Windows Weekly 744: Candy Bar Cereal

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss whether Windows 11 is ready for release, more Windows news, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: You can upgrade to Windows 11 right now

And everyone is telling you the wrong way to do that. Here’s the right way.

Tip of the week #2: This may be the best new feature in Windows 11

For all the talk about rounded corners and centered Start in Windows 11, this may in fact be the biggest change.

Enterprise pick of the week: SysInternals virtual conference with MarkR

Sysinternals is turning 25! The ever-youthful Mark Russinovich is going to do a virtual conference dedicated to it to mark the occasion. October 14 starting at 8 am PT/11 am ET.

Enterprise pick of the week No 2:  Microsoft’s administrator portals at your fingertips

There’s a handy collection of all the Microsoft administrator portals available on the Web. (Thanks, Jeff Parrish, for the link). Go to, which is a “community-driven project” for a list of all the URLs.

Codename pick of the week: Zeus

A bunch of codenames for the new Surface line, courtesy of WinCentral’s Zac Bowden

  • Surface Laptop Studio: Zeus (god of the sky/war)
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Nabu (god of writing and vegetation)
  • Surface Go 3: Kahuku (place in Hawaii)
  • Surface Pro X WiFi: Caspar (one of the three kings in the bible. not a friendly ghost, nor a mattress brand)
  • Surface Pro 8: Luca (WiFI); Moro (LTE): Luca Moro is an Italian Football player (?)

Drink pick of the week: Oh Rickey You’re So Lime

You’re so lime you blow my mind, oh Rickey.

1 part raspberry vodka
1 part cranberry juice
1 part sweetened lime syrup (or lime simple syrup)
1 egg white

Dry shake everything together (without ice) then add ice and shake again. Serve over ice.

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