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

Feb 22nd 2023

Windows Weekly 817

The Moment of Confusion

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac, AI anthropomorphism, WinUI 3 & WinAppSDK

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Category: News

Microsoft FINALLY brings Windows 11 on Arm support to Apple Silicon Macs

  • A new Release Preview build shows us what the next Moment update will look like
  • New Beta channe builds are a bit less interesting
  • More PC maker fallout with Lenovo revenues down 24 percent in Q4

Bing AI

  • Bing AI is a lying liar who lies. Questions about Microsoft releasing it in this state continue
  • After many Bing AI freakouts, Microsoft limits the length of chats... and then it bumps up the length a bit just a few days later.
  • Microsoft brings Bing AI to Bing, Edge, and Skype mobile apps

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft IS releasing Teams 2.0 in March. 


  • Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2022 17.5, and it’s a big update
  • Microsoft releases .NET 8 Preview 1
  • Visual Studio gets an integrated .NET Upgrade Assistant... previously only a command line tool
  • Paul examines WinUI 3 and the Windows App SDK. 
  • Microsoft is moving File Explorer from XAML Islands to Windows App SDK.


  • Microsoft defends the Activision Blizzard acquisition in court.
  • Microsoft inks 10-year deal to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo
  • Microsoft’s PC games are coming to NVIDIA GeForce Now
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Friends & Family Plan comes to 6 new countries, none of which are your country
  • As suspected, we’re getting a third Xbox Game Pass title drop this month

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: 2FA all the things
  • App pick of the week: Craiyon
  • RunAs Radio this week: Migrating to Windows 11 with Michael Niehaus
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: The Macallan Estate

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