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

Feb 23rd 2022

Windows Weekly 765

Squig glies

Windows 11 Pro Requires MSA, Intel's Apple M1 Rival?
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Category: News

A Look Back at Microsoft's Longhorn Era - The absolute apex for Windows fans

  • Paul's Programming Windows series
  • Professional Developers Conference 2003 vs.2005
  • Microsoft guts Longhorn to make 2006 delivery date
  • What did Microsoft learn from Vista
  • New programming models - Avalon, Indigo, WinFS (Was WinFX, became .NET FW 3)
  • Satya Nadella vs. Steve Ballmer
  • Microsoft fought the web, and the web won

Windows 11

  • Microsoft tests new warnings for Windows 11 PCs not meeting minimum Specs
  • Windows 11 Pro may require MSA sign-in, internet connectivity, just like the Home version


  • Intel surges forward with 12th-gen Core chips


  • Microsoft integrates Twitch into the Xbox UI
  • Activision Blizzard filing/shareholder letter explains how the Microsoft acquisition went down
  • Activision reportedly delays 2023 Call of Duty title

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Take command of the squigglies
  • App pick of the week: .NETpad (WinForms)
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports GCP and AWS
  • Codename pick of the week: Singularity – there is NOT just one
  • Beer pick of the week: Sour #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Company

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