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

May 31st 2023

Windows Weekly 831

Skied Both & Drunk in the Middle

Build 2023 analysis, Dev Drive, Margrethe Vestager's speech

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Category: News

One more look back at Build 

  • Microsoft talked a lot about what’s coming to Windows, was vague on the timing. Speaking of vague, Microsoft gave the impression that there were “1 billion” Windows 11 users. There are not.
  • Paul can confirm that Panos Panay was purposefully sidelined.
  • Dev Drive: excellent. Dev Home: Eh. Windows Copilot, Winget config: maybe
  • A theory about 23H2 = Moment 4

Windows 11

  • New Insider Preview builds.
  • Canary: Microsoft Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies on Windows on ARM.
  • Dev: Dev Drive, Windows Backup, never combine in Taskbar.
  • Beta: Minor changes.
  • Don’t forget that Moment 3 arrives next week.
  • Hackers fully crack Windows XP activation.
  • HP revenues fall 22 percent as PC market doldrums continue.
  • Intel CEO discusses “serious leadership issues” at Intel and the rocky turnaround.


  • Surface Pro X camera just stops working, so Microsoft issues a temporary fix.


  • Margrethe Vestager discusses the UK CMA and Activision Blizzard.
  • New Games for Gold titles - Adios is available now, and on Windows too (a first?).
  • New Game Pass titles.
  • Xbox app gets May update.
  • Google Play Games for PC Beta comes to Europe, New Zealand.

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Get started on what’s next for Windows 11
  • App pick of the week: Greenshot, ImageGlass, VLC
  • RunAs Radio this week: Azure Sticker Shock with Aidan Finn
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Crown Royal Northern Rye Harvest

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