lagavulin 16

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