Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Oct 13th 2021

Windows Weekly 746

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Global Azure Outage, Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022
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Category: News

Global Azure Outage, Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022

  •  Yep, Microsoft is Updating Notepad for Windows 11 Too
  •  AMD-Based PCs Suffer a 3-15 Percent Performance Hit with Windows 11
  •  Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 a separate app in the Microsoft Store
  •  It’s Official: The PC Market Stalled in Q3

Azure & Cloud

  •  Global Azure outage knocked out virtual machines, other VM-dependent services
  •  Business as usual for Azure customers despite 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure
  •  Microsoft Blames Russia for Most Nation-State Cyberattacks

Microsoft 365

  •  EU regulators asking Teams rivals about Microsoft's bundling practices, per Slack's 2020 complaint
  •  Microsoft acquires objectives and key results vendor and plans to add it to Viva
  •  Smooth Scrolling is Coming to Excel for Windows
  •  Amazon Embraces Hybrid Work


  • Microsoft delivers near-final VS 2022 Release Candidate and designates November 8 as GA date
  • Microsoft to Launch Visual Studio 2022 on November 8


  •  Microsoft Embraces Right to Repair
  •  Microsoft Announces 20th Anniversary Xbox Hardware
  •  Quake Gets a Big Update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

Tips and picks

  •  App pick of the week: Start11 RC
  •  App pick of the week: Vivaldi 4.3
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Ignite sessions are live now
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Emissions Impact Dashboard
  •  Beer pick of the week: Allagash Ghoulschip

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