Windows Weekly 780: Call of Jury Duty

Posted on June 9, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 1 Comment

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Alex Kipman’s ouster, Windows 11 22H2 edging closer to the finish line, Exchange Server delays, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Learn about the new features in Windows 11

I’ve started a new article series, new in 22H2, that examines the improvements in Windows 11 version 22H2. There are two posts available so far: Start and Taskbar.

Tip of the week #2: Add Windows 11 visual style to Microsoft Edge

With the release last week of Microsoft Edge 102, you can now configure the browser to use Windows 11 visual effects.

Tip of the week #3: Transcribe any audio or video file with Word for Web

Word for the web offers a useful feature not found in the desktop version: it can transcribe the speech in audio and video files. You need a Microsoft 355 account.

Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Customer Connection Program

Are you an IT pro who wants more early access to new and unannounced Windows-related things? If so, you may want to apply to join the newly expanded Windows Customer Connection Program.

Enterprise pick 2 of the week: IE users — June 15 is the day

Next week on June 15 Microsoft is ceasing support for the desktop version of IE 11 for most versions of Windows 10, but not all. The retirement does not affect “in-market” Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) or Server Internet Explorer 11 desktop apps, Microsoft officials said. It also doesn’t affect the MSHTML (“Trident”) rendering engine. Still: Progress! (?)

Beer pick of the week: Hudson Valley Demiurge sour IPA

I’ve talked before about some beers that are made to taste like wine or even cocktails. Today’s pick is a sour beer that is meant to evoke tiki cocktails. Sounds crazy? Somehow Hudson Valley Brewing has pulled this off with Demiurge, a sour DIPA made with wheat, blackstrap molasses, pineapple, lime puree and almonds. Odd but surprisingly fun.

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