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

Apr 12th 2023

Windows Weekly 824

It's Called Flocculation

KB5025239, Build 2023 session catalog, Xbox April update

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Category: News

KB5025239, Build 2023 session catalog, Xbox April update

  • Microsoft brings more new features to Windows 11 on Patch Tuesday. It’s a mini moment!
  • Windows 11 is coming to HoloLens 2! The platform is saved! (Oops)
  • IDC says that PC shipments tanked 29 percent in Q1. Don’t worry, the Mac did even worse. And you won’t believe how the Apple community is rationalizing THAT bit of news
  • Windows 365 gets a Frontline worker option and a smart TV app

Microsoft Build is coming

  • Microsoft has posted the session catalog! Anything stand out? Yep.
  • Windows: How we integrated WinUI 3 into File Explorer, Q&A; The Old New Thing with Raymond Chen, Q&A; Deliver AI-powered experiences across cloud and edge, with Windows; Learn how to build the best Arm apps for Windows; Optimize your apps for Arm
  • .NET: Full stack Blazor in .NET 8 with Blazor United; What's new in .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI), Q&A
  • The era of the AI Copilot with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott
  • Fluent 2: It must be based on the work in Loop

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft 365 Copilot is coming soon to OneNote
  • Microsoft Edge gets three new features, including DALL-E-based image creation
  • The case of the mysterious reappearing Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) in Office. A tale of ribbons, simplified ribbons, and personalized toolbars, oh my
  • LinkedIn adds free ways to verify yourself on the service - there better be a blue checkmark!
  • Microsoft brings Bing chatbot to Swiftkey on Android


  • Xbox Game Pass exits beta, is now available in 40 new countries
  • Xbox April Update adds revamped search, ability to adjust active hours - a nice compromise on energy savings
  • Microsoft drops the hammer on Xbox game emulation
  • Microsoft brings more Elite Controller 2 customizations to Xbox Design Lab
  • Microsoft announces another 10-year cloud gaming deal with a company not named Sony

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Learn to code for free
  • App pick of the week: Opera’s free VPN
  • This Week on RunAs: Team Metrics with Angela Dugan
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: The Famous Grouse

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