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

Apr 19th 2023

Windows Weekly 825

You're Not a Normal Human

Bing in SwiftKey, Gallery in File Explorer, Ubisoft+ Multi Access

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Category: News

Gallery in File Explorer, Bing in SwiftKey, Ubisoft+ Multi Access


  • Samsung allegedly is considering replacing Google Search with Bing. Can they even do that?
  • Bing chatbot comes to Swiftkey and Microsoft Start. And now you can remove the Bing button from Swiftkey. Sound familiar?
  • Microsoft is all-in on AI hardware
  • Microsoft brings more AI to developers ahead of Build
  • Amazon announces Bedrock generative AI tool for developers. Speaking of which, where’s Apple in all this?

Windows 11

  • New Dev channel build: remove time/date from the system tray, “new” hover behavior on search
  • New Beta channel build: Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) on plugged in PCs, a PC maker-enabled feature - plus RDC redesign for Windows 11
  • Photo Gallery view comes to File Explorer in Insider Program This isn’t the first time a Photos app feature has shown up elsewhere this year


  • Microsoft can’t seem to escape the trap of its one successful Surface design


  • Minecraft Legends, more on tap for Xbox Game Pass
  • Ubisoft+ Multi Access comes to Xbox
  • The exodus from 343 Industries continues
  • Microsoft: just kidding on the latest Xbox Dashboard UI
  • Sega buys Rovio for the same reason Microsoft wants AB

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Hyper-V or Windows Sandbox?
  • App pick of the week: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate/Xbox app for Windows 11
  • RunAs Radio this week: Project Zero Trust with George Finney
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Woodford Reserve

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