Windows Goes to 11 – Windows Weekly 727

Posted on June 3, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 8 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the June 24 Windows event, more Windows news, new Windows PCs, web browsers, and so much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Catch up on your Build sessions

I spent much of the weekend watching Build 2021 sessions online. You should peruse the session list and see if there’s something there for you too.

App pick of the week: Tell Me Why

To celebrate Pride Month, Microsoft’s Tell Me Why is available for free on Xbox Consoles, Microsoft Store, and Steam for the entire month.

Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2022 is almost soup

MS acknowledges that Win Server 2022 has RTM’d but they’re holding it for more testing and updating. And don’t let the name (Microsoft Server OS) throw you off… for now, anyway.

Enterprise pick 2 of the week: Microsoft buys ReFirm Labs

ReFirm, maker of the open-source Binwalk product for firmware security-analysis, is now going to be part of Microsoft.

Beer pick of the week: Torch & Crown Rainbows Everywhere IPA

Rainbows Everywhere is yet another nice New England IPA. What makes it nice is that it’s a benefit for LGBTQ causes around NYC. June is Pride month, so it’s nice that they are donating case sales to various LGBTQ orgs here.


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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Windows Goes to 11 – Windows Weekly 727”

  1. rmac

    it's not an '11', it's a dual screen, right?

  2. rmac

    ...and dual screen in the sense it'll be an AR overlay atop Windows.

  3. MutualCore

    This goes to 11.

  4. justme

    First - time spent gaming is NEVER wasted. :)

    Second - Windows 10, the last edition of windows? Quote was mistaken - should have been the last non-subscription version of windows.... (I jest of course, but only just....)

  5. srrlx1986

    Im sorry was there a dig at Yocco's in this podcast? That's been my go to hot dog place since I was a kid.

  6. mattbg

    Notable paragraph here: Intel 10nm & 12th Generation Alder Lake K-Series Desktop CPUs Headed For Launch In October (

    Additionally, Intel and Microsoft are working close to optimize Alder Lake CPU performance for an upcoming build of its Windows operating system which will bring massive scheduling upgrades & will also be coming out around the same time as the launch of Alder Lake chips. The first unveiling is expected on the 24th of June.

  7. rmac

    Lo the Windows speculator. He riseth in the morning and upsetteth the whole household. Mighty are his preparations. He goeth forth with great hope in his heart – and when the day is far spent he returneth, smelling of strong drink, and the truth is not in him.

  8. stever

    I really enjoy watching Windows Weekly. I own a computer store that service several clients that use both onsite and cloud Exchange and OUTLOOK!!!! I really wish you would stop putting down Microsoft Outlook!! I have used it since Outlook 97. I have used several other email clients and there is nothing that works like Outlook in a business environment. For email/Calendar/ and Contacts that is used in a business environment with shared calendars or contacts there is nothing that can compare. Leo always craps because it creates 1 large PST file. Yes it can get corrupted but in my 25+ years working with it I rarely see corruption. If it does then run the utility. Having 1 large file has advantages. Backup. Changing to another PC easily. Sorry for the rant but I believe its the best program to use in Office suite.