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

Apr 5th 2023

Windows Weekly 823

The Door is Made of a Rake

Microsoft turns 48, Edge Workspaces public preview, Xbox Remix Special Edition Controller

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Category: News

File Explorer access keys, Edge Workspaces public preview, Xbox Remix Special Edition Controller 

Happy birthday, Microsoft

  • Microsoft turned 48 this week (April 4). It took a wrong left turn in Albuquerque

Windows 11

  • New Beta channel build adds Access Keys to File Explorer, Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC), and, yes, a new Bing button on the Taskbar
  • Microsoft Edge Workspaces now in limited public preview

Microsoft 365

  • Oh you didn’t think the new Bing was free, did you?
  • (New) Outlook for Windows Preview gains Gmail support, finally
  • Right before the new Bing launch, Microsoft fixed a major security vulnerability that compromised Bing
  • Google secretly enacted a 5 million file limit on Drive then retracted it after complaints


  • Microsoft announces Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock (Surface Dock 3) with no Surface Connect connector


  • Microsoft reveals first Game Pass titles for April
  • New Xbox Wireless Controller contains “some” recycled materials, is very expensive

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Enable split window feature in Microsoft Edge
  • App pick of the week: Google Nearby Share for Windows
  • This week on RunAs: IPv6 and Azure Active Directory with Pierre Roman
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Auchentoshan Virgin Oak

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