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

Aug 9th 2023

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Windows 365 Switch public preview, Project IDX, digital decluttering

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Category: News

Windows 365 Switch public preview, Project IDX, digital decluttering

Windows 11

  • Patch Tuesday arrives - nothing to see here, first PT this year with no new Windows 11 22H2 features
  • New Canary build today: Two features from Dev, one new feature, plus a few minor fixes
  • Windows 365 Switch is now available in public preview

More Earnings Learnings

  • Amazon revenues up 11 percent, but we have lots of AWS info
  • Apple revenues flat as smartphone market slide continues - but services

Microsoft 365, AI, etc

  • Bing Chat comes to (some) third-party mobile browsers
  • Slack is getting a major UI refresh


  • Microsoft issues final .NET 8 preview, RC next
  • Google uses VS Code to make its new AI-based code editor in the browser
  • GitHub Copilot adds a beta code referencing tool


  • New Zealand OK’s Activision Blizzard acquisition
  • Microsoft, er, Activision announces Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  • Sony revenues soared 33 percent in the previous quarter, with PlayStation 5 unit sales up 38 percent to 3.3 million
  • PS5 Cloud Streaming goes live for some (requires PS Plus)

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: One strategy for digital decluttering
  • Tip of the week #2: Back-to-school sale at the Microsoft Store
  • Tip of the week #3: Subscribe to Thurrott Premium, Windows Intelligence newsletter, and Club TWiT
  • Podcast pick of the week: Azure Innovations with Mark Russinovich
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Port Askaig 100 Proof

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