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

May 17th 2023

Windows Weekly 829

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Category: News

Windows 11: We’re having another moment!

  • After hitting Release Preview last week, Moment 3 will arrive in preview form next week (Week D) or the following week and then head to stable on June 13 (Patch Tuesday).
  • Now we have a better understanding of Microsoft’s update schedule for Windows 11
  • Feature Updates - one per year in H2, deployed logically using best-known configurations first
  • Moments - once per quarter
  • Controlled Feature Releases (CFRs) - almost every month, deployed randomly
  • App updates - can happen anytime based on readiness\
  • Continuous innovation isn’t just for Windows. In fact, we can assume that mobile was the inspiration for this. Windows feels pressure from mobile. Does mobile feel pressure from web?
  • When Moment 3 arrives, can people in Release Preview automatically exit Insider Preview?
  • Phone Link support for iPhone goes to stable
  • Windows 10 version 21H2 exits support next month, leaving 22H2 as the last version standing for non-managed businesses


  • Bing chatbot gets contextual chat, a few changes on mobile
  • EU begins an antitrust investigation of Azure
  • Google barely mentioned Android 14 and didn’t mention Google Assistant at IO keynote. This is by design: Like Microsoft marketing the cloud before it was ready for 10 years, Google is marketing AI


  • First Rust code shows up in the Windows kernel (in Insider)
  • Visual Studio is getting its first visual refresh in over 10 years
  • Build 2023 is next week! Any sessions stand out? (You can save sessions you want to see to your virtual backpack)


  • EU regulators approve Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
  • UK CMA acts like a bunch of crybabies
  • Microsoft announces more Game Pass titles for May
  • Here comes another Windows-based gaming handheld

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: There is a new Windows 11 ISO coming
  • App pick of the week: Brave
  • RunAs Radio this week: Dealing with Vulnerable Exchange Servers with Gareth Gudger
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Goodridge & Williams Northern Grain Whiskey

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