WW 746: Token Woof - Global Azure Outage, Ally.io Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022


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Global Azure Outage, Ally.io Acquisition, Visual Studio 2022

  • Yep, Microsoft is Updating Notepad for Windows 11 Too
  • AMD-Based PCs Suffer a 3-15 Percent Performance Hit with Windows 11
  • Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 a separate app in the Microsoft Store
  • It's Official: The PC Market Stalled in Q3

Azure & Cloud

  • Global Azure outage knocked out virtual machines, other VM-dependent services
  • Business as usual for Azure customers despite 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Blames Russia for Most Nation-State Cyberattacks

Microsoft 365

  • EU regulators asking Teams rivals about Microsoft's bundling practices, per Slack's 2020 complaint
  • Microsoft acquires objectives and key results vendor Ally.io and plans to add it to Viva
  • Smooth Scrolling is Coming to Excel for Windows
  • Amazon Embraces Hybrid Work


  • Microsoft delivers near-final VS 2022 Release Candidate and designates November 8 as GA date
  • Microsoft to Launch Visual Studio 2022 on November 8


  • Microsoft Embraces Right to Repair
  • Microsoft Announces 20th Anniversary Xbox Hardware
  • Quake Gets a Big Update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

Tips and picks

  • App pick of the week: Start11 RC
  • App pick of the week: Vivaldi 4.3
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Ignite sessions are live now
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Emissions Impact Dashboard
  • Beer pick of the week: Allagash Ghoulschip

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