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

Jan 19th 2022

Windows Weekly 760

The Activision Acquisition

Microsoft's largest acquisition, PC 2021 sales, Surface Laptop SE
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Category: News
  • Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits.
  • Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history.
  • Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight 
  • Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219.
  • Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase.
  • PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021.
  • Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel.
  • New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.
  • Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World

 
Tips & Picks:
Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects
App pick of the week: .NETpad
Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update 
Codename pick of the week: Nickel
Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider 

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