WW 819: Sixty-four Threads but None for You - Windows Insider Canary Channel, video super resolution, Outlook for Mac goes free
Microsoft adds Windows 12 to the Insider Program
Last week's feature release shows you how these Insider channels map to the next release, which is sometimes a Moment now and not just a formal Feature Update. Don't worry. They didn't tell anyone that.
Canary - big changes that need lots of incubation time (e.g. kernel changes), no release target
Dev - changes that need incubation, no release target
Beta- testing changes targeting the next release
Release preview - testing changes that are slated to ship imminently in the next release barring any major explosions (e.g. printers)
Stable - nothing works
First Canary build today: Access keys and File Recommendations in File Explorer, LSA Protection Enablement on upgrade.
Dev channel: This channel is "rebooted" to 23000 series now, per above. This build has live captions in more languages, access keys in the File Explorer context menus (another Win11 regression), Recommendations in File Explorer, and other changes.
Dev channel (last week): Microsoft is working on a new volume mixer.
Microsoft is bringing "video super resolution" to Microsoft Edge
We're still not done with PC maker results: Dell goes down in Q4 too
Satya Nadella, marketing AI, now says that Cortana was "dumb as a rock." Come on.
Microsoft to talk up AI in work next week
Microsoft talks up AI in Microsoft 365 - this will never end now
Microsoft brings more AI to devs at Azure Open Source Day
Brave Search adds an AI-powered Summarizer
DuckDuckGo adds a similar Answer feature
Microsoft Outlook is now free on the Mac
EU likely to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Told you so?
Halo Infinite Season 3 is live. Can it save this game?
Halo players have created over one million maps with Forge Beta
Microsoft announces new titles for Xbox Game Pass
Starfield arrives in September
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Don't be a statistic
App pick of the week: Start11
RunAs this Week: FIDO2 and Passwordless with Kyle Kotowick
Brown liquor pick of the week: Craigellachie Bas Armagnac Cask Finish 13
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