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

Nov 29th 2023

Windows Weekly 857

SharePoint All the Way Down

Energy Saver, tiny11 2311, Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

On this episode, Mikah, Paul, and Richard discuss the lean tiny11 2311 project, Windows 11 updates like the new Energy Saver feature, Amazon's AI chatbot for enterprises, and Netflix's gaming service additions like GTA. Other topics covered include Xbox console deals, DuckDuckGo vs Google Search, and European antitrust issues.


  • Tiny11 2311 arrives, is even tinier and even 23H2er … or something
  • Beta channel: Teams integration with Share (Entra ID only), new language support for Ink Anywhere
  • Dev: Copilot icon moves (!), more Copilot, Share, Ink, Android in Nearby Sharing (!)
  • Canary: Energy Saver (new feature), more
  • Samsung brings its browser to the Microsoft Store


  • Microsoft and Meta reportedly receiving 3x as many NVIDIA GPUs for AI as Amazon
  • Amazon introduces it’s own AI chatbot for the enterprise, and it does have one useful and unique feature
  • Microsoft is retiring its Microsoft 365 browser extension
  • Evernote is still a thing and now it wants to charge everyone
  • Amazon takes a Fire TV Cube and turns it into a remote desktop thin client


  • UK CMA provisionally rules against Adobe acquisition of Figma
  • EU formally objects to Amazon acquisition of iRobot because the robot vacuum cleaner market is so important


  • Xbox Series X and S are still on sale. Just saying
  • The November Update for Xbox is here with rewards redemption, Xbox app gets compact mode
  • Microsoft is reportedly deprecating the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox
  • Netflix is bringing GTA trilogy to the service
  • The current Call of Duty is awash in bad reviews, so let’s talk about the next Call of Duty!

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Microsoft’s new ugly Christmas sweater is here
  • App pick of the week: DuckDuckGo
  • RunAs Radio this week: Zero Trust Adoption Guidance with Nicolas Blank
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Pendleton Rye 12 Year

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