This Week in IT

This Week in IT

Join Russell Smith, Editorial Director of Petri.com, to take a look at the most important news for IT pros in the past week.

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This Week in IT Episodes

Windows 11
Episode 106 Apr 12, 2024

Revealed: The Cost of Staying Secure on Windows 10

This Week in IT, I look at the recently announced pricing for ESUs on Windows 10 if you want to stay secure beyond the end of support date in October 2025. Plus, the different ways you can get the updates and what it means for your organization. Links and resources Transcript This Week in IT,...

Microsoft Teams unbundling
Episode 105 Apr 2, 2024

Microsoft Teams Gets Divorced (A Global Unbundling)

This Week in IT, I explore the changes Microsoft has announced to Teams and Office apps globally that it hopes might avoid a legal showdown with the EU. I look at how a previous antitrust battle changed the software landscape forever but why this one might not have much impact on the stronghold Microsoft Teams...

Copilot Pro vs Copilot for Microsoft 365
Episode 104 Mar 29, 2024

Copilot Pro vs Copilot for Microsoft 365 – Are Either Worth the $$$?

This Week in IT, I’m going to look at the main differences between the two paid versions of Copilot, Copilot Pro and Copilot for Microsoft 365, and whether it’s worth paying extra for the enterprise-grade Copilot solution as Microsoft announces enterprise data grounding is coming to Copilot in the Office apps. Links and resources Transcript...

New Surface Laptop 6 for Business
Episode 103 Mar 22, 2024

New Microsoft Surface Devices and Copilot Updates Unlock Power of AI

This Week in IT, Microsoft announces AI hardware in new Surface devices and updates to Windows 11, Windows 365, and Microsoft 365 to get AI into the hands of more people. I look in more detail at the announcements and how these changes could affect the way we all work. Links and resources Transcript This...

TWiIT ep102 - Classic Outlook vs Outlook for Windows
Episode 102 Mar 15, 2024

Everything You Need To Know About Outlook For Windows (Deployment, Architecture, and Update Playbook)

This Week in IT, Microsoft is promising to support the classic desktop Outlook app until 2029, but not everyone is happy about the new Outlook for Windows. I take a look at the new app and whether you should consider using it or holding off for now. Links and resources Transcript This Week in IT....

This Week in IT ep101 - Windows 11 Moment 5
Episode Mar 7, 2024

NEW AI Update & IT Pro Features: A Closer Look at Windows 11 Moment 5

This Week in IT, Microsoft has announced new AI features coming to Windows, including in Copilot and built-in apps. There are several new Copilot plugins to connect with 3rd-party services, new skills, AI features in Photos and Clipchamp, intelligent Snap layouts, and expanded sharing options. There are also new Windows 365 features and updates for...

This Week in IT - 'Copilot for Microsoft 365' Is Now Available for Everyone - But Is It Worth $30/User?
Episode 95 Jan 26, 2024

This Week in IT: ‘Copilot for Microsoft 365’ Is Now Available for Everyone – But Is It Worth $30/User?

This Week in IT, I dig deeper into Microsoft’s recent announcement that Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for small and medium sized businesses, I’ll look at how Copilot for Microsoft 365 differs from the free version of Copilot, and whether you should consider spending $30/user for the additional features Copilot for M365 brings...

TWiIT ep92 - Windows 12 rumors
Episode 92 Dec 8, 2023

This Week in IT – Windows 12 Rumors and Microsoft Copilot Is Live

This Week in IT, I look at what’s possibly in store for Windows 12, Bing Chat is now Microsoft Copilot and it’s generally available on a device near you! Plus, we navigate the twists and turns of Windows 10’s end-of-support maze, exploring the alternative options for those not ready to move on. I uncover the...

Microsoft Teams Planner AI
Episode 100 Mar 1, 2024

AI-Powered Teams Planner and New Unified App for Windows and Mac

This Week in IT, the new Planner app coming to Teams will be getting some AI smarts powered by Copilot. Microsoft announced that it will now become GA in May and roll out in preview form starting in March. And in other Teams news, Microsoft is unifying Teams on Windows and Mac with a single...

TWiIT ep99 - Zoom Microsoft 365 app integration
Episode 99 Feb 23, 2024

This Week in IT – Zoom Is Getting Microsoft 365 App Integration

This Week in IT, Microsoft announced that Zoom will be integrating Microsoft 365 apps through the new Microsoft 365 Document Collaboration Partner Program. The program allows eligible providers to integrate M365 apps into their platforms. Links and resources Transcript This Week in IT, Microsoft announced that Zoom will be integrating Microsoft 365 apps through the...

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